Andrew Turnbull and Sadé Tidwell authored an article forLaw360discussing the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) publishing a list of 500 contractor establishments scheduled to receive advance audit notices known as corporate scheduling announcement letters, or CSALs, and how government contractors on the list can prepare for a potential audit.
“Once the scheduling letter is received, contractors will only have 30 days to provide the information requested in the OFCCP’s current scheduling letter,” the authors wrote. “Contractors on the CSAL list should immediately start reviewing the current scheduling letter to ensure they are prepared to submit the data and documents at the outset of the audit.”
They added: “Those contractors should also be mindful that the OFCCP has proposed significant changes to the scheduling letter that expand the documents and data contractors will be required to submit. If approved, the proposed scheduling letter will increase the burden and risk for contractors during audits.”