OFCCP releases new list of federal contractors it will audit
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On January 20, 2023, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) released a new list of federal contractors it intends to review in the coming months for affirmative action compliance. This Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL) is a courtesy heads-up, showing which companies will be selected for random affirmative action audits. If you use Vigilant to prepare your affirmative action plan and you’re on this list, we’ve already alerted you.
This most recent CSAL contains 500 federal supply and service contractor locations. According to the OFCCP’s explanation of its methodology, it selected companies that didn’t enter their certification of affirmative action compliance in the OFCCP Contractor Portal last year, and then further refined the list based on the size of the establishment and geographic location. The OFCCP will gradually work its way through this list. To kick off each review, the OFCCP will send a scheduling letter that gives the employer only 30 days to submit its completed affirmative action plan (AAP) and accompanying supporting data. If you receive an audit scheduling letter from the OFCCP, contact your Vigilant affirmative action team right away.
Tips: As we previously reported, employers with at least 50 employees and a federal contract worth at least $50,000 were required to certify their affirmative action compliance by June 30, 2022. That was the inaugural year for what will be an annual certification requirement. We’ll report when the OFCCP establishes the certification deadline for 2023.