As promised, the Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) this week published its fiscal year 2019 Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL), identifying 3,500 federal contractor establishments (or functions) for an upcoming compliance evaluation, with audits scheduled to begin in mid-May. Publication of the list online has now replaced OFCCP’s longstanding former practice of mailing advance notice “letters” to targeted establishments. The new list is available online.

The 3,500 establishments (or functions) listed have been identified for one of the following types of audits: a standard compliance review; a corporate management compliance evaluation (CMCE); a “compliance check”; or a “focused review” of compliance with Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act. In addition to the CSAL, OFCCP has posted a scheduling methodology document indicating that federal contractors in the Agriculture, Manufacturing, and Wholesale Trade industries have been targeted in particular and make up approximately one-third of the 3,500 entities on the list.

Under current OFCCP policy, the agency gives targeted establishments 45 days advance notice prior to mailing a formal scheduling letter, meaning that targeted contractors will begin receiving scheduling letters in mid-May.

Members of the Center for Workplace Compliance (CWC) can read more here.