Tribal Employment Rights Offices are funded under contracts to assist EEOC in its enforcement efforts and to facilitate the employment rights of Indians working or seeking work on or near reservations.
In fiscal year 2005, EEOC contracted with 63 TEROs. EEOC expects to contract with 64 TEROs in fiscal years 2006 and 2007.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Contractors selected must have an enforceable tribal ordinance, signed by the tribal chairman, protecting Indian employment rights and establishing a Tribal Employment Rights Office (TERO).
Tribe must also have a TERO with a sitting director.
Must be a Federally registered, land based American Indian Tribe that has a tribal employment rights office established under an ordinance passed by the tribal council.
The office must have a sitting director.
American Indians employed or seeking employment on or near reservations.
Funding must be approved by the Commission. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
Aplication and Award Process
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No.
A-102 and E.O.
Application must be made to the EEOC District Office which will review it and make a recommendation to the Office of Field Programs, EEOC Headquarters. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110.
Recommendation made to EEOC Commissioners. Decision made by final vote of the Commissioners.
Contact Office of Field Programs, EEOC Headquarters, for deadline.
Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII, as amended; Public Laws 88-352 and 92-261, 42 U.S.C. 2000e 4(g)(3); Civil Rights Act of 1991, Public Law 102-166.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
From 1 to 3 months.
Dependent upon performance under previous contract.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
One fiscal year.
Post Assistance Requirements
Quarterly reports are addressed to the State and Local Programs, Office of Field Programs, through the EEOC District Office which administers the contract.
Charges, interviews and settlement agreements must be submitted to the EEOC District Office.
Audits are conducted by the EEOC Office of Inspector General as appropriate.
(Contracts) Not seperately identifiable.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$26,000 to each tribe.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Regional or Local Office
The EEOC District Office listed in Appendix IV of the catalog which has jurisdiction over inquirer's geographic location.
Michael J. Dougherty, Director, State and Local Programs, Office of Field Programs, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1801 L Street NW., Room 8030, Washington, DC 20507. Telephone: (202) 663-4944.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Qualification criteria adopted by the Commission are made available on an annual basis to TEROs interested in the program.