Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
Approved by OMB
3060-0113 (March 2003)
FCC 396
FOR FCC USE ONLY
 
BROADCAST EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM REPORT
(To be filed with broadcast license renewal application)

Read INSTRUCTIONS Before Filling Out Form

FOR COMMISSION USE ONLY
FILE NO.

B396 - 20140331AVA
Section I
Legal Name of the Licensee
FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.
Mailing Address
400 N. CAPITOL STREET, NW
SUITE 890
City
WASHINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
DC
Zip Code
20001 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
2028246522
E-Mail Address (if available)
JDISCIPIO@21CF.COM
  Facility ID Number
22204
Call Sign
KRIV
TYPE OF BROADCAST STATION:
(if applicable)
Commercial Broadcast Station
Radio
TV
Low Power TV
International
Noncommercial Broadcast Station
Educational Radio
Educational TV
 
Application Purpose
New Program Report
Amendment to Program Report

List call sign and location of all stations included on this statement. List commonly owned stations that share one or more employees. Also list stations operated by the licensee pursuant to a time brokerage agreement. Indicate on the table below which stations are operated pursuant to a time brokerage agreement. To the extent that licensees include stations operated pursuant to a time brokerage agreement on this report, responses or information provided in Sections I through II should take into consideration the licensee's EEO compliance efforts at brokered stations, as well as any other stations, included on this form. 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.

[Stations Locations]


Station List

List call sign and location of all stations included on this statement. List commonly owned stations that share one or more employees. Also list stations operated by the licensee pursuant to a time brokerage agreement. Indicate on the table below which stations are operated pursuant to a time brokerage agreement. To the extent that licensees include stations operated pursuant to a time brokerage agreement on this report, responses should take into consideration the licensee's EEO compliance efforts at brokered stations, as well as any other stations, included on this form. 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.

Call Sign
Facility ID Number
Type
(check applicable box)
Location
(City/State)
Time Brokerage Agreement
(check applicable box)
KRIV 22204 AM FM TV
HOUSTON, TX Yes No

Call Sign
Facility ID Number
Type
(check applicable box)
Location
(City/State)
Time Brokerage Agreement
(check applicable box)
KTXH 51569 AM FM TV
HOUSTON, TX Yes No


CONTACT PERSON IF OTHER THAN LICENSEE
Name
JOSEPH M. DI SCIPIO
Street Address
400 NORTH CAPITOL STREET, NW
SUITE 890
City
WASHINGTON
State
DC
Zip Code
20001-
Telephone Number
2028246522

FILING INSTRUCTIONS

Broadcast station licensees are required to afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons and to refrain from discriminating in employment and related benefits on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, and sex. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.2080. Pursuant to these requirements, a license renewal applicant whose station employment unit employs five or more full-time station employees must file a report of its activities to ensure equal employment opportunity. If a station employment unit employs fewer than five full-time employees, no equal employment opportunity program information need be filed. If a station employment unit is filing a combined report, a copy of the report must be filed with each station's renewal application.

A copy of this report must be kept in the station's public file. These actions are required to obtain license renewal. Failure to meet these requirements may result in sanctions or license renewal being delayed or denied. These requirements are contained in 47 C.F.R. Section 73.2080 and are authorized by the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.

DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINTS. Have any pending or resolved complaints been filed during this license term before any body having competent jurisdiction under federal, state, territorial or local law, alleging unlawful discrimination in the employment practices of the station(s)?
Yes No


If so, provide a brief description of the complaint(s), including the persons involved, the date of the filing, the court or agency, the file number (if any), and the disposition or current status of the matter.

[Exhibit 1]

Does your station employment unit employ fewer than five full-time employees?

Consider as "full-time" employees all those permanently working 30 or more hours a week.

Yes No

If your station employment unit employs fewer than five full-time employees, complete the certification below, return the form to the FCC, and place a copy in your station(s) public file. You do not have to complete the rest of this form. If your station employment unit employs five or more full-time employees, you must complete all of this form and follow all instructions.

CERTIFICATION.

This report must be certified, as follows:

A. By licensee, if an individual;
B. By a partner, if a partnership (general partner, if a limited partnership);
C. By an officer, if a corporation or an association; or
D. By an attorney of the licensee, in case of physical disability or absence from the United States of the licensee.

