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Your Ultimate Guide to the

Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL)

Welcome to the ultimate guide on the OFCCP's Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL). We're here to help you understand the CSAL and what it means for your company.

What is the CSAL?

The Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL) is a courtesy notification provided to contractors chosen for a compliance evaluation. This evaluation will commence when the establishment receives a scheduling letter from OFCCP. The primary objectives of the CSAL are:

  • To notify the contractor to prepare for the upcoming compliance evaluation.
  • To promote the utilization of OFCCP compliance assistance offerings.

OFCCP CSAL Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the difference between the CSAL and a Scheduling Letter?

The CSAL is a courtesy notification offering resources and assistance. The Scheduling Letter initiates the compliance evaluation process. The Scheduling letter alerts a particular federal contractor establishment that is has been selected for a compliance review.

What was the methodology used for developing the Supply and Service Scheduling List FY 2024, Release-1?

The FY 2024 Supply and Service Scheduling List Release 1 includes 500 compliance evaluations for federal contractors and subcontractors. These evaluations cover establishment-based reviews, Corporate Management Compliance Evaluations (CMCE), and Functional Affirmative Action Program (FAAP) reviews. This list also includes establishment-based reviews for financial institutions, universities, and colleges. The OFCCP created this list by downloading federal contracts worth $50,000 or more from the USAspending database. They excluded contracts awarded to various government entities, school districts, and construction companies, as well as certain healthcare contracts. Contracts expiring by December 31, 2024, were also removed.

How are CMCE establishments chosen for evaluation?

The OFCCP prioritized contractors and subcontractors with the highest employee counts in each district office's area, using 2021 EEO-1 filings to verify employee numbers. The eligible pool included parent companies with contracts of $50,000 or more, U.S. establishments with at least 500 employees, establishments in U.S. territories with at least 150 employees, and FAAP units with at least 300 employees. For financial institutions, the OFCCP used data from the FDIC's public database on FDIC-insured banks, including addresses and employee counts.

My company had an establishment on a previous Supply and Service scheduling list but was later removed. How does this impact the timeline for this establishment to be reviewed in the future?

If your establishment hasn't completed a review or progress report monitoring in the last two years, it might be included now or in future scheduling lists.

How does the OFCCP decide on the size and frequency of the scheduling list?

This is determined by the agency’s workload and resources, with lists of prior years ranging from 400 to 5,000 establishments.

How are compliance reviews for multiple establishments of a company coordinated?

They're assigned to the same region for coordination. A parent company may have additional establishments scheduled from previous scheduling lists.

Is there a limit on the number of establishments scheduled per contractor?

Legally, no. However, OFCCP might set its own limits based on resources and the need for diverse reviews.

Can an establishment undergo a review without receiving a CSAL?

Yes, especially if the review is due to a complaint, contract award notice, or monitoring of a conciliation agreement or consent decree progress report monitoring.

What is the reason for different limits on establishments per parent company in scheduling lists?

The size of the scheduling list and various methodologies play a role in this determination. The OFCCP scrutinizes the impact of different approaches to its scheduling methods.

Can a corporate headquarters undergo an establishment-level evaluation?

Yes, there's no legal prohibition against it.

What if the establishment remains on the CSAL list even after removal confirmation?

Even if exempted from review, the establishment remains on the CSAL list for neutral scheduling purposes. The CSAL is not edited to reflect the change.

How can a contractor get more information on the compliance evaluation process?

OutSolve can assist Contractors  with questions regarding the CSAL at info@outsolve.com or by clicking here. However, your OFCCP's district or regional office is also an option. Don't forget to register for  OutSolve's webinar on the new OFCCP Combined Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing. It's a great way to stay informed. 

Need More Clarity?

At OutSolve, we specialize in helping businesses navigate the intricate world of OFCCP compliance evaluations and more. If you need personalized guidance or have questions specific to your establishment we stand ready to support you. Please complete the form below or contact us at info@outsolve.com.

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