Diversity Report

DIVERSITY REPORT 

Red River Radio’s hiring goal is to employ the most qualified employees that will best fulfill our needs.  As a department of Louisiana State University Shreveport, we are governed by a Board of Supervisors appointed by the Governor of the State of Louisiana.  Red River Radio is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks to increase the diversity of the station. 

According to LSUS Employee Manual,  LSUS is committed to assuring equal opportunity for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental handicap, marital status, or disabled veteran’s status or veteran of the Vietnam Era in the admission to, participation in, or the employment in programs and activities in which the University operates.  LSUS policy also prohibits sexual harassment, in accordance with state and federal law and regulation. Additionally, LSUS allows the use of sick leave for maternity reasons and treats such requests in a manner similar to leave requests for any other temporary disability.   The full policy on Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity can be found at LSUS.edu.

Red River Radio staff presently consists of 6 full-time employees including 2 women directors.   Fortunately, turnover in our staff is extremely rare and typically we don’t even have job openings to fill.  In 2015, we had no job openings.

When funds are available, we also hire work-study students as part-time employees. 

Red River Radio provides training for students interested in a career in telecommunications.  This is primarily accomplished through internship programs.   However, Red River Radio has also worked directly with schools also.   

Red River Radio also participates in various job fairs throughout  the city and, in particular, those held on the campus of LSUS.    We continue to practice the guidelines of the University’s Affirmative Action Policy in hiring both staff and students, and station staff participates in regular (annual) training provided by the university’s Human Resource department. We fully comply with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) directives.