The TERO Department is a regulatory office that efficiently administers the Tribal Employee Rights Ordinance that was established in March 27, 1988 and amended in its entirety on March 17, 2009. TERO is responsible for promoting fair employment practices through the enforcement of Indian Preference Legislation, with the purpose of creating employment opportunities, training, contracting, subcontracting, and business opportunities on and near reservations.

The TERO office is governed directly by the Tribal Regulatory Commission (TRC) which is created to enforce Indian Preference established by Tribal Council, to establish and to enforce TERO Regulations, and to safeguard the jurisdiction of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. The powers and duties of the TRC are described in the Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance Section 33 and are provided below. Contact the TERO office at (251) 368-9136, ext. 2029, or visit the TERO office to obtain a copy of the TERO Ordinance and any applicable forms that are listed.

The TRC Board consists of 5 Commissioners: Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary, and Commissioner.

The commission shall have the following powers and duties:

TERO Downloads

TERO Forms

Department Contacts

TERO is currently located in Building 600 of the Tribal Complex

Jennifer Colbert
TERO Clerk
(251) 368-9136 ext. 2029

Valerie Taylor
Compliance Officer
(251) 368-9136 ext. 2028