Common Carrier Annual Employment Report FCC Form 395 Due May 31, 2021

Common carrier licensees or permittees with sixteen (16) or more full-time employees must file an annual employment report (FCC Form 395, April 2021 Version) with the Federal Communications Commission by May 31st, 2021.[1]

If the filing concerns a licensee that had fewer than sixteen (16) full-time employees during the selected payroll period, no Form 395 filing is required. Such licensees, however, may complete Sections I, IV, and V of the form and submit it to comply with current reporting obligations. If the filing concerns a licensee that had 16 or more full-time employees during the selected payroll period, all sections of the report should be completed.

All common carrier licensees and permittees, regardless of the number of employees, are required to file a report of equal employment opportunity discrimination complaints brought against them. The discrimination complaint requirement can be satisfied by completing Section IV of the Form 395.

All Form 395 Reports, including resubmissions, must be filed electronically in WC Docket No. 16-233 using the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS). The FCC no longer accepts submissions by facsimile or through the Secretary’s Office.

Form 395 is available for completion here, with 395 Instructions available here.

Please contact Dee Herman at dee@hermanwhiteaker.com or Colleen von Hollen at cvonhollen@hermanwhiteaker.com if you have any questions or would like assistance in completing or filing this report.

[1] Since May 31st lands on Memorial Day Monday this year, Form 395 is due the next business day, June 1, 2021.