In a letter delivered yesterday, the FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau asked AT&T to provide additional information on the effects of its proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA on jobs, noting that company’s response to the FCC’s May 27 inquiry on that subject was inadequate. In exchange for receiving FCC consent to the $39 billion transaction, AT&T has said it would guarantee the job security of an estimated 20,000 T-Mobile non-management employees and return 5,000 overseas call center jobs back to the U.S. Specifically, the bureau’s letter requests “all analyses, reports, data or other documents in AT&T’s possession . . . that analyze the size and workforce of AT&T’s workforce both before and as anticipated after the merger,” including “all documents enumerating the number of T-Mobile and AT&T jobs that will be eliminated or added should the merger be approved.” In addition to requesting data from the past five years and estimates for the next three years on “the number of AT&T wireless full-time employees (FTEs) and separately, wireless call center FTEs within and outside the U.S.,” the letter also seeks documents “that analyze or describe AT&T’s strategy or policies with respect to the location of call center jobs” as well as figures on “the portion of the estimated cost synergies resulting from the proposed transaction that arises from payroll reductions or other job-related savings.” Responding to jobs issues raised by Free Press and Public Knowledge, AT&T told the FCC in an ex parte filing that it was aware of the FCC’s request on the jobrelated effects of the merger and that it “intends to respond fully.” Declaring, “we have said from the beginning that this transaction is a job destroyer,” Public Knowledge president Gigi Sohn commended the FCC “for trying to pin down AT&T on the specious claim that jobs would result from the company’s takeover of T-Mobile.”