Office of Personnel

It is the mission of the human resources department to develop, implement, and support programs and processes that add value to the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes.

Last updated Mar 15, 2022
Office of Personnel

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the human resources department to develop, implement, and support programs and processes that add value to the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes and its employees, leading to improved employee welfare, empowerment, growth, and retention, with commitment to the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, its employees and prosperity for tribal members.

Employee Focus

We will anticipate, understand, and respond in a timely and effective manner to the needs of the staff and employees. We welcome feedback and rely on this to help identify improvements in our processes.


We will exercise patience and sensitivity in dealing with concerns and problems of others. We will be open-minded, forthright, and fair in our interactions with the staff, employees, and one another. We will always respect the confidentiality entrusted to us.


Effective communication is the foundation of our personal and business relationships. We actively seek to understand the perspectives of others by listening with an open mind and communicating honestly, with appropriate direction.


We will make the most of our knowledge, skills, and abilities mastered through our education, training, and experience. In doing so, we will achieve the highest level of employee satisfaction and operational excellence.


We will be solution-oriented, creative, imaginative, and self-reliable when presented with unusual problems, difficult situations, or unanticipated opportunities.

Team Spirit

We will cooperate and collaborate with each other, staff and employees. We will be enthusiastic about conducting our daily duties and mindful of the needs of one another, staff and employees. We will interact among ourselves and with others honestly, thereby building relationships based on trust.

New Personnel Policy drug and Alcohol Policy to be Implemented in 2019

Through the work of a Personnel Policy Committee that was established, the policies have been updated and are a professional working document. The policies will be presented to the Legislature for final approval and will become effective in January 2019.

Due to conflict and uncertainty in previous administration regarding the Tribes drug testing policy, tribal employees have not been subject to drug testing for at least 5 years now. Under this administration, a new Drug and Alcohol policy has been written. Employees will receive training on the policies over the next 3 months and employees will begin to adhere to random drug testing starting in January of 2019.

The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Other than Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal members/Indian Preference, selection for a position will be made without regard to race, sex, color, age, marital status, national origin, or any other non-merit factor.

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