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Government Contractors: Are You on the List?

By Angela Adams, CEBS, SPHR, Director, EEO & Compliance Solutions
Published June 18, 2024

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), part of the U.S. Department of Labor, recently released its latest “Corporate Scheduling Announcement List,” which discloses the government contractors and subcontractors (“contractors”) it plans to audit in the next six months.

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These announcement lists are usually released twice annually as the OFCCP’s way of giving a warning to contractors. The OFCCP must still send each contractor an official notice that a compliance evaluation is being initiated and will typically call the contractor first, advising that the notice is imminent. Once the contractor receives the notice, it has 30 days to provide the OFCCP with all the information requested, which has greatly increased in recent years to include 26 items beyond the affirmative action program itself.

Are you on the list? If you’re a member of HR Source, or if HR Source completes your affirmative action program (AAP), we’ve already notified you. If you’re not, that doesn’t mean you can relax. The OFCCP can decide to audit a contractor despite it not being on the official list for a variety of reasons including complaints, a large contract award, and more.

HR Source recently took a few panicked calls from members who received a solicitation from a company that pushes out open positions to diverse organizations. The title of the email was, “You are on the CSAL [OFCCP] – Are you prepared?”, and it confused some people. Those who received this were not on the CSAL, but the wording made it seem like they were. If you receive any confusing solicitations or communications that you’re unsure of, feel free to call our Affirmative Action team at 800-448-4584 or email at