The FCC’s Office of Communications Business Opportunities is charged with opening up communications industry ownership and employment to small businesses, women and minorities, and early next year it will host a panel of stakeholders that will examine how the FCC’s EEO rules fit into that goal.
The session will be held Wednesday 1/4/12 at FCC HQ. It runs from 9AM-1PM local time.
The FCC described the event:
“Panelists will give interested parties a summary of the relevant regulations and will discuss various industry best-practices for achieving viewpoint diversity through broad outreach and recruitment. The morning event will consist of two panels. The first panel will feature FCC officials who are responsible for oversight of the Commission’s EEO program and practitioners who have counseled broadcasters and MVPDs on creating and maintaining FCC compliant EEO programs. The second panel, will feature representatives from regulated entities who will present their perspectives on daily compliance issues that they face on an ongoing basis.”