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GUIDING PRINCIPLES OF EMPLOYMENT
The guiding personnel principles for the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe HR Department are:
A. To provide equal employment opportunity and treatment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, military status, or disability in aspects of personnel administration with proper regard for privacy and other constitutional rights.
B. To recruit, select and advance employees on the basis of their relative knowledge, abilities, and skills.
C. To provide compensation and benefits commensurate with the work performed.
D. To offer training opportunities to assure high-quality performance.
E. To retain employees on the basis of satisfactory work performance, correcting unsatisfactory performance, and separating employees due to unsatisfactory performance and/or unacceptable conduct.
F. To assure that employees are protected against coercion in political activities.
G. To monitor and comply with applicable laws and regulations concerning employee safety.
H. To be receptive to constructive suggestions that relate to the job, working conditions, or personnel policies and procedures.
I. To establish appropriate means for employees to discuss matters of interest or concern with their immediate supervisor or department head.
J. To require all supervisors to enforce these Personnel Policies and Procedures in matters pertaining to personnel management and administration. Questions regarding personnel procedures will be referred to the Human Resources Department for clarification and other assistance as needed.
HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
Human Resources is responsible for the overall personnel management which includes recruitment, employee relations, employee benefits program, salary administration, worker’s compensation, grievance and appeal system, and personnel records management. Human Resources provide assistance to Department Heads and Supervisors in developing, communicating, and implementing the Tribe’s personnel policies. Other duties include:
A. Maintain a current roster of all employees in Tribal service. Maintain centralized personnel files and keep the records up to date, handling all documents in a respectful and confidential manner.
B. Post all job announcements for the required period of time. Maintain applications, examination material, eligibility lists and other related materials.
C. Oversee recruitment, interviews, testing, selection, placement and orientation of new employees. Coordinate the drug and alcohol testing program. Conduct background investigations for required positions.
D. Coordinate the appraisal, transfer, layoff, recall, demotion, and termination of employees.
E. Provide written handouts and information on the personnel program. Administer benefit plans and disclose information to employees.
F. Assist in the computation of personnel salary and benefit costs for budgets, salary surveys and other related purposes.
G. Oversee compliance with applicable employment laws and regulations. Plan and formulate general personnel policies, including work force planning.
H. Evaluate personnel policies and conduct investigations as needed. Make recommendations to the Personnel Committee on personnel issues and work with the Committee to revise policies and procedures.
I. Coordinate training, counseling, and other employee development programs.
J. Monitor the processing of employee grievance/appeals. Keep track of the timelines at each step and coordinate the receipt of grievance decisions to appropriate parties.
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Personnel Policies and Procedures
The purpose of this manual is to establish a system of personnel administration that meets the social, economic, and program needs of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe. This system provides a means to recruit, select, develop and maintain an effective and responsive work force, and includes policies and procedures for employee hiring and advancement, training and career development, position classification, salary administration, fringe benefits, disciplinary action, grievance and appeal processes, and separations. All appointments and promotions under the provisions of this manual will be based on qualifications and suitability. The Tribal Council of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe will have the authority to establish and change personnel policies.