Most Viewed Links
- Director's Policy
- TERO DD-74-R2
- Meeting Announcements and schedules
- District 1 Native American Web Page
- District 11 Native American Web Page
- Office of Business & Economic Opportunity
- Native American Advisory Committee (NAAC)
- Transportation Guide for Native Americans
- National Indian Justice Center
- Tribal Governments Directory
- Other Native American Links
- Job Links
Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance
The California Department of Transportation desires to work cooperatively with California Tribal Governments to increase Native American employment opportunities on transportation projects. The department encourages Native American employment opportunities on transportation projects and supports Tribal Employment Rights Ordinances (TEROs) adopted by federally recognized California Native American Tribes on the Department projects (construction and contracted maintenance) that take place on tribal lands.
To support this initiative the Caltrans Native American Liaison Branch worked in collaboration with California TERO Tribes to develop a TERO policy. On December 15, 2010, Caltrans Chief Deputy Director Malcolm Dougherty signed Deputy Directive 74-R2, “Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance”. This policy works in conjunction with Directors Policy 19 “Working with Native American Communities” and went into effect immediately.
The Director's Native American Advisory Committee has recently approved a TERO Guidance document created by the Native American Liaison branch.