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).

I certify to the best of my knowledge, information and belief, all statements contained in this report are true and correct.
Signed
Name of Respondent
JOSEPH M. DI SCIPIO
Title
VICE PRESIDENT, LEGAL AND FCC COMPLIANCE
Telephone No. ( include area code)
2028246522
Date
03/31/2014
 



The purpose of this document is to provide broadcast licensees, the FCC, and the public with information about whether the station is meeting equal employment opportunity requirements.

GENERAL POLICY
A broadcast station must provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, national origin, religion or sex in all personnel actions including recruitment, evaluation, selection, promotion, compensation, training and termination.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR IMPLEMENTATION
A broadcast station must assign a particular official overall responsibility for equal employment opportunity at the station. That official's name and title are:

Name: IESHA MASON Title: HR DIRECTOR (INTERIM)

It is also the responsibility of all persons at a broadcast station making employment decisions with respect to recruitment, evaluation, selection, promotion, compensation, training and termination of employees to ensure that no person is discriminated against in employment because of race, color, religion, national origin or sex.

I. EEO PUBLIC FILE REPORT
Attach as an exhibit one copy of each of the EEO public file reports from the previous two years. Stations are required to place annually such information as is required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.2080 in their public files.
[Exhibit 2]
II. NARRATIVE STATEMENT
Provide a statement in an exhibit which demonstrates how the station achieved broad and inclusive outreach during the two-year period prior to filing this application. Stations that have experienced difficulties in their outreach efforts should explain.
[Exhibit 3]

FCC NOTICE TO INDIVIDUALS REQUIRED BY THE PRIVACY ACT AND THE PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT

The FCC is authorized under the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, to collect the personal information we request in this report. We will use the information you provide to determine if the benefit requested is consistent with the public interest. If we believe there may be a violation or potential violation of a FCC statute, regulation, rule or order, your request may be referred to the Federal, state or local agency responsible for investigating, prosecuting, enforcing or implementing the statute, rule, regulation or order. In certain cases, the information in your request may be disclosed to the Department of Justice or a court or adjudicative body when (a) the FCC; or (b) any employee of the FCC; or (c) the United States Government, is a party to a proceeding before the body or has an interest in the proceeding. In addition, all information provided in this form will be available for public inspection. If you owe a past due debt to the federal government, any information you provide may also be disclosed to the Department of Treasury Financial Management Service, other federal agencies and/or your employer to offset your salary, IRS tax refund or other payments to collect that debt. The FCC may also provide this information to these agencies through the matching of computer records when authorized. We have estimated that each response to this collection of information will average 5 hours. Our estimate includes the time to read the instructions, look through existing records, gather and maintain required data, and actually complete and review the form or response. If you have any comments on this estimate, or on how we can improve the collection and reduce the burden it causes you, please write the Federal Communications Commission, AMD-PERM, Paperwork Reduction Project (3060-0113), Washington, D. C. 20554. We will also accept your comments via the Internet if you send them to jboley@fcc.gov. Remember - you are not required to respond to a collection of information sponsored by the Federal government, and the government may not conduct or sponsor this collection, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number or if we fail to provide you with this notice. This collection has been assigned an OMB control number of 3060-0113.

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.



Exhibits
Exhibit 1
Description:
LICENSE TERM DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINTS

TERESA RICARD V. FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC. CLAIM OF AGE DISCRIMINATION AND RETALIATION FILED IN NOVEMBER, 2006 WITH THE EEOC (CHARGE NO. 460-2007-03567). SETTLEMENT REACHED WITH CHARGING PARTY IN JULY, 2007.

MATT LAVINE V. FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC. CLAIM OF AGE DISCRIMINATION FILED ON JANUARY 19, 2007 WITH THE EEOC (CHARGE NO. 460-2007-01984). SETTLEMENT REACHED WITH CHARGING PARTY IN JANUARY, 2008.

DUJUAN MCCOY V. FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC. CLAIM OF BREACH OF CONTRACT AND SLANDER FILED ON SEPTEMBER 18, 2007 WITH THE DISTRICT COURT OF HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS (CASE NO. 2007-57962). SETTLEMENT REACHED WITH PLAINTIFF IN SEPTEMBER, 2008.

