Navigating the FCC’s Equal Employment
Opportunity Rules & Public File Requirements
Presented by: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
1:00 pm Central
With the changes in ownership, personnel, and hiring efforts that inevitably occur at stations over time, it is important that station owners, managers, and hiring personnel are on top of the FCC’s rules and requirements for EEO and Public File.
This session will provide a primer on the FCC’s Equal Employment Opportunity rules, including the outreach required for the opening of jobs at the stations, the non-vacancy related activities that stations should be engaging in, and the recordkeeping requirements to make sure you keep all the necessary documents to support what the station did.
This webinar will also detail the obligations for station’s public files. What documents need to be in the file? How long must they be retained? What are the usual trouble spots for broadcasters?
The goal of the session is to refresh your understanding of the rules, provide insight into the FCC’s enforcement and guidance in the past few years, and highlight some common pitfalls.
To register, click here.
Stations can get credit for EEO Training programs for their management employees… if you and your management employees all watch the webinar together, and tie it together with some other management EEO training during the relevant two year evaluation period, then stations can claim EEO credit.
About our Presenter:
David Oxenford has over 25 years of experience in representing radio and television broadcasters before the Federal Communications Commission and other regulatory agencies, dealing with issues including the FCC multiple ownership rules, the conversion of radio and television to digital transmission, alien ownership, and all aspects of the content and technical rules regulating broadcast operations. Oxenford also provides advice to broadcasters around the country on political broadcasting, advertising rules and regulations, and represents Internet radio stations and other webcasters on music licensing and other regulatory and transactional issues. He currently a partner in the Washington, D.C office of Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP. He is a regular speaker at state and national broadcast and webcasting conferences and conventions.