Did you receive a scheduling letter this summer? If so, you’re not alone. DCI has seen a wave of OFCCP scheduling letters received by establishments in June and July. Many of the audit letters were for establishments that were on the Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letter (CSAL) list with many of the establishments receiving courtesy letters over two years. Additionally, there have been a handful of establishments that have received a scheduling letter that were not listed on a CSAL.
The majority of audit letters received by DCI clients have been in the Northeast and Midwest regions. One thing of interest is that in many cases in both regions, the District Office conducting the audit is not the closest or the most logical District Office to be auditing the location based on proximity. That being said, the District Office listed on the letter is still within the appropriate region (e.g., Indianapolis District office auditing a location near Minneapolis and Milwaukee). Moreover, we have also seen multiple audit letters for locations at the same organization within the same region arrive at the same time. It is not terribly uncommon to see this occur given various workload concerns with offices within a region, but still an interesting trend to note for contractors.
As a reminder, it is always a good practice to remind locations to be on the look-out for an official scheduling letter from OFCCP, as contractors have 30 days to respond with a desk audit submission.
By Joanna Colosimo, Associate Principal Consultant, and Amanda Shapiro, Senior Consultant at DCI Consulting Group