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Five things to understand about FCC’s recent EEO recruiting rule

The FCC’s recent declaratory ruling that a broadcaster can now rely exclusively on online sources to meet the commission’s requirement that stations widely disseminate job openings does not end stations’ other EEO obligations under the FCC rules.

Those rules establish a three-prong EEO outreach program for broadcasters and the ruling addresses only the first one. The two remaining programs involve notifying community groups about job vacancies if they request such notification, and an obligation to engage in general outreach not related to specific job openings.

Attorney David Oxenford with Wilkinson Barker Knauer outlines the steps that broadcasters must continue to take to ensure full compliance with FCC regulations.

TAB members stations are encouraged to use TAB’s online Job Bank to post and fill vacancies. Listings are free to stations and job seekers alike. The Job Bank is the most visited section of TAB’s website.

In addition, TAB’s legal hotline fields questions regarding compliance with the FCC’s rules on EEO and other matters, as well as various state laws and regulations ranging from advertising and labor law to general media law.

Questions? Contact TAB’s Oscar Rodriguez or call (512) 322-9944.

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