FCC Launches EEO Rules Review

Posted on June 28th, 2019 by

On June 21, 2109, the FCC announced a review of its EEO rules seeking comment on how it can make improvements to EEO compliance and enforcement. The effort aims to respond to issues raised in the FCC’s recent proceeding to eliminate the Form 397 EEO Mid-Term Report.

One of the issues to be explored is whether FCC auditors have enough information to verity that hiring decisions are being made only after job postings are made, not before-hand. In addition, the issue of whether audits are allowed to uncover discrimination at all points of the hiring process, from recruitment to interviewing and selection. The initial comment deadline for this proceeding will probably be mid-to-late-August.