The WZZA employment policy of this applicant shall be carried on in a non-discriminatory manner. The following plans and practices will be followed in accordance with 47 Code of Regulations, Section 73.599:
The following notice is permanently posted on the radio station bulletin board:
“The WZZA Radio Station employment opportunities in compliance with the FCC regulations, Section 73.599 for radio stations. Any persons believing they have been the victim of discrimination have the right to notify the Federal Communications Commission, or other appropriate agency.”
A notice is included with the employment application form that advises prospective employees that it is the policy of this radio station not to discriminate because of race, religion, sex or national origin. The application will also contain (or have attached) a statement advising applicants of their right to notify the Federal Communications Commission or other appropriate agency if they believe they have been the victims of discrimination.
Selection and Hiring
All staff-making decisions regarding layoffs, termination, recruitment, selection and training shall be without discrimination because of race, religion, sex or national origin.
When recruiting trips are necessary, schools and colleges with a significant enrollment of woman and minority groups are visited, and interviews held with all applicants, regardless of sex, desiring an interview. Present employees are encouraged to refer qualified applicants, regardless of sex, to apply for available positions. Employment advertisements will be placed in media which may have a significant circulation among women and minority groups in the recruiting area, specifically pointing out that there is no discrimination on the basis of any of the factors listed above.
The station maintains a systematic contact with women, minority and human relations organizations, leaders and spokesmen, to encourage referral of qualified applicants, regardless of race, religion, sex or national origin.
Placement and Promotion
All staff-making decisions on placement or promotion are instructed personally that employees are to be placed and promoted entirely on their own qualifications, ability and job performance, and without discrimination because of race, religion, sex and national origin. Management inquires as to the interests and skills of all low paid employees with respect to any of the high paying jobs and assist or counsel and take effective measures to put employees with interest and potential to qualify themselves for such positions. All qualified employees are notified of the opportunity of overtime work, and rates of pay and fringe benefits for present employees with equivalent duties will be examined and adjusted if any inequities are found. The station will review its seniority practices and clauses in any union contracts it may have to ensure that such practices or clauses are non-discriminatory and do not have a discriminatory effect.
An employee or prospective employee having a problem regarding the above program and practices and whether or not such employee believes he has been the victim of discrimination, may bring the problem before the station manager who shall advise such employee in writing of his right to notify the Federal Communications Commission or other appropriate agency, if he believed he has been the victim of discrimination. If such employee so requests, the station manager shall forward such notification to the Federal Communications Commission, or other appropriate agency, or both.