JERMAINE ALLEN V. FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC. CLAIMS OF FMLA RETALIATION FILED IN NOVEMBER, 2007 WITH THE DISTRICT COURT OF HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS (CASE NO. 2007-72284). SETTLEMENT REACHED WITH PLAINTIFF IN MARCH, 2008.

LISA DRUMMOND V. FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC. CLAIM OF AGE DISCRIMINATION FILED IN OCTOBER, 2008 WITH THE EEOC (CHARGE NO. 460-2009-00218). SETTLEMENT REACHED WITH CHARGING PARTY IN DECEMBER, 2008.

ANTWONNE THOMAS V. FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC. CLAIMS OF RACE DISCRIMINATION FILED IN MARCH, 2009 WITH THE EEOC (CHARGE NO. 460-2009-02150). SETTLEMENT REACHED WITH CHARGING PARTY IN APRIL, 2009.

CAROLYNE CANVILLE V. FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC. CLAIM OF AGE AND SEX DISCRIMINATION AND RETALIATION FILED ON SEPTEMBER 21, 2009 WITH THE EEOC (CHARGE NO. 460-2009-05005). SETTLEMENT REACHED WITH CHARGING PARTY IN OCTOBER, 2010.

CHARLES HOBSON V. FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC. CLAIMS OF AGE DISCRIMINATION FILED ON SEPTEMBER 26, 2011 WITH THE EEOC (CHARGE NO. 460-2011-04117). EEOC DISMISSED THE CHARGE ON DECEMBER 13, 2012. HOBSON FILED A COMPLAINT ON MARCH 14, 2013 IN US DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS ALLEGING AGE DISCRIMINATION. SETTLEMENT REACHED WITH PLAINTIFF IN MARCH, 2014.

BRIAN WILLERY V. FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC. CLAIMS OF DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION AND RETALIATION FILED ON DECEMBER 9, 2011 WITH THE EEOC (CHARGE NO. 460-2012-00761). THE EEOC DISMISSED THE CHARGE ON AUGUST 27, 2012 FINDING LACK OF REASONABLE CAUSE TO BELIEVE DISCRIMINATION OR RETALIATION OCCURRED. WILLERY FILED A COMPLAINT ON NOVEMBER 26, 2012 ALLEGING DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION, FMLA INTERFERENCE, RETALIATION, AND FLSA OVERTIME CLAIMS. SETTLEMENT REACHED WITH PLAINTIFF IN OCTOBER, 2013.

DARLENE STEPHENS V. FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC. CLAIMS OF AGE DISCRIMINATION AND RETALIATION FILED ON MARCH 15, 2012 WITH THE EEOC (CHARGE NO. 460-2012-02037). EEOC DISMISSED THE CHARGE ON SEPTEMBER 24, 2013. STEPHENS FILED A COMPLAINT ON DECEMBER 23, 2013 IN US DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS ALLEGING AGE DISCRIMINATION AND RETALIATION.

MARGARET CORDES V. FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC. CLAIMS OF AGE AND DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION AND RETALIATION FILED ON MAY 31, 2013 WITH THE EEOC (CHARGE NO. 460-2013-02780). PENDING SUBMISSION OF POSITION STATEMENT BY COMPANY AND INVESTIGATION BY EEOC.

Attachment 1


Attachment 2
Description
2012-2013 KRIV/KTXH EEO Public File Report
2013-2014 KRIV/KTXH EEO Public File Report


Exhibit 3
Description:
EEO OUTREACH

AS FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE EEO PUBLIC FILE REPORTS ATTACHED AT EXHIBIT 2, THE EMPLOYMENT UNIT ACHIEVED BROAD AND INCLUSIVE OUTREACH BY, AMONG OTHER THINGS, PARTICIPATING IN A NUMBER OF LOCAL AND NATIONAL JOB FAIRS, OFFERING AN INTERNSHIP PROGRAM, PARTICIPATING IN SEVERAL COMMUNITY EVENTS WHERE CAREERS IN BROADCASTING ARE OF INTEREST, AND BY CREATING TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR STATION PERSONNEL.

Attachment 3