Update: New Scheduling Letter Released

It’s here. OFCCP’s New Scheduling Letterand Itemized Listing has been released and is effective for any audits initiated today, October 1, 2014, and going forward. OFCCP has announced, however, that it will not schedule audits from October 1 through October 15 to allow contractors time to “become acquainted” with the new scheduling letter and itemized listing. We’ve learned from an official at OFCCP that the Agency is in the process of developing FAQs surrounding the new letter.The FAQs shouldbe releasedsome timeduring this 15-day“audit moratorium.”

As we noted yesterday, the revised scheduling letter and itemized listing changes a number of the audit submission requirements. Here’s a summary of the changes:

  • Compliance with the new veteran and disability regulations:
  • Results of the effectiveness of outreach evaluation;
  • Documentation of the audit and reporting system;
  • Data collection and analysis, including an additional six months if more than six months into the plan year;
  • Disability utilization analysis, including progress for the current year if more than six months into the plan year; and,
  • Veteran hiring benchmark, including progress for the current year if more than six months into the plan year.