The mission of T. E. R. O. is to Enhance “A BETTER WAY OF LIFE” for TRIBAL MEMBERS and OTHER NATIVE AMERICANS by acquiring employment, training,and contracting THAT THEIR ARE RIGHTFULLY ENTITLED TO.
Tribal Employment Rights Office
Hours of Operation: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Days of Operation: Monday through Friday
TRIBAL EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS OFFICE
(Located in the Human Resources Building)
PO BOX 234
Towaoc, Colorado 81334
TRIBAL PREFERENCE – TO QUALIFIED INDIVIDUAL IN FOLLOWING PRIORITY
1. ENROLLED TRIBAL MEMBER OF THE UMUT
2 SO. & NO. UTE TRIBAL MEMBERS
3. LEGAL SPOUSE OF UMUT
4. OTHER FEDERALLY RECOGNIZED NATIVE AMERICAN
TERO requires all employers to utilize the TERO to give preference in hiring qualified individual for job vacancy.
DIRECT EMPLOYMENT REFERRAL TO EMPLOYERS CONDUCTING BUSINESS WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THE UMUT --- JOB VACANCY (IES) – Referrals are made to Employers for hiring.
CERTIFICATION OF INDIAN-OWN BUSINESS – Gives Indian Owned Business 51% the opportunity to acquire preference in contracting and subcontracting opportunities in accordance with Federal/Tribal procurement process.
TRAINING THROUGH CAREER CENTER, WIA, STAFF DEVELOPMENT – TERO Fees funds the Youth Oriented Programs and specialized training set by Career Center or Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and Staff Development.
EEOC – TAKE EMPLOYMENT COMPLAINT DISCRIMINATION
1. TERO ORDINANCE– Applies on Employers and Tribal Enterprise within jurisdiction of the Ute Mountain Ute reservation. Individual can file a complaint if they feel they been discriminated against because of their (race, color, national origin) Native American or Indian.
OR EQUAL EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION (EEOC) – Applies on Employers working or on or off-the-reservation with 15 or more employees - Can file a complaint with TERO; discriminated based on Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts and its amendments Race, Color, National Origin, sex, religion, and age. TERO will have 30 days to investigation and come to a resolution, after 30 days the TERO files a charge through District Office.
EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION – Available at the TERO Office. Job vacancy is posted on Chanel 99 and posted at the Office.
TERO COMMISSION MEMBER – Renwick Jacket, Chairman, Leona Eyetoo, Vice-Chairman, Terry Knight – Secretary; (2) Tribal Council Representatives, Davis Wing, (1 Vacant); Members Lloyd Arrive, Danny Clark, Barbara Marsh
Monthly meetings are scheduled third (3rd) Wednesday of each month
COMPLIANCE MONITORING – TERO has Compliance Officer who monitors the employers’ to insure they are in compliance with the TERO Ordinance.
“Employers” means any person, partnership, corporation, sole-proprietorship, limited liability company and tribal owned enterprise supplying services, labor or materials, where work will occur with the exterior boundaries of the UMU reservation. Federal, State and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal governments, and Non-Profit organizations, their agencies and sub-divisions, except the tribally owned enterprises, are not considered to be employers. However, contractors or grantees of such governments who otherwise meet this definition are employers.