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Employment Discrimination Project Contracts-INDIAN Tribes

Program Descriptions

Program Number



Employment Discrimination Project Contracts-INDIAN Tribes


Federal Agency




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.






To insure the protection of the employment rights of Indians working on or near reservations.


Types of Assistance

Direct Payments for Specified Use.


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.


Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

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.

Beneficiary Eligibility

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.


Application and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

None. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102 and E.O. 12372.

Application Procedure

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.

Award Procedure

Recommendation made to EEOC Commissioners. Decision made by final vote of the Commissioners.


Contact Office of Field Programs, EEOC Headquarters, for deadline.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 1 to 3 months.


Not applicable.



Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Not applicable.

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.


Not applicable.


Financial Information

Account Identification



(Contracts) Not seperately identifiable.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$26,000 to each tribe.


Program Accomplishments

In fiscal year 2005, EEOC contracted with 63 TEROs. EEOC expects to contract with 64 TEROs in fiscal years 2006 and 2007.


Regulations, Guidelines and Literature



Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

The EEOC District Office listed in Appendix IV of the catalog which has jurisdiction over inquirer's geographic location.

Headquarters Office

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.

Web Site Address


Related Programs

16.101, Equal Employment Opportunity
29.001, Clearinghouse Services, Civil Rights Discrimination Complaints
30.001, Employment Discrimination-Title VII Of The Civil Rights Act Of 1964
30.002, Employment Discrimination-State And Local Fair Employment Practices Agency Contracts
30.011, Employment Discrimination-Title I Of The Americans With Disabilities Act
93.001, Civil Rights And Privacy Rule Compliance Activities


Examples of Funded Projects

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.


Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Qualification criteria adopted by the Commission are made available on an annual basis to TEROs interested in the program.


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