USTelecom Media

MB 16-410: Comments to Revise Certain EEO Rules that apply to Broadcasters

Download: USTelecom-EEO-Comments-2017-01-30-FINAL.pdf

The United States Telecom Association (USTelecom) submits these comments in response to the Public Notice (Notice) issued by the Media Bureau (Bureau) seeking comment on a proposal to initiate a rulemaking proceeding to revise certain Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) rules that currently apply to broadcasters. The Notice addresses a Petition for Rulemaking (Petition) submitted to the Bureau by Sun Valley Radio Inc. and Canyon Media Corporation (Petitioners), which asks the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) to modify its EEO policies to permit broadcasters to rely on Internet recruitment sources when conducting outreach for new job openings.