|Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
|Approved by OMB
3060-0120 (February 2003)
|FOR FCC USE ONLY
|BROADCAST EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY MODEL PROGRAM REPORT
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|FOR COMMISSION USE ONLY
B396A - 20150127AEU
BENETT KESSLER II TRUST
686 SNOW CIRCLE
|State or Country (if foreign address)
|Telephone Number (include area code)
|E-Mail Address (if available)
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| Application for Construction Permit for New Station Application for Assignment of License
Application for Transfer of Control
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||City: INDEPENDENCE State: CA
Applicants seeking authority to construct a new commercial, noncommercial or international broadcast station, applicants seeking authority to obtain assignment of the construction permit or license of such a station, and applicants seeking authority to acquire control of an entity holding such construction permit or license are required to afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons and to refrain from discrimination in employment and related benefits on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or sex. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.2080. Pursuant to these requirements, an applicant who proposes to employ five or more full-time employees must establish a program designed to ensure equal employment opportunity. This is submitted to the Commission as the Model EEO Program. For purposes of this form, a station employment unit is a station or a group of commonly owned stations in the same market that share at least one employee.
Guidelines for a Model EEO Program and a Model EEO Program are attached.
NOTE: Check appropriate box, sign the certification below and return to FCC:
Station employment unit will employ fewer than 5 full-time employees; therefore no written program is being submitted.
Station employment unit will employ 5 or more full-time employees. Our Model EEO Program is attached. (You must complete all sections of this form.)
|I certify that the statements made herein are true, complete, and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief, and are made in good faith.
|Name of Respondent
TRUSTEE, BENETT KESSLER II TRUST
WILLFUL FALSE STATEMENTS ON THIS FORM ARE PUNISHABLE BY FINE AND/OR IMPRISONMENT
(U.S. CODE, TITLE 18, SECTION 1001), AND/OR REVOCATION OF ANY STATION LICENSE OR CONSTRUCTION PERMIT
(U.S. CODE, TITLE 47, SECTION 312(a)(1)), AND/OR FORFEITURE (U.S. CODE, TITLE 47, SECTION 503).
MODEL EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM
I. GENERAL POLICY
It will be our policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or sex in all personnel actions including recruitment, evaluation, selection, promotion, compensation, training and termination.
It will also be our policy to promote the realization of equal employment opportunity through a positive, continuing program of specific practices designed to ensure the full realization of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or sex.
To make this policy effective, and to ensure conformance with the Rules and Regulations of the Federal Communications Commission, we have adopted an Equal Employment Opportunity Program which includes the following elements:
II. RESPONSIBILITY FOR IMPLEMENTATION
|Name: SCOTT CLARK
||Title: TRUSTEE, BENETT KESSLER II TRUST
will be responsible for the administration and implementation of our Equal Employment Opportunity Program. It will also be the responsibility of all persons making employment decisions with respect to the recruitment, evaluation, selection, promotion, compensation, training and termination of employees to ensure that our policy and program is adhered to and that no person is discriminated against in employment because of race, color, religion, national origin or sex.
III. POLICY DISSEMINATION
To ensure that all members of the staff are cognizant of our equal employment opportunity policy and their individual responsibilities in carrying out this policy, the following communication efforts will be made:
The station's employment application forms will contain a notice informing prospective employees that discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin or sex is prohibited and that they may notify the appropriate local, State or Federal agency if they believe they have been the victims of discrimination.
Appropriate notices will be posted informing applicants and employees that the station is an Equal Opportunity Employer and of their right to notify an appropriate local, State or Federal agency if they believe they have been the victims of discrimination.
We will seek the cooperation of unions, if represented at the station, to help implement our EEO program and all union contracts will contain a nondiscrimination clause.
To ensure that information concerning each full-time vacancy is widely disseminated, we propose to use the following list of recruitment sources consistent with the requirements of 47 C.F.R. Section 73.2080:
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THE FOREGOING NOTICE IS REQUIRED BY THE PRIVACY ACT OF 1974, P.L. 93-579, DECEMBER 31, 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(3), AND THE PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT OF 1995, P.L. 104-13, OCTOBER 1, 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507.
Description: EMPLOYEE RECRUITMENT
THIS MODEL EEO PROGRAM REPORT IS SUBMITTED IN CONJUNCTION WITH AN APPLICATION TO TRANSFER CONTROL OF THE LICENSE OF FM STATION KSRW, INDEPENDENCE, CA, DUE TO THE RECENT PASSING OF THE TRUSTEE OF THE LICENSEE AND A SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TAKING OVER RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE TRUST. CURRENTLY, KSRW HAS LESS THAN FIVE FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES. HOWEVER, IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT WITHIN THE NEXT SEVERAL MONTHS A FIFTH FULL-TIME EMPLOYEE WILL BE HIRED AT WHICH TIME THE LICENSEE WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 73.2080(C) AND (D).
THE LICENSEE WILL USE APPROPRIATE RESOURCES TO RECRUIT POTENTIAL EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING LOCAL MEDIA, EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND EMPLOYMENT REFERRAL SOURCES. HOWEVER, IT IS NOTED THAT THE STATION IS LOCATED IN A VERY RURAL AREA IN THE EASTERN SIERRA NEVADA AREA OF CALIFORNIA. INDEPENDENCE, THE STATION'S COMMUNITY OF LICENSE, HAD A 2010 CENSUS POPULATION OF 669. THE STATION'S STUDIO IS LOCATED IN BISHOP, CA, HAVING A 2010 CENSUS POPULATION OF 3,879. THUS, THE AVAILABLE EMPLOYMENT RECRUITING SOURCES IN THE AREA ARE QUITE LIMITED. MAMMOTH LAKES IS THE LARGEST NEARBY COMMUNITY, WITH A 2010 CENSUS POPULATION OF 8,234, BUT IT IS LOCATED ABOUT 40-45 MILES FROM BISHOP. THE INYO REGISTER, PUBLISHED IN BISHOP, IS A TRI-WEEKLY NEWSPAPER HAVING THE LARGEST CIRCULATION IN THE AREA. THE LICENSEE WILL INCLUDE THAT NEWSPAPER AMONG ITS RECRUITING SOURCES.
HOWEVER, DUE TO THE LIMITED RESOURCES FOR POTENTIALLY QUALIFIED EMPLOYEES AVAILABLE IN THE STATION'S IMMEDIATE AND LISTENING AREA, IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE LICENSEE MAY NEED TO USE ADDITIONAL RECRUITING SOURCES TO FILL POTENTIAL JOB VACANCIES, INCLUDING SOURCES SUCH AS THE CALIFORNIA BROADCASTER'S ASSOCIATION JOB BANK.