Construction contractors with contracts over $10,000 were selected, but OFCCP will exhaust prior CSAL lists before selecting contractors from this new list.
A new Corporate Scheduling Announcement letter (CSAL) was sent out by the Office of Federal Contracts Compliance Programs (OFCCP) to 250 federal construction contractors, federally assisted contractors, and federally assisted subcontractors.
Receipt of the CSAL begins the compliance review process for the establishment identified in the letter. The OFCCP has also released their methodology for developing the CSAL which indicates that the agency identified federal construction contracts valued over $10,000 with estimated start dates prior to May 15, 2022, and estimated end dates after May 15, 2025. Information about construction contractors and federally assisted construction contractors was pulled from the USAspending.gov database and the Department of Transportation. Next, the agency extracted contractors from the original list that were: (1) currently under review, (2) currently in a monitoring period under a conciliation agreement, or (3) currently within the exemption period following a closed compliance review. Then, they refined the list to include contractors with the “highest aggregated contract value for all contract work performed in their assigned OFCCP district office’s jurisdiction.” The assignments placed in each district office were based on the staff available to conduct the compliance evaluations. However, the agency allows flexibility to transfer cases across district offices or to other regions.
It is important to note that the OFCCP will “exhaust prior lists before selecting contractors from a newly released scheduling list.”
Construction contractors should review the CSAL to determine if their organization is included in the list. If you are included, advise company executives and human resources teams to expect a scheduling letter. In the meantime, contractors should make sure that their affirmative action program complies with the construction requirements. OFCCP has suggested that contractors can request compliance assistance from their local field or regional office or review the FAQs.
If you receive a CSAL but feel that you have been incorrectly identified, you should contact the OFCCP at email@example.com. OutSolve offers affirmative action compliance services for construction contractors and can assist in this process. If you would like assistance, you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 888-414-2410.