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February 03, 2023

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Breaking News: OFCCP Issues First CSAL Under New Leadership

Today, OFCCP under new Director Jenny Yang published a 2022 Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL) identifying those establishments of federal contractors and subcontractors that it will schedule for compliance evaluations – more commonly known as “audits” – over the next year or more.  Included with the new CSAL is OFCCP’s methodology for selecting contractors for audit.

New for this CSAL is OFCCP’s Directive that contractors may not enjoy a 45-day grace period before the Agency begins to schedule the audits, as has been the case for years.  Directive 2022-02 – Effective Compliance Evaluations and Enforcement provides that “OFCCP may begin scheduling contractors upon the publication of the CSAL.”  While the apparent intent of the CSAL is to provide advance notice, those who are scheduled for an audit on the heels of this 2022 CSAL may not receive much of a heads up.  Nonetheless, it remains to be seen whether the Agency will immediately begin scheduling audits from the 2022 CSAL, given that it is still working to schedule or complete audits from the 2021 CSALs.

Generally speaking, OFCCP will schedule new audits from the 2022 CSAL as District Offices have capacity to handle them, which means the timing of the receipt of a “scheduling letter” triggering the audit is unpredictable.  However, OFCCP will often reach out to the contractor shortly before the sending a scheduling letter to confirm contact information for the company official to whom the scheduling letter will be sent.

Where possible, identified contractors should use the advance notice to ensure that their AAP compliance efforts are in order and that data will be ready to supply to OFCCP.

That is especially true now, given that automatic 30-day extensions of the data submission deadline are a thing of the past.  As also included in Directive 2022-02 – Effective Compliance Evaluations and Enforcement, OFCCP will now grant deadline extensions only in  “extraordinary circumstances.”

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Laura Mitchell, Jackson Lewis, Management Representation lawyer, Contractual Drafting Attorney

Laura A. Mitchell is a Principal in the Denver, Colorado, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She represents management exclusively in all areas of employment law, focusing on affirmative action and government contractor compliance.

Ms. Mitchell is a Principal in the firm’s Affirmative Action and OFCCP Defense practice group, representing government and non-government contractors in Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) matters, preparing for and defending OFCCP audits, and counseling employers on issues stemming...

F. Christopher Chrisbens, Jackson Lewis, litigation attorney, employment law, intellectual property legal counsel, OFCCP compliance lawyer
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F. Christopher Chrisbens is Of Counsel in the Denver, Colorado, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Over his years as a litigation attorney, manager, trainer and workplace investigator, Mr. Chrisbens has developed a diverse array of employment law skills serving employers in a variety of legal and corporate settings.

Mr. Chrisbens began his career as a litigator and appellate practitioner in Los Angeles, California, and later returned to Boulder, Colorado where he was partner in a Boulder firm practicing in the areas of commercial...