OFCCP Sends 1,000 Audit Notices to Government Contractors
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently sent approximately 1,000 notices to government contractors and subcontractors to inform them that they may be subject to an audit of their affirmative action programs (AAPs). The notices, called Courtesy Scheduling Announcement Letters (CSALs), are dated February 1, 2018, and are intended to provide advance notice to contractors of upcoming audits. The last major round of CSALs went out in February 2017. Although a CSAL does not commence an audit, we strongly recommend that any company that has received a CSAL prepare as though their affirmative action and employment practices are going to be audited in the coming months. Even if a contractor does not receive a CSAL, the OFCCP may still select that contractor for audit without advance notice.
Stephanie Scheck and Amy Conway regularly work with our government contractor clients defending OFCCP audits. Our firm is experienced in reviewing contractors' current AAPs and related affirmative action practices to ensure that our clients are audit-ready. Our talented AAP team routinely prepare AAPs from the ground up and have done so on short timelines under the pressure of an audit. Learn about our affirmative action practice and how we work with clients to prepare AAPs.