Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) Compliance Requirements

NET is committed to complying with all regulations and making our information easily accessible to the public. Our public inspection files for television and radio are maintained, pursuant to FCC permission, at Nebraska Educational Telecommunications, 1800 North 33rd Street, Lincoln, NE 68503. They are available for viewing to the general public during regular business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and printed copies are available. For more information call (800) 868-1868.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance or others with issues relating to the content of NET's public inspection files should contact NET Human Resources at JThomsen@netad.unl.edu or 402-470-6413.
 

Governance


NET management is accountable to two governing entities. The Nebraska Educational Telecommunications Commission holds the license for the nine transmitters and five translators that comprise the NET Radio network. It also holds the license for eight of the nine television transmitters and for the 15 translators that comprise the NET Television network. The ninth transmitter, KUON-TV, is licensed to the University of Nebraska Board of Regents. Through a long-standing agreement with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Board of Regents, KUON-TV operates as the flagship station for NET Television.

Open Meetings
Nebraska Educational Telecommunications Commission meetings and University of Nebraska Board of Regents meetings are open to the public per Nebraska Revised Satute 84-1409. Time is available at each meeting for public comments. Please visit the links above for a schedule of upcoming meetings and additional detail.

Financial, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Content and Services Reports


The FCC and CPB require NET to provide a number of reports pertaining to financial, EEO, local content and services. That information can be found in the following PDFs:

Statement of Commitment to Diversity


The following are the Diversity Guidelines for Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (NET), serving as Nebraska’s PBS and NPR stations.  These guidelines are developed to show compliance with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. 

NET is a joint undertaking of the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska and the State of Nebraska Educational Telecommunications Commission.  Central to NET’s mission, vision and values is maintaining a workplace environment and governing boards which recognize and celebrate the power of diversity in accordance to University of Nebraska and/or State of Nebraska policies.   We are dedicated to ensuring a culture of diversity and inclusion to maintain a fair, unbiased work environment, and to enhance our ability to effectively serve our state and beyond.  Diversity at NET encompasses our differences, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status, physical ability, national and geographic origin, marital status, and veteran status.  We believe each of these factors, and others, contributes to NET’s ability to serve its communities across Nebraska and is important to our mission and work.

NET is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of any characteristic protected by law.  Recruiting and maintaining a diverse workforce, management team, and board membership is an organizational responsibility and goal.  We are deliberate in all of our employment practices to ensure that employment opportunities are widely advertised and that policies and practices are administered in an unbiased and objective manner and meet applicable University, State and FCC guidelines.

During FY 2019 – NET’s workforce consisted of 41% females, 58% males with 9% of the total representing diversity.  Our student intern workforce is 53% male, 47% female with 27% diversity.  The NET Boards are comprised of 19 members – 10 males, 12 females with 2% diversity.   NET has diligently worked to improve our workforce and leadership and believe our efforts have been successful.  For example, in the past 2 years 60% of NET’s new employees represent women, minorities and veterans. 

In the next year, NET will review, and update our diversity email list that includes professional minority organizations as a means to attract and hire diverse individuals.  We will work with students at the University of Nebraska and participate in scholarship programs designed to assist students interested in pursuing a career in broadcasting.  We will complete longer-term recruitment initiatives as required by FCC- EEO including participation in career fairs, internship programs and other educational institutions programs relating to broadcasting career opportunities. These efforts are reported in the FCC EEO Annual Report. 

NET will also seek candidates for any vacancies on our governing boards that are representative of the diverse communities we serve. 

NET will provide annual training to staff and applicable board members on ways to create a more diverse workforce and to maintain a culture of respect and non-discrimination.

Closed Captioning


NET Nebraska certifies that, as standard practice, closed-captioned programming produced by  NET Nebraska is in compliance with the Federal Communications Commission requirements set forth by including, but not limited to the “best practices” approach adopted in the FCC report and order on February 20, 2014, in the matter of CG Docket No. 05-231.

For closed captioning concerns, please contact our captioning hotline:

Phone:   800-698-3426
Fax:  402-472-3540
Email:  NET@unl.edu

We will make every effort to respond or otherwise resolve your inquiry within 24 hours or one business day.

Written complaints regarding closed captioning should be directed to:

Nancy Finken
AGM Programming & Production
NET
1800 N 33rd St.
Lincoln, NE 68503

Phone: 402-470-6365

Email: nfinken@netnebraska.org

Before sending a formal written complaint, we recommend you first contact our captioning hotline (800-698-3426). We may be able to resolve your problem immediately without the need for a formal complaint. In any event, we will respond to your complaint within 30 days. The above contact information applies to Stations KUON-TV, KHNE-TV, KLNE-TV, KMNE-TV, KPNE-TV, KRNE-TV, KTNE-TV, KXNE-TV, and KYNE-TV.

Donor Privacy


The Television and Radio Foundations, or any person working on their behalf, shall not engage in the exchange, lease, loan, trade, rental, donation, sale or transfer of member or donor names for any purpose whatsoever. Charitable work on behalf of the Television and Radio Foundations shall be the sole exception to this policy.

The Television and Radio Foundations shall maintain active control of all membership and donor lists, and shall take all appropriate measures to ensure against unauthorized use of such lists.

The Television and Radio Foundations shall maintain complete and accurate records of all uses of membership and donor lists, including those for fundraising purposes, and shall furnish such records to members and donors for proper purposes on request.

The Television and Radio Foundations shall also maintain complete and accurate records by which they may be assured that they are in compliance with all applicable State and Federal laws and regulations, and with the eligibility requirements for public telecommunications entities as established by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and other national agencies. The Television and Radio Foundations shall annually certify their continued compliance with CPB requirements as specified by CPB station grant procedures.