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 2023, Release-2?
For establishment-based reviews, OFCCP selected contractors engaged in low-wage industries. OFCCP utilized the Bureau of Labor Statistics QCEW data to identify industries with the lowest weekly wages. Additionally, OFCCP identified non-construction industries that received the highest frequency of contracts awarded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill: Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting; Manufacturing; Retail Trade; Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services; Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services; Accommodation and Food Services; and Other Services (except Public Administration).
How are CMCE establishments chosen for evaluation?
The OFCCP schedules reviews for the corporate headquarters using data from various sources such as Federal Procurement Data System‐New Generation (FPDS‐NG), Duns & Bradstreet (D&B) or through an EEO‐1 filing.
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 email@example.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.
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