Click to download the most recent version of the TERO Ordinance as Amended and Adopted on April 8, 2013.
The intent and purpose of TERO is defined in the 6 HCC § 3 in the following manner:
4. Declaration of Policy.
c. It the intent and purpose of this Ordinance to promote the employment and training of Indians, consistent with the Indian Hiring Preference requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 (42 U.S.C. § 2000c-2(i)) as applied to any Indian, business or enterprise “on or near” an Indian reservation, and the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. § 450 et seq.) which requires preference be given to Indians, Indian-owned economic enterprises, and Indian organizations in the administration and award of all federal contracts, subcontracts, or grants for the benefit of Indians.