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EEO Public Inspection File Report
April 1, 2014

Period: This report covers the period from April 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014.


Station: The station included in the Employment Unit covered by this Report is WICUTV, Erie, PA.

Vacancy-Specific Recruitment Information:


During the period covered by this report, the Employment Unit had two vacancies for full-time positions at the station. The following table presents information on those vacancies and the recruitment sources used to fill those vacancies. The alphabetical references in the table regarding recruitment sources refer to the lettered Recruitment Source List attached as Exhibit A to this report.


Job Vacancies and Recruitment Information

Job Title


Sources Utilized


Sources of Interviewees

# of Interviewees)


Source of Hire





Sales Executive

A-Z, a-z, t,z,1-3 




Asst News Director

A-Z, a- o,m,t,z,1-4


In house

IT Specialist

A-Z, a-m, t,u,z,1-3



Chief Meteorologist

B-Z, a-o,t,u,z,1-3

m(2), 1(1), t(2)

1, t


B-Z, a-o, t,u 1-3




B-Z a-o,t,u,x,z,1-3




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The following table summarizes the total number of job interviews during the reporting period and the referral sources for those interviewees.





Interview Source

Number of Interviewees referred






Gannon University





Rick Gevers


Penn State






Total Interviews    27


Employment Unit Outreach Efforts

The Employment Unit completed the following outreach activities during the reporting period covered by this report:

1. Event Sponsored by Educational Institution.
  On-air personalities made 10 separate appearances to read to elementary school children as part of the Read Across America program, which took place in different schools mostly in the Erie School District. The event honors the anniversary of the birthday of Dr. Seuss.


Meteorologist Geoff Cornish spoke to public school students about how weather is forecasted and how computers aid in that forecasting.


  Station personnel participated in three job fairs at local colleges in the time frame, two at Penn State Erie and a third at Mercyhurst University. Participants spoke to students about any potential job openings and internships requirements. Resumes were taken when offered and lists were made of potential internship candidates.



2. Internship Program.

 Three interns were hired to gain experience and perhaps a performance tape and get a better feel for working in the business. Two proved to be successful experiences but one decided to leave after several days and will probably not enter the business.


Two high school students participated in one day "job shadowing," spending a school day in the newsroom. They watched as producers and anchors put the stories together then watched as the noon and 12:30 broadcasts executed those stories on the air.


3. Event Designed to Disseminate Information about Broadcast Careers.

Two high school tours viewed the station during the time period. Station personnel showed the students the studios, control rooms, edit bays and the newsroom, all with the purpose of creating a better understanding of how a television station operates.


Six group tours were also conducted during the reporting period. These groups included church groups, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts. For these group members it is a chance to see a working news operation and learn more about the careers that exist at a television station. Boy Scouts also used the experience toward merit badges in learning about a career.


One newsroom supervisor traveled to Thiel College to speak to journalism majors about what training would be needed to be successful in a career in broadcast journalism. The event also included mock job interviews so that the students could practice the process and a mock news conference where students could pose questions to the employee.

One newsroom employee spoke to Penn State Erie students about broadcast careers.

The Employment Unit completed the required number of outreach activities over the relevant two-year period.

                                                           Exhibit A
                                         Employment Unit Recruitment Sources

A.    Erie Times News, 205 West 12 Street, Erie, PA 16354
B.    Frank Magid Associates, One Research Center, Marion, Iowa 52302
C.    Darwin Kysor, Ph.D., Director of Career Services                   
Juniata, 1700 Moore Street, Huntington, PA 16652
D.    Anthony Linnan, Associate Director of Career Services
Slippery Rock University, 103 Maltby Center, Slippery Rock, PA 16057
E.    Alvaro Ortiz, Employment Specialist
Hispanic American Council, 554 East 10, Erie, PA 16503
F.    Matt Cardin
G.    Emerson College - Boston
H.    Anita Smith
Booker T. Washington Center, 1720 Holland Street, Erie, PA 16503
I.    Jim Shields, Career Services
Penn State New Kensington, 3550 7th Street Road, Upper Burrell, PA 15068
J.    Alice Frolo
California University of PA, 250 University Avenue, California, PA 15419
L.    Ronald Rovansek, Director of Career Services
University of Pittsburgh, 450 Schoolhouse Road, Johnstown, PA 15904
M.    Dorothy A. Smith-Frazier, President
Erie Branch NAACP, PO Box 1681, Erie, PA 16510
N.    Sue Sande, Career Center
John Carroll University, 20700 N. Park Blvd., University Heights, OH 44118
0.    Robert Hvezda
Mercyhurst College, 501 East 38, Erie, PA 16546
P.    Trish Staszewski
Erie Business Center, 246 West 9, Erie, PA 16501
R.    Mark Anthony
IUP Career Services, 20 Pratt Drive, Indiana, PA 17505
S.    Julie Barns, Director
St. Francis University, PO Box 600, Loretto, PA 15940
U.    Sheila Broman
Robert Morris University, 6001 University Blvd., Moon Twp, PA 15108
V.    Rebecca Campbell
Seton Hill University, Seton Hill Drive, Greenburg, PA 15601

W.    Annmarie Phillips
Tri-State Business Institute, 5757 West 26, Erie, PA 16506
X.    Elaine Shaffer
Erie County Technical School, 8500 Oliver Road, Erie, PA 16509
Y.    Marsha Della-Grivstina
Emerson College, 120 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
a.    Irma Miller
Shiloh Baptist Church, 901 East 5, Erie, PA 16507
c.    Andrew Watters
Penn State Erie, Erie, PA 16.563
d.    Sandy Skriba
Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15282
e.    Roberta Cross, Director of Career Services
Washington & Jefferson College, 60 S. Lincoln Street, Washington, PA 15301
f.    Christine Swift, Career Services
Grove City College, 100 Campus Drive, Grove City, PA 16127-2104
g.    Sue Ickes, Career Services
Edinboro University, 106 McNuny Hall, Edinboro, PA 16444
h.    Janet Armbruster, Employment Coordinator
Gannon University, 109 University Square, Erie, PA 16541
j.    Donna Morrison, Career Services
Saint Vincent College, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA 15650
l.    Pittsburgh Technical Institute,

m.    WICU website

n.    Word of mouth referrals
o.    Walk-in applicants







x.    Career Fair


  1. WTVG
  2. WJRT
  3. WENY
  4. Rick Gevers
  5. Simply

    Note: None of these sources are entitled to vacancy notifications.
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