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(A) All employers working for or on behalf of the Karuk Tribe and its affiliated Tribal entities must follow these hiring preferences:

(1) In the event that more than one (1) applicant meets the threshold for a position as defined in this Act, preference shall be given in the following order:

(a) Enrolled Karuk Tribal member.

(b) Enrolled Karuk descendent member.

(c) Spouse of an enrolled Karuk Tribal member or parent of an enrolled Karuk Tribal member who is under the age of eighteen (18).

(d) Enrolled member of another federally recognized tribe.

(e) Veterans.

(f) Non-Indian.

(2) In the event that a position of employment is funded in whole or in part by any federal grant and/or contract or other public funding where Tribal preference is not allowed, preference shall be given to Indians over non-Indians.

(B) Job Qualifications and Business Necessity. No employer shall use any threshold, job qualification criteria, or other personnel requirements that serve as barriers to Tribal preference in employment, as determined by TERO, unless the employer can demonstrate that such criteria or requirements are required by business necessity. [Ord. 4 § 3.2, 4/16/2015.]