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ANNUAL EEO PUBLIC FILE REPORT
Utah Public Radio
KUSU-FM and KUSR

For the Period of June 1, 2005 - May 31, 2006

Part 1

Utah Public Radio (Sation KUSU-FM and Station KUSR) has filled one full-time job vacancy for the period from June 1, 2004 to May 31, 2005.

With complete and total involvement of the Office of Human Resources at Utah State University. A new position of Broadcast Engineer was developed at Utah Public Radio. A basic job description was developed and educational qualifications and experience requirements were developed. That job was then advertised on the Utah Public Radio Web Site, the Utah State University Web-Site, and broadcast on-air on KUSU-FM and KUSR. Announcements were placed in the Logan Herald Journal and in two state-wide newspapers....The Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret Morning News. Job announcements were also posted on broadcasting list-serves.

The position was advertised for a one-month period. At the end of that period, applications were reviewed and, based on qualifications, a list of finalists was selected. Finalists were then invited for an interview and a final choice was made.

Part 2 (Prong 3 Longer-Term Recruitment Initiatives) Implemented During the Period.

Utah Public Radio (Station KUSU-FM and Station KUSR) is owned and operated by Utah State University and is, in fact, a department of the University. Utah State University operates an Office of Human Services and an Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity. These two offices serve the University and provide appropriate services to each department of Utah State University, including KUSU-FM and KUSR.

Coordinated by the Office of Human Services and the Office of Affirmative Action, and representing all of the departments at Utah State University, the events and activities listed on the following page were conducted between June 1, 2005 and May 31, 2006.

Longer-Term Recruitment Initiatives Implemented During the Period of June 1, 2005 - May 31, 2006
No. Date Initiative Description Scope of Involvement Personnel Involved
1 Fall, 2005 Contact with Applied Technical Colleges in the State of Utah During the latter part of 2005, the Office of Human Resources made initial contact will all nine Utah Applied Technical Colleges to make them aware of job opportunities at Utah State University, particularly in the technical areas (which include communications and computer skills). This contact and coordination will continue through calendar year 2005 and the foreseeable future. The nine Utah Applied Technical Colleges provide a tremendous source of potential candidates for job openings that may become available at KUSU-FM and KUSR.

Utah State University Office of Human Resources

Office of Human Resources and Job Placement at each of the nine Technical Colleges

Dave Ottley, USU Office of Human Resources, AA/EO Specialist

2 2005 Improve efforts to increase minority and women applications The USU Office of Human Resources purchased, in 2004, a new product called "PeopleAdmin", which allows computer applications and date review by the AA/EO Office to determine where additional efforts are required to increase minority and women applications and work on specific programs to enhance applications by under represented groups. This program has now been implemented and is being used. As a department within Utah State University, KUSU-FM and KUSR directly benefits from this effort as opportunities for employment at Utah Public Radio become available.

Utah State University Office of Human Resources.

USU Office of Affirmative Action and EEO.

Dave Ottley, USU Office of Human Resources, AA/EO Specialist

Software specialists who created this program

3 2005 New, more effective advertising strategy to announce job openings at Utah State University During 2004, a new advertising strategy was created by the Office of Human Resources at Utah State University, in cooperation with AA/EO, which includes: This stratagy has now been used for the first full year. Creating a brand for all USU job advertisements; on electronic postings, there are links to both the OHR websites, as well as the posting department's website (KUSU-FM, KUSR); increased exposure in minority and women publications; and use of an electronic advertising site called "HighEdJobs.com". This is ongoing and will be evaluated each year for the next several years. Co-sponsored, developed, and supervised by the USU Office of Human Resources and Office of AA/EO

Involved the staff of the USU Office of Human Resources, the USU Office of AA/EO, and industry specialists who designed and helped formulate the strategy for this project.

