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The mission of the Nez Perce Tribal Employment Rights Office (TERO)
Compliance Program is to protect and assert Indian employment and contracting
rights for the economic, social and cultural prosperity of the Nez Perce
Through enforcement of the tribal law TERO hopes to reduce joblessness and
raise the standard of living for all enrolled tribal members.
The Nez Perce Tribe must implement a comprehensive compliance and enforcement
strategy that includes:
Laws and guidelines that impose specific requirements to provide Indian
Preference in recruiting, hiring, training and promotions.
A monitoring system that guarantees compliance with TERO provisions.
An enforcement system that imposes fines and other sanctions for failure
to comply with Indian Preference requirements.
Participation with the Pacific North-West TERO Region and the National
Council for Tribal Employment Rights (CTER) to ensure that the Nez Perce
TERO Compliance Program is kept updated on TERO issues.
DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES
The Nez Perce TERO Compliance Program is a tribally established and operating
Indian Preference enforcement and compliance program which insures that Indians
gain their rightful share of employment, training, business and all other
economic opportunities on or near the Nez Perce Reservation.
To provide this service the TERO Program collects a fee, negotiates
compliance plans, monitors construction sites for compliance, maintains a skills
bank and hiring hall, and dispatches qualified Indian workers from the TERO
Melivin Wheeler, TERO Director
Lita Federico, Administrative Specialist I