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The TERO Commission shall report directly to the Tribal Council. The TERO Commission shall have the following powers and duties:

(A) To develop an annual operating budget for the necessary implementation and enforcement of this Act.

(B) To hire staff; to secure and obligate funding from the Tribal Council and all other sources as necessary to carry out its duties.

(C) To issue rules, regulations, interpretations, and guidelines for Indian preference as is necessary to implement and enforce this Act. Such rules and regulations shall become effective upon written approval of the Tribal Council.

(D) To establish a Tribal Skills Bank as a means of providing qualified Indian employees to employers doing business with the Tribe.

(E) To certify Karuk Indian firms, for purposes of Indian preference, minority business contract eligibility, and other purposes.

(F) To ensure that all employers doing business with the Tribe are registered with the TERO Office. To be registered, a business must have an Indian preference plan.

(G) To investigate complaints regarding any violation of this Act. The Commission shall also investigate possible violations on its own initiative.

(H) To hold hearings on and determine any matter under its authority, including hearings necessary to the issuance, modification, and revocation of any permit or license, as well as any hearing regarding violations of this Act. The Commission shall develop procedures to govern its hearings, and is authorized to issue compliance orders and sanctions for violations of this Act.

(I) To enter into cooperative agreements with state and federal agencies in order to implement the intent of this Act. Any such agreements must be approved by Tribal Council prior to taking effect.

(J) To establish policies and procedures governing all activities of the TERO Commission and the TERO Office.

(K) To hold public hearings on Tribal employment rights issues.

(L) To hold hearings to adjudicate complaints and appeals from the actions of the TERO Director using the procedures set forth in this Act. [Ord. 4 § 2.2, 4/16/2015.]