This excerpt taken from the DTV DEF 14A filed Apr 27, 2007.
I. Establishment of Committee
The Board of Directors of the Company ("Board") has established a Compensation Committee (the "Committee") with the authority and responsibilities described in this Charter. The Committee shall have authority to engage legal counsel and other advisors, as the Committee deems necessary to carry out its duties and responsibilities. If a compensation consultant is to assist in the evaluation of compensation for directors, the chief executive officer and other senior executives, the Committee shall have the sole authority to retain and terminate any consulting firm, including sole authority to approve the firm's fees and other retention terms.