COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY:
Wyoming PBS plays a critical role in supporting the social cohesion essential for the well-being of our state. Our communities are healthiest when all citizens function at the highest level possible so we condemn acts of hate, racism, violence, and injustice; we lead by example through relationships and honoring each other so we can flourish together.
At Wyoming PBS, people from all backgrounds are free to safely explore and learn about aspects of themselves and others. This allows greater innovation, creativity, and deeper engagement with our mission of service to the state.
As a division of Central Wyoming College, Wyoming PBS follows the college’s policy of non-discrimination in hiring:
“It is the policy of the College to seek, employ and assign qualified personnel in all programs by nondiscriminatory means, and to assure non-discriminatory treatment throughout employment. Decisions and actions affecting employment and all other employment practices, including compensation, terms and conditions, and other privileges of employment, of the College are implemented with the purpose of securing, employees with the best skill, competencies, training, education, experience, and ability to perform the essential functions of employment without regard to protected characteristics … defined by state or federal law, which include race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or military service or status.”
Wyoming PBS is committed to implementing practices which encourage the recruitment, hiring and retention of a workforce and leadership team who reflect the diversity of its community. To ensure the widest possible candidate pool, open positions at Wyoming PBS are not only posted in the usual broadcasting related media sites but are also provided to 10 professional organizations dedicated to underrepresented populations. Although 9.6% of Wyoming’s population is classified as minority, Wyoming PBS has 15% minority staff, including the Wyoming PBS Foundation. 20% of the Wyoming PBS senior managers are minority.
Wyoming PBS provides content which acknowledges diversity and history while fostering empathy across divides. The Network airs local and national programming that serves historically underrepresented citizens. These include but are not limited to low-income, rural, people of color, marginalized orientations, gender identities, veterans, and citizens with disabilities.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES & ADVISORY BOARD:
Wyoming PBS, also known as KCWC-DT, is a full-service public television station which is licensed to Central Wyoming College, a public institution of higher education governed locally by the Fremont County Community College District through a board of elected trustees. The strategy for representation on the Board of Trustees is to educate the community at-large to elect a diverse group of individuals who are reflective of the broader community. The strategy for representation on advisory boards is to recruit well-qualified community leaders from a cross section of the population to be recommended to the Governor for potential appointment.
EMPLOYMENT & STUDENT WORK STUDY:
Wyoming PBS strives to maintain a diverse workforce. To this end, it follows the Non Discrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity policies of the College, which are attached to this policy as Appendix A. In addition, when recruiting for applicants, Wyoming PBS utilizes a broad range of recruitment sources to ensure that employment opportunities are promoted to a diverse group of potential, qualified applicants. Furthermore, Wyoming PBS provides student employment opportunities for students of the College with an interest in Broadcasting.
EDUCATION & TRAINING:
Wyoming PBS extends periodic training and education opportunities to its board and staff to enhance the awareness and understanding of diversity issues. Wyoming PBS, through its affiliation with the College , benefits from a Diversity Committee whose purpose is to promote understanding, respect, and appreciation for diversity.
PROGRAM OVERSIGHT & MONITORING:
The Chief Executive Officer, the Wyoming Public Television Advisory Council, and the College’s Board of Trustees annually review compliance with the College’s Non Discrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity Policies and other workforce diversity matters to encourage best practices and to evaluate the overall effectiveness of equal employment opportunity and diversity policies.