FCC Names Workplace Diversity Director

Acting Director Larry Hudson gets the job permanently. Chairman Pai said: “I’m pleased that Larry will continue the important work of ensuring that all commission employees have opportunities to fully advance their skills and abilities.”

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai today announced that the agency has chosen Larry Hudson to serve as director of the Office of Workplace Diversity, continuing the work he has been doing as acting director.

“The FCC workforce is diverse in many ways, including age, race, disability, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and religion,” said Pai. “I’m pleased that Larry will continue the important work of ensuring that all commission employees have opportunities to fully advance their skills and abilities.”  

The Office of Workplace Diversity ensures that the FCC provides employment opportunities for all persons regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability or sexual orientation. Specifically, the office is charged with taking steps to foster a diverse workforce; promoting and ensuring equal opportunity for all FCC employees and candidates for employment; and developing the commission’s affirmative employment goals and objectives.

Prior to joining the FCC in 2015, Hudson was the chief of employee and labor relations for the Bureau of Administration, Bureau of Information Resource Management, and Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations at the State Department. He has held positions at the Federal Transit Administration, Federal Aviation Administration and the National Park Service.

Hudson has more than 20 years of labor and employee relations experience from the private, public and military sectors.  His initial introduction to human resources came while he served active duty in the U.S. Air Force.

He is a trained mediator, formerly certified by the Virginia Supreme Court.  He has also obtained the Professional in Human Resources certification and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator practitioner certification.


He has a Master of Science degree in human resources management from Chapman University, a Master of Science in administration from Central Michigan University, and a Bachelor of Science in management from the University of Maryland.

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Cheryl Thorne says:

July 2, 2017 at 9:46 am

Only a government agency would have a position named Workplace Diversity Director…another words …director of favoritism to everyone but those suited for the job..It’s been called Affirmative Action for years!!! Mr Trump can you take care of this worthless position!!

    Brian Bussey says:

    July 3, 2017 at 10:29 am

    the only reason I was given a opportunity to compete was my station lost a discrimination suit. I am fast approaching my 3rd decade as a successful member of my team. If you were in my market I am confident I could wipe the floor with you also. Those you define as “best suited”, code for entitled white folks, are also learning that success is defined by working smarter, especially the ones I am training. You cannot rely on your classmate’s uncle to make budget…. that worked for decades. Those days are gone. We are seeing more “reverse affirmative action”, with the continued promotion of white folk with no experience in management period.

yin yu says:

July 3, 2017 at 9:47 am

The FCC approved foreign takeover of radio and TV broadcasters and ok’d cable companies to spy on us. Now this, a Director of Racial and Sexual Quotas (white straight men need not apply). Trump is picking up where Obama left off. How about judging people on their merits alone, not their classification?

Cheryl Thorne says:

July 4, 2017 at 8:19 am

HopeUMake it..You have some serious issues!!! voted for Obama??How did that work out for you..People like You are a dime a dozen!!

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