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Revised as of
Goto Year:1996 |
Sec. 100.51 Equal employment opportunities.
(a) General policy. Equal opportunity in employment shall be
afforded all licensees or permittees of direct broadcast satellite
stations licensed as broadcasters to all qualified persons, and no
person shall be discriminated against in employment because of race,
color, religion, national origin, or sex.
(b) Equal employment opportunity program. Each station shall
establish, maintain, and carry out a positive continuing program of
specific practices designed to assure equal opportunity in every aspect
of station employment policy and practice. Under the terms of its
program, a station shall:
(1) Define the responsibility of each level of management to ensure
a positive application and vigorous enforcement of the policy of equal
opportunity, and establish a procedure to review and control managerial
and supervisory performance.
(2) Inform its employees and recognized employee organizations of
the positive equal employment opportunity policy and program and enlist
(3) Communicate the station's equal employment opportunity policy
and program and its employment needs to sources of qualified applicants
without regard to race, color, religion, national
origin, or sex, and solicit their recruitment assistance on a continuing
(4) Conduct a continuing campaign to exclude every form of prejudice
or discrimination based upon race, color, religion, national origin, or
sex from the station's personnel policies and practices and working
(5) Conduct continuing review of job structure and employment
practices and adopt positive recruitment, training, job design and other
measures needed in order to ensure genuine equality of opportunity to
participate fully in all organizational units, occupations and levels of
responsibility in the station.
(c) Applicants for a construction permit for a new facility, for
authority to obtain assignment of the construction permit or license of
such a station, for authority to acquire control of an entity holding
such construction permit or license, (other than pro forma or
involuntary assignments of transfers) and for renewal of license, shall
file with the FCC programs designed to provide equal employment
opportunities for American Indians and Alaskan Natives; Asians and
Pacific Islanders; Blacks, not of Hispanic origin; Hispanics; and women,
or amendments to such programs. Guidelines for the preparation of such
programs are set forth in Forms 396 and 396A. A program need not be
filed by an applicant who employs or proposes to employ less than five
full-time employees. Additionally, a program for minority group members
need not be filed if minorities constitute less than five percent, in
the aggregate, of the labor force in the applicant's labor recruitment
area. Applicants exempt from the filing requirement should submit a
statement of explanation with their applications.
(d) Each licensee or permittee with five or more full-time employees
shall file an annual employment report with the FCC on or before May 31
of each year on FCC Form 395.
(e) Notwithstanding other EEO provisions within these rules, an
entity that uses an owned or leased DBS facility operating under this
part to provide more than one channel of video programming directly to
the public must comply with the equal employment opportunity
requirements set forth in part 76, subpart E of this chapter, if such
entity exercises control (as defined in part 76, subpart E of this
chapter) over the video programming it distributes.
[ 47 FR 31574 , July 21, 1982, as amended at 58 FR 42251 , Aug. 9, 1993]
Goto Section: 100.21 | 100.53
Goto Year: 1996 |
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