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The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon [Ordinances]

Last amended: 2003




RESOLUTION NUMBER: 055-93; 050-03

Executive Management Ordinance

Tribal Code § 260



(1) The authority for this Ordinance is found in the Tribal Constitution under Article III, Section 1.

(2) To provide for continuity in the management and oversight of Tribal operations and to establish the position and responsibilities of the General Manager.


(b) BACKGROUND AND INTENT: The Council, as the governing body of the Tribe, has determined that it is in the tribe's best interest to hire a General Manager for the Tribe who shall be delegated the responsibility to carry out executive functions of the Council.

It is the intent of the Council that the General Manger provide effective continuity in management and services to Tribal members and assist and advise the Council in carrying out its legislative actions.

(c) EMPLOYMENT OF GENERAL MANAGER: The Council hereby establishes the position of General Manager (GM). The GM shall be selected by, report to, carry out the executive duties of and serve at the pleasure of the Tribal Council. The Tribal Council shall determine the qualifications and procedures to be followed for selection of a General Manager.

(d) DUTIES AND AUTHORITY OF THE GENERAL MANAGER: The GM shall have the primary responsibility for carrying out the legislative actions of Tribal Council. He or she shall administer, plan and direct Tribal programs and services in accordance with Tribal Council directives, and processes and principles of the tribe's strategic plan. The GM shall have the specific authority and responsibility for:


(1) Maintaining effective and efficient administration and exercising overall direction and control of the operational affairs of Tribal programs and departments as assigned by Tribal Council. Such oversight and control includes, but is not limited to:


(1) Determining operational priorities and carrying out short and long-term planning and program development as established by the Tribal Council;

(2) Determining the organizational structure and positions necessary to carry out assigned functions and responsibilities most effectively;

(3) Hiring, training, promoting, assigning, disciplining and discharging employees in accordance with Tribal laws;

(4) Delegating responsibility and authority (and accountability for delegations) to department heads and/ or supervisors as he/ she deems necessary and appropriate to carry out assigned functions or Tribal business;

(5) Authorizing the expenditure of funds consistent with the adopted Tribal budget; and

(6) Ensuring appropriate use of Tribal assets and resources.


(2) Representing the Tribe by name and title and negotiating, executing and administering agreements and contracts as authorized or delegated by Tribal Council;

(3) Implementing, by regulation or policy, all legislative actions of the Council, (except those directly involving Tribal Council procedures or for which responsibility has been delegated by the Tribal Council to another official of the Tribe), and establishing such regulations or policies as are necessary to effectively carry out the business of the Tribe;

(4) Reviewing Tribal policies on a regular basis and recommending additions and changes to the Tribal Council;

(5) Monitoring and reporting on internal and external matters, including the provision of services by other governments, that impact the Tribe;

(6) Overseeing and monitoring all subordinate boards, committees, enterprises and cooperative associations of the Tribe and reporting to the Tribal Council on their activities or matters of concern related to such organizations; and

(7) Publishing an Organizational Structure of the Tribe at the beginning of each calendar year and at such other times as material changes in the structure shall occur, provided that the Organization Structure shall first be reviewed and approved by the Tribal Council. The Organization Structure shall include the names of all work units, key positions, number of authorized positions for each unit, delegated functions and responsibilities to be carried on by each unit and the lines of authority and accountability. The Organizational Structure shall be drafted according to the following organization goals:


(1) Focusing resources on direct delivery of services, and avoiding unnecessary layers of administration or management.

(2) Responding to the people served and clear lines of accountability and responsibility.

(3) Active, effective, and efficient processing of decisions, authorizations, transactions and services.

(4) Efficient use of human and financial resources, integrate programs and services, with effective coordination and avoidance of duplication.


I certify this to be a true copy of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Executive Management Ordinance.

Tribal Council Secretary

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