The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is sending out 2,500 Courtesy Scheduling Announcement Letters (CSALs) nationwide to notify employers that they are being slated for audits.

Once a company receives one of these letters, it must submit detailed pay data for each of its employees. The company must also submit a copy of its Affirmative Action Program (AAP) and its Section 503 and Section 4212 AAPs. The CSAL urges the recipient to “submit your information in an electronic format to reduce the amount of time it takes to complete our evaluation.”

The data and document submission is used to complete what OFCCP calls a “desk audit.” Desk audits are generally followed by an “on-site review” and then by an “off-site analysis.”