Corporation for Public Broadcasting Compliance Policies
Corporation for Public Broadcasting Compliance Policies
WGVU-AM, FM, TV; WGVS-AM, FM; and WGVK-TV are licensed to the Board of Trustees of Grand Valley State University. In compliance with the terms of CPB funding, this document will detail the policies related to meeting the eligibility requirements. http://www.gvsu.edu/administration/board-of-trustees-3.htm
1) Open Meetings Requirements as set forth in Section 396(k)(4) of the Communications Act.
WGVU-AM, FM, TV; WGVS-AM, FM; and WGVK-TV are licensed to the Board of Trustees of Grand Valley State University. The Trustees comprise the governing body for WGVU Public Media. The GVSU Board of Trustees meets several times per year. The dates for 2015 are:
• February 13, 2015
• April 24, 2015
• July 10, 2015
• November 6, 2015
These meeting dates will be publicized on both the WGVU website and the Grand Valley State University website.
2) Board Members
WGVU-AM, FM, TV; WGVS-AM, FM; and WGVK-TV are licensed to the Board of Trustees of Grand Valley State University. The Trustees comprise the governing body for WGVU Public Media.
* Grand Valley State University Board of Trustees -
3) Financial Reporting Requirements as set forth in Section 396(k)(5) of the Communications Act.
WGVU Public Media makes the annual Audited Financial Report submitted to CPB available to the public, both online at the stations website, and in paper along with the stations FCC Public File in the main office: 301 Fulton St. W, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
• WGVU AFR
• GVSU 990
4) Advisory Board Requirement as set forth in Section 396 (k)(8) of the Communications Act.
WGVU-AM, FM, TV; WGVS-AM, FM; and WGVK-TV are owned and operated by a state university and therefore are not required to have a Community Advisory Board.
5) Diversity Policy:
In compliance with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting requirement for Diversity and Inclusion, the following document articulates WGVU’s policy, goals and actions.
WGVU-AM, FM, TV; WGVS-AM, FM; and WGVK-TV is a joint licensee and an auxiliary unit of Grand Valley State University (GVSU). WGVU follows the Statement on Diversity and Inclusion by Grand Valley State University http://www.gvsu.edu/affirmativeactionstatement.htm
, as well as GVSU’s Equal Opportunity and non-Discrimination Employment Policy, http://www.gvsu.edu/inclusion/
Additional activities WGVU and GVSU support with Diversity and Inclusion can be located at the GVSU Division of Inclusion and Equity website http://www.gvsu.edu/inclusion/
In addition to meeting the diversity and inclusion guidelines outlined in all related GVSU policies related to hiring goals, WGVU is committed to promoting respect among employees, students, visitors, volunteers and all members of the community. We believe our mission is best fulfilled when we embrace and promote understanding of the diversity in our community as both a value, and a practice. For WGVU at GVSU, diversity and inclusion includes four distinct attributes:
– It is essential that we embody, respect, and value diversity that reflects our community and to create opportunities that embrace these differences, including ethnicity, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, philosophical viewpoint, and socio-economic background.
– We articulate and analyze different perspectives so our viewers, listeners and users can make up their own minds. We always encourage a fair, open and civil dialogue.
– It is important to note that while we directly serve the west and southwest Michigan area, with today’s expanding digital media, our community can be served anywhere in the world.
– Our viewers, listeners and users range in age from young children to seniors. We recognize and build upon this age diversity by finding new and exciting ways to preserve our existing audience while attracting new people to our content.
To that end, WGVU has set the following diversity goals:
• To recruit and retain a diverse workforce that is representative of our community.
• To provide equal opportunity in employment.
• To educate our management and staff annually in best practices for maintaining an inclusive and diverse environment for all persons through workshops and seminars at Grand Valley State University.
• To assist in developing a more diverse future workforce with professional skills in the broadcasting/media industry by recruiting candidates for WGVU internship opportunities by participating in minority or other diversity based job fairs.
• To work with our community through the WGVU Engage Inclusion Committee to further develop partnerships and community activities of importance.
By taking advantage of the additional resources offered by Grand Valley State University, WGVU Public Media is proud to utilize, endorse and implement the following:
• GVSU’s Statement on Diversity and Inclusion: http://www.gvsu.edu/affirmativeactionstatement.htm
• GVSU’s Division of Inclusion and Equity: http://www.gvsu.edu/inclusion/
• GVSU Office of Multicultural Affairs: http://gvsu.edu/oma/
Annual Diversity Reports:
WGVU publishes a yearly Diversity and Inclusion report detailing the hiring and outreach practices during the preceding year. It is available under the Public File section on the website at wgvu.org
Training Programs available for management and appropriate staff:
The GVSU Human Resources Department and the Division of Inclusion and Equity provides instructor-led, and customized training on key areas such as leadership, inclusion, and employee relations. Examples of specific topics include:
• Managing Generational Differences
• Bias Incident Protocol Training
• Intercultural Awareness
• Institute for Healing Racism
Supervisors and staff of WGVU are required to attend a minimum of one (1) Inclusion and Diversity seminar or activity annually.
6) EEO Requirements as set forth in Section 396 9k)(11) of the communications Act.
All personnel hiring is handled with the Human Resources division of Grand Valley State University, which exercises its own EEO policy. Further, WGVU will comply with the hiring and reporting practices as required by FCC regulations. Yearly EEO reports are posted on the stations website. Wgvu.org
In addition, for television, the Station Activity Benchmarking Survey (SABS
) and Station Activity Survey (SAS
), and for radio, the Station Activity Survey (SAS-AM
) are available for viewing with the FCC Public File.
The purpose of this EEO Public File Report ("Report") is to comply with Section 73.2080(c)(6) of the FCC's 2002 EEO Rule. This Report has been prepared on behalf of the Station Employment Unit that is comprised of the following stations: WGVU-TV, WGVK-TV, WGVU-DT, WGVK-DT, WGVU-AM, WGVU-FM, WGVS-AM, WGVS-FM and is required to be placed in the public inspection files of these stations, and posted on their websites, if they have websites.
The FCC's 2002 EEO Rule requires that this Report contain the following information:
- A list of all full-time vacancies filled by the Stations comprising the Station Employment Unit during the Applicable Period;
- For each vacancy, the recruitment source(s) utilized to fill the vacancy (including, if applicable, organizations entitled to notification pursuant to Section 73,2080(c)(l)(ii) of the new EEO Rule, which should be separately identified, identified by name, address, contact person and telephone number;
- The recruitment source that referred the hiree for each full-time vacancy during the Applicable Period;
- Data reflecting the total number of persons interviewed for full-time vacancies during the Applicable Period and the total number of interviewees referred by each recruitment source utilized in connection with such vacancies; and
A list and brief description of the initiatives undertaken pursuant to Section 73.2080(c)(2) of the FCC rules.
For purposes of this Report, a vacancy was deemed "filled" not when the offer was extended but when the hiree accepted the job offer. A person was deemed "interviewed" whether he or she was interviewed in person and/or over the telephone.
7) Donor Lists as set forth in Section 396 (k)(12) of the Communications Act.