- Including a diverse group of individuals in the agency's internship programs. ETV annually hosts students from all across the state and even the nation in its Endowment Internship program and through its internships for college credit. These students reflect a broad range of cultures and ethnicities, and represent public and private institutions. The link to ETV's FCC reporting is here in the Annual EEO Public File report for the Federal Communications Commission.
Developing a Diversity Policy and distributing it to the workforce. ETV has long had an Affirmative Action policy and a policy addressing harassment in the workplace. Our Diversity policy is available for review below.
Setting Goals for Diversity in the Workforce. ETV sets affirmative action goals through the SC State Human Affairs Commission. These are annual goals of diversity in the workforce which are measured from October 1 through September 30 of each year. The annual results of goal attainment are reported at the beginning of the following calendar year. You may find our goals and attainment levels on page 68 of the following report.
This year, managers are receiving diversity training through a course called "Generational Diversity."
Our Commission Advisory Council is a group of experts and interested citizens drawn from around the state who are willing to offer their expertise and wisdom to the ETV Commission. The state law establishing the Commission provides the legal basis for the Advisory Council. The Council meets twice a year with the ETV Commission.
The committee is currently made up of a diverse group of South Carolinians, of which 34% are women and 17% are people of color or ethnic minorities. We seek to grow those numbers by expanding membership through our process of receiving recommendations and making invitations. Recommendations can be made by anyone, and the primary criteria for invitation are an interest in ETV and experience which reflects a member's ability to provide important input. Our goal is that such input will enhance our continuing efforts to make ETV the best it can be for the citizens of South Carolina.
- ETV's Commission is comprised of nine members, one appointed by the Governor (Chairperson), one an ex-officio Member (Superintendant of Education), and seven representing congressional districts of South Carolina. The Chairperson and district representatives are appointed by the Governor. Currently, the board is diverse in makeup as women comprise 63% of its appointed membership, and people of color comprise 13% of its appointed membership.