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Back to Basics: the FCC’s EEO Requirements

September 16, 2015

Presented by Larry Miller, Schwartz, Woods and Miller Law; and Melodie Virtue, Garvey Schubert Barer.
The basics and more... An FCC oriented EEO compliance review for those new to the area and a thorough refresher for those who feel the need for refreshment. What is required when you hire, full time and part time. Promoting from within. Outreach initiatives and the road to inexpensive compliance. Documentation (yep...paperwork). Coordinating with an institutional licensee's EEO Program. The Annual EEO Public File Report. Bi-ennial, Mid-Term, and renewal reviews and reporting requirements. Eek, its an EEO random audit. The FCC enforcement arsenal. Overlap with CPB regulation. Easiest ways to get into trouble. Easiest ways to stay out of trouble.

Larry Miller is a partner in Schwartz, Woods & Miller, a Washington, D.C. law firm with a national public broadcasting practice. He advises public radio and television clients in areas such as FCC licensing, policy, and regulatory compliance, program production and distribution, copyright, trademark protection, the FCC Spectrum Auction, and station transactions. Larry speaks frequently at public broadcasting conferences. He is a graduate of Dickinson College (B.A.) and The George Washington University Law School (J.D.).

MELODIE VIRTUE has been practicing communications law for over 30 years. She is an owner at the Washington, DC Office of the law firm of Garvey Schubert Barer. Her primary focus is on assisting broadcasters in their dealings with the FCC, providing regulatory advice, working on transactions and applications for stations, and advising them on web site compliance, copyright and streaming issues. She was a presenter for the FCC’s Office of Small Business Opportunities webinar on EEO Best Practices available at: industry.

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