Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Heads Up Letters

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has mailed another round of "courtesy letters" (aka "heads up letters") to federal contractors and subcontractors dated July 16, 2014, identifying establishments for "possible scheduling of a supply and service compliance evaluation during this scheduling cycle" - meaning sometime during the remainder of FY 2013-2014. Known formally as Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters (CSALs), be aware that these letters are being sent directly to specific locations of multi-establishment contractors and not to the corporate headquarter offices. In addition, corporate offices are not being copied. Therefore, executives and HR staff in the field should be alerted to watch for these letters and advise corporate HR offices immediately upon receipt. Last year some of the actual scheduling audit letters started arriving within days of the release of the CSALs. The fiscal year ends September 30, 2014, and we can expect to see the majority, if not all, of those on the "heads up" list receive their official scheduling letter by that date.