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Memorial Day, May 27th, 2024

Navajo Nation Memorial Day, May 31st, 2024

Juneteenth Holiday, June 19th, 2024


NEMSO Training:

June 11 & 12, 2024

July 9 & 10, 2024

SHA Training:

May 29, 2024

June 26, 2024

July 31, 2024

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News and Announcements

All Departments Conducting Qualification Assessments

Official listing of the departments currently conducting Qualification Assessments.

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Sexual Harassment Awareness Training Transition

Official notification that beginning March 1, 2024. the Department of Personnel Management (DPM) will provide the following compliance training: Sexual Harassment Awareness & prevention Training. Previously provided by the Staff Development & Training Department. All Executive and Judicial Branch employees will need to attend Compliance Training Sexual Harassment Awareness & Prevention Training every other year. Mandated by Dr. Buu Nygren and Chief Justice of the Navajo Nation Supreme Court JoAnn Jayne via Executive Order (EO No. 03-2023 & AO No. 34-2023).

Sexual Harassment Awareness Transition Memo.pdf Sexual Harassment Awareness March 2024 Flyer.pdf

Address Change Form for Former Navajo Nation Employees

This form is for use by prior Navajo Nation employees only. Current employees will require a PAF from their Department/Program.


Lifting of COVID Leave 10/17/2023

We hope this message finds you well. We would like to inform you of an important update regarding our COVID Leave policy. As of June 15, 2023, the COVID leave mandate has been lifted, and we have received the proper documentation to support this decision. Moving forward, DPM will adhere to the lifted mandate and no longer accept COVID leave requests. Instead, employees who require leave due to COVID-related reasons will be required to utilize their accrued sick leave balances. This change will be implemented immediately. If The DPM already received your COVID leave requests prior to this memorandum, DPM will honor and review these requests on a case-by-case basis. All other COVID leave not already at DPM, will not be honored after today. DPM Logo


FY 2024 GWA Salary Schedules

Pursuant to the Navajo Nation Personnel Policies Manual (“NNPPM”) §VII.D.(2), the Department of Personnel Management (“DPM”) hereby issues the following Salary Schedules for implementation by all divisions/departments of the Navajo Nation Executive and Legislative Branches. The new schedules will supersede all previous schedules. This authorization includes all personnel matters relating to recruitment, payroll, benefits, retirement and budgets for personnel.

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Salary Schedules -FY24
PAF SAMPLE General Wage Adjustment (GWA)

Please be advised that pursuant to the approval of the Fiscal Recovery Fund (FRF) Central Support allocations by former Navajo Nation President Nez, several Navajo Nation programs were awarded funding for Personnel. During this time, the Department of Personnel Management (DPM) developed a three (3) page position classification questionnaire (PCQ) to expedite the review and establishment of new position DPM Logo



For immediate implementation, the attached fillable PDF Job Vacancy Announcement (JVA) will be replacing the excel JVA. The JVA revisions will simplify the creation and submission of JVAs by programs and allow the DPM Recruitment team to quickly review and publish JVAs using the data collected. The JVAs will then be generated on newly formatted PDF for posting to the DPM’s Jobs page. DPM Logo

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JVA Form Instructions

Revision to Personnel Action Form (PAF)

Please be informed that effective immediately, the Department of Personnel Management (DPM) will implement the attached revised Personnel Action Form (PAF). The PAF revisions include changes to the"Clearance Signature" section which will now require clearance signatures from the Navajo Nation Department of Information Technology (DIT) and the Office of the Controller| Financial Management Information System (FMIS) Section.

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Provisional Hire

Pursuant to the Health, Education and Human Services Committee (HEHSC) Resolution No. HEHSCAP-04-23, amending the Navajo Nation Personnel Policies Manual Section IV.K.5, approving the Navajo Nation to hire employees on a provisional basis while the background checks are pending. The attached amendments are being issued for your use and implementation and are effective on April 26, 2023.

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Provisional Hiring Training Video
Navajo Police Officer Day

Please be advised that pursuant to Resolution No. CJY-53-20, the Navajo Nation Council amended Legislation CO-64-17 declaring the second Friday in May to be known as "Navajo Police Officer Day" within the Navajo Nation.

Effective July 2, 2020, the Navajo Nation Council found it to be in the best interest of the Navajo Nation to provide for "Navajo Police Officer Day" to be an observed day, as distinguished from a paid holiday.

Therefore, the "Navajo Police Officer Day" will no longer be a paid holiday as outlined in the Navajo Nation Personnel Policies Manual (NNPPM). Further, Resolution No. CJY-53-20 provides up to four (4) hours of Administrative Leave to Navajo Nation employees to attend Navajo Nation Police Officer Day events held on the Navajo Nation.

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FY 2022 NHS COLA Salary Schedules

Pursuant to Notice of Award No. 90CI010073-02-02, supplemental funding was awarded to Navajo Head Start and Early Head Start for a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) to increase salaries and wages by 2.28% retroactive to March 1, 2022.

Juneteenth Holiday

Juneteenth holiday June 19, observed on Monday June 20, 2022.


Navajo Nation Employment Benefits

Healthcare and well-being benefits

Family coverage

Competitive pay

Paid leave


Paid holidays off

401(k) + matching