The FCC has released another Public Notice that it is auditing the EEO performance of a number of the entities that it regulates. However, this time, the audits are not of broadcasters, but instead of cable companies and other multichannel video programming distributors who are subject to essentially the same EEO rules as broadcasters. The list of MVPDs that have been hit by the audit can be found appended to the Notice. Each company that was audited has 30 days to respond to the FCC with details of its compliance with the EEO rules, including information about the wide dissemination of information about each of its job openings and other EEO outreach efforts that it has made. The FCC’s policy is that it will audit the EEO performance of 5% of all of its broadcasters and MVPDs each year – so use this audit notice as a reminder to review your EEO program. Details of the FCC’s requirements for a broadcaster’s EEO obligations can be found in Davis Wright Tremaine’s advisory, here.