Random EEO Audit Responses Due May 6

Posted on April 30th, 2024 by

May 6th is the response deadline for those broadcast stations included in the FCC’s March 22, 2024 public notice commencing a random audit of radio and television station EEO compliance over the past two years.  Approximately 250 stations were included on the audit list.  Every station in the station employment unit must upload the audit response to their online public file.  The online public file has an EEO section that includes a “EEO Audits” subfolder where audit materials are to be uploaded.

We anticipate a second random EEO audit of broadcast stations this summer, with approximately another 250 stations included.  EEO compliance is a “hot” item at the FCC these days.  All stations should ensure that they are following all requirements, periodically reviewing their EEO program, and where applicable, documenting outreach and recruitment efforts.