Dave Ottley, USU Office of Human Resources, AA/EO Specialist

4 valign="top" 2005 On-The-Job Training and Internship Program KUSU-FM and KUSR (Utah Public Radio) instituted an internship program in which an upper-class student is selected to serve an internship at Utah Public Radio. This gives great experience and opens future employment doors for these interns. Designed and conducted by KUSU-FMKUSR staff members and the Department of Journalism at Utah State University. Richard Meng
Lee Austin

FCC Form 396
Stations KUSU-FM and KUSR (FM)
Exhibit 3
Narrative Statement

May 31, 2006

KUSU-FM, KUSR, and a network of translator stations comprise "Utah Public Radio". This is a broadcast service of Utah State University. During the preceding year, there has been one full-time position created and filled. There have been no additional job vacancies and no additional full-time employees were hired.

During that same period of time, five part-time employees were hired. These individuals work an average of 10 to 12 hours per week.

All employment is coordinated through the office of Human Resources and the AA/EO Office at Utah State University. All standards and policies established by Utah State University are strictly followed in all hiring procedures.

All part-time positions are coordinated through the office of "Part-Time and Student Employment" at Utah State University. All job openings are listed on a campus-wide job-listing board; on the Utah Public Radio Web-site; on the Utah State University Employment Web-site; and all part-time vacancies are announced on the air at KUSU-FM and KUSR. All applicants are judged on the basis of how well they read a prepared script; ability to communicate clearly, and on a personal interview.

As a department within Utah State University, Utah Public Radio has opportunity for visibility and participation at regularly scheduled job-fairs and career fairs held by Utah State University and the State of Utah Work Force Services. This form of outreach allows Utah Public Radio to reach large numbers of potential employees.

As a department within Utah State University, Utah Public Radio also has the opportunity for extending its' outreach potential through three initiatives developed during the past year by the Utah State University Office of Equal Opportunity and Office of Affirmative Action.

Those three initiatives are:

  1. During the latter part of 2005, the Office of Human Resources made initial contact will all nine Utah Applied Technical Colleges to make them aware of job opportunities at Utah State University, particularly in the technical areas (which include communications and computer skills). This contact and coordination will continue through calendar year 2005 and the foreseeable future.


  2. The USU Office of Human Resources purchased, in 2004, a new product called "PeopleAdmin", which will allow computer applications and date review by the AA/EO Office to determine where additional efforts are required to increase minority and women applications and work on specific programs to enhance applications by under represented groups. Implementation of this computer program is complete and is now in operation.


  3. During 2004, a new advertising strategy was created by the Office of Human Resources at Utah State University, in cooperation with AA/EO, which includes: Creating a brand for all USU job advertisements; on electronic postings, there are links to both the OHR web-sites, as well as the posting department's web-site (KUSU-FM, KUSR); During 2005, that strategy was implemented and put into operation. That resulted with increased exposure in minority and women publications; and use of an electronic advertising site called "HighEdJobs.com". This is ongoing and will be evaluated each year for the next several years.

    Utah Public Radio is a member of the Utah Broadcasters Association. The UBA holds periodic job and career fairs which showcase career opportunities available in the field of broadcasting in Utah. When job vacancies are pending at Utah Public Radio, we have access to these job fairs and the opportunity to reach large numbers of potential employees.

    When full-time positions become available, Utah Public Radio uses all resources of Utah State University in advertising job openings. We also publish employment opportunities in local and state-wide newspapers. As part of the public radio system, job openings are also announced nation-wide via the Internet through the public radio list serve. In addition, all job openings are announced numerous times over our air-waves and our Utah Public Radio web-site devotes an entire section to employment information and all job openings are listed on our web-site.

    Utah Public Radio also conducts special tours from time-to-time. These tours involve high school students and college students. The purpose of the tours is to allow these young people an opportunity to see a broadcast facility and to understand the various career opportunities that exist.

    Utah Public Radio (KUSU-FM and KUSR) has, an arrangement with the Department of Communication at Utah State University to host an intern each year. This individual is chosen through academic competition and has the opportunity to work in a broadcast situation at Utah Public Radio. This opens more avenues of outreach and gives potential employees an opportunity to learn and work in the industry.

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