CSALs Are Coming, But Not In The Mail
It has been reported that the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) will be issuing Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters (CSAL) in February. A CSAL is a notice to an establishment that it has been selected to undergo an audit by the OFCCP.
CSALs do not initiate an audit – only a scheduling letter can do that. In the past, a CSAL gave recipients at least 45 days’ notice before receipt of an audit scheduling letter.
While in prior years CSALs were mailed to contractor establishments, there is information that new this year the CSAL list will be posted on the OFCCP website only. Federal Contractors will then need to check the posting to determine whether they have an establishment on the list.
In 2018, 1,000 CSAL letters were mailed in February, with audit scheduling letters following in March. Then a second wave of 750 CSAL letters was sent in September. It is unknown whether the 2019 CSAL notice will be announced in waves or all at once.
The OFCCP website currently has prior year CSAL lists only. Polsinelli will continue to monitor whether 2019 CSAL list been posted.