OFCCP Director Craig Leen announced that the agency will be posting 500 Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (CSALs) on its website “in the spring” that will be for “focused reviews” of contractors’ Section 503 and VEVRAA compliance. The focused reviews will aim corporate-wide as opposed to establishment compliance. FortneyScott has learned that OFCCP recently received OMB approval for a revised scheduling letter for these focused Section 503 reviews and a copy of that scheduling letter is here. The focused review CSALs will be part of the 3500 CSALs to be issued this spring.
Contractors should review the Section 503 focused review scheduling letter now so that they can be prepared if they are on the CSAL list. Remember that contractors will not be receiving CSAL letters but rather will have to check the OFCCP FOIA Library webpage.
The focused review CSAL’s are the product of OFCCP’s Directive 2018-04, issued on August 10, 2018, which stated that OFCCP will conduct focused reviews of contractor compliance with (1) Executive Order 11246, (2) Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 503), and (3) the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA). The focused reviews will be based on onsite visits to perform a comprehensive review of, for example, the Self-ID and accommodations process for affected applicants and employees. OFCCP pledges to provide a “standard protocol” for the reviews to be published in FAQs prior to the posting of the next scheduling list.
For more information on focused reviews and the coming CSAL notices contact your FortneyScott attorney.