Many federal contractors are currently receiving pre-audit notifications at single establishments. We thought it would be helpful to remind contractors that a single site notification is not the only method for distributing notification of an audit or pending audit.
The OFCCP can notify contractors of an audit or pending audit through any of the following:
- a CSAL to the corporate office,
- a CSAL to the single establishment,
- through a telephone call,
- or by simply sending a Scheduling Letter
Pre-notification of an audit is not required by law and is a courtesy provided by the OFCCP. The potential for a “pop quiz” exists and federal contractors should be mindful of this.
To read more about the OFCCP directives regarding audit notifications, please click the link below:
“How is the CSAL different from a Scheduling Letter?
The CSAL is not required by law. It is a courtesy notification to a company chief executive officer through which OFCCP provides:
- a notice of a corporation’s contractor establishments selected to undergo a compliance evaluation during the next scheduling cycle; or
- a notice of a corporation’s single establishment sent directly to the facility to be selected to undergo a compliance evaluation during the next scheduling cycle; and
- an invitation to contractors to utilize the various compliance assistance resources and activities provided by OFCCP through its website and regional offices.
The Scheduling Letter is the OMB-approved letter sent to an establishment to start the evaluation process. The letter is used to:
- notify a particular contractor establishment that it has been scheduled for a compliance evaluation; and
- request submission of the contractor’s Affirmative Action Program(s) and the supporting data.”
If you have received a CSAL or Scheduling Letter and need assistance, please contact Biddle Consulting Group at (800) 999-0438 or firstname.lastname@example.org.