Tribal Employment Rights Office (TERO) was created pursuant to the Tribes' inherent sovereign authority to self-governance, with jurisdictional capacity to create unique employment laws that govern activities within the boundaries of the reservation.

In 1996, the Tulalip Tribes Board of Directors enacted the TERO Ordinance #60 and #89. In 2012, the new TERO Code 9.05 was passed to provide preference requirements in employment and contracting within the boundaries of the Tulalip reservation.

Tulalip TERO is a member of the Pacific Northwest TERO region, which covers Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Northern California, Nevada, and Alaska. Our national organization is the Council for Tribal Employment Rights (CTER).

Vision

We will arrive at a time when education, training, employment, contracting, and economic opportunities have ensured every person has become most capable.

Mission

Enforce the provisions of the TERO Code to:

  • Ensure preference in employment, contracting, and economic opportunities
  • Provide vocational training opportunities with the outcome of employment
  • Prohibit employment discrimination