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EMPLOYEE RELATIONS SECTION

The role of the Employee Relations Section is to provide an employee relations program that effectively addresses and resolves employee grievances and management concerns through the interpretation and application of the Navajo Nation Personnel Policies Manual (NNPPM), procedures, and Navajo Preference in Employment Act (NPEA).

Responsibilities:

  • addresses employee and supervisor concerns
  • provides guidance concerning disciplinary actions (discharge, suspension, etc.)
  • reviews and ensures compliance in the Employee Grievance Process
  • receives Sexual Harassment allegations and complaints
  • reviews requests and verifies compliance regarding:
    • Family and Medical Leave (FML)
    • Telecommuting
    • Flex Work Schedule
  • provides employee and supervisory training

For COVID-19 Leave requests and information, please refer to the Classifications Section here.


Employee Grievance Process

An employee who feels aggrieved as a result of an application of disciplinary action such as discharge, suspension, loss of pay or benefits, or an employee or an applicant for an employment position alleges a violation of the Navajo Preference in Employment Act has a right to utilize the grievance process. At-will employees are not eligible.

For more information regarding Employee Grievance please refer to the policies listed to the right.



Contact Information

Email: DPM_RelationsGroup@dpm.navajo-nsn.gov

Phone: (928) 871-6156


Charlotte Bigthumb HR Employee Relations Specialist charlotte.bigthumb@dpm.navajo-nsn.gov
Darren Lizer Senior HR Technician darren.lizer@dpm.navajo-nsn.gov

Resources

Presentations

Procedures

Policies

External Resources

   
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