The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe is governed by 10 Tribal Council members who are elected bi-annually in December and on staggered two year terms. The tribe operates under the Indian Reorganization Act Constitution and By-Laws approved on January 26, 1936 by the Department of Interior.
Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, U.S. Code, Section 472 and 473). However, the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will be considered in accordance with the provisions of Section 703 (I) of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, amended in 1991.
The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe envisions an ideal lifestyle where its enrolled members prosper physically, emotionally, spiritually, and economically. Our vision is to increase and use cultural knowledge and experience to protect and preserve the natural resources of the Pyramid Lake and Northern Paiute homelands. We endeavor to foster individual growth and personal responsibility through education and economic opportunity.
The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Council is dedicated to creating a respectful environment that inspires values; protects and preserves our cultural and traditional heritage; supports tribal self-sufficiency; promotes emotional and spiritual wellness; and encourages innovation and positive leadership. We aspire to achieve through trusted cooperation, coordination, and collaboration with local, regional, and national communities, and with individuals and organizations who aim to achieve similar goals for the tribe and its community.
The Human Resources Department is responsible for the Tribes 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 provides assistance to Department Heads and Supervisors in developing, communicating, and implementing the Tribe’s personnel policies.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Human Resources Staff
Human Resource Manager
775-574-1000 Ext. 1120
Human Resources Benefits Officer
775-574-1000 Ext. 1119
Human Resources Recruitment Officer (Interim)
775-574-1000 Ext. 1132
Human Resources Clerk (Interim)
775-574-1000 Ext. 1133
tribal complaint form
PLPT COMPLAINT FORMcomplaint_packet_2018.pdf