The TERO Department is a regulatory office that efficiently administers the Tribal Employee Rights Ordinance that was established in March 27, 1988 and amended in its entirety on March 17, 2009. TERO is responsible for promoting fair employment practices through the enforcement of Indian Preference Legislation, with the purpose of creating employment opportunities, training, contracting, subcontracting, and business opportunities on and near reservations.
The TERO office is governed directly by the TERO Commission which is created to enforce Indian Preference established by Tribal Council, to establish and to enforce TERO Regulations, and to safeguard the jurisdiction of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. The powers and duties of the TERO Commission are described in the Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance Section 33 and are provided below. Contact the TERO office at (251) 368-0606 or visit the TERO office to obtain a copy of the TERO Ordinance and any applicable forms that are listed.
The TERO Board consists of 5 Commissioners: Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary, and Commissioner.
The commission shall have the following powers and duties:
The Tribal Council introduced legislation to amend Title 33 (Tribal Employment Rights) of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Tribal Code on October 16, 2014. The Proposed Ordinance and Summary have been posted in the Tribal Member Only Portal (TMOP) of the Tribe’s official web site, www.pci-nsn.gov. The TMOP is accessible to Tribal Members Only utilizing their previously assigned username and password.
If you have any questions regarding any of these matters, please feel free to contact any of your Tribal Council Members at (251) 446-1140 or the Legal Department at (251) 368-9136 ext. 2525. Written comments must be submitted to the Tribal Council Office at 5811 Jack Springs Road, Atmore, AL 36502 by 5 p.m. on Monday, November 3, 2014.