Divisions - Tribal Employment Rights Office, TERO


The Pawnee Nation Tribal Employment Rights Office (TERO), by virtue of a contractual agreement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), is authorized to interview and counsel individuals with potential employment discrimination charges. The TERO employees address draft charges of alleged violations of Title VII, file complaints with the EEOC and attempt to resolve the charge by mediation within 30 days. TERO representatives also negotiate written Indian preference agreements with employers/contractors operating on the jurisdiction of the Pawnee Nation, continue the development of public awareness of the complaint resolution process under appropriate ordinances and offer protection against employment discrimination. The TERO agents also continue to provide a point of contact between employers operating on or near the Pawnee Nation and Pawnee Nation residents.

TERO Ordinance
Click here for the document.

TERO Question and Answers, Click here.

TERO Employment and Training Application
Click here to download. 

Indian-Owned Business Certification Application
Click here to download.

Feel free to stop by and visit the TERO offices should you have questions about TERO or EEOC. We also have applications if you want to be placed in the TERO Labor Pool.


Samuel Van Noy

TERO Director


918-762-3621 Ext. 122


Grant Hawkins

TERO Coordinator


918-762-3621 Ext. 102


Pawnee Nation Housing Community Center

551 Harrison Street Pawnee, Ok. 74058


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