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Human Resources Department

The Human Resources Department is an excellent resource for employees and the public to obtain information and assistance with current employment opportunities, health benefits, salary placement, promotional opportunities, retirement system procedures, and many other services. The Human Resources Staff is committed to providing guidance on a variety of requests and services. We continually support an environment that maintains compliance with associated government regulations and Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation Codes. The responsibilities of the HR office include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Wage and Salary Administration
  • Employee Recruitment and Orientation
  • Personnel Policies and Regulations
  • Employee Appraisals
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Personnel Data/Records Management
  • Criminal History Checks
  • Employment and Wage Verification
  • Staff Vacancies

The Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation (TDN) Human Resources Department works with the Executive staff, Department Directors, Managers and staff in areas of recruitment, classification, compensation, training, benefits, labor/employee relations and relate human resource functions.

The TDN Human Resources Department supports the Nation’s efforts to attract, develop, and retain a diverse and productive workforce that will provide quality services to the citizens of the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation.

  • Administration of Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Cal-Ore Life Flight
  • Benefits Administration (Health, Vision, Dental, 401(k), Life Insurance, AFLAC)
  • Disability Processes
  • Employee Classifications/Reclassifications
  • Internal and External Recruiting
  • Employee Relations
  • Personnel Policies and Procedures
  • Training
  • Extraordinary Services Awards
  • Workers Compensation
  • Update policies and procedures
  • Review job descriptions and classifications
  • Annual evaluation of employee benefits
  • Onboarding/Orientation for new TDN employees
  • Update forms
  • Standard Operating Procedures for HR department
  • Hired and processed 58 new full-time regular and temporary employees in 2016
  • Insubordination Policy approval
  • Employee events (bingo, picnic and holiday party)
  • Dee-ni’ Day Vendor Coordinator
  • Open enrollment for employee benefits
  • Several new job descriptions approved

Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation Office

140 Rowdy Creek Rd
Smith River, CA 95567
Phone: 707-487-9255 ext. 1215

Lucky 7 Casino Office

350 North Indian Rd.
Smith River, CA 95567
Phone: 707-487-7777 ext. 2611
Fax: 707-487-9317

HR Department Staff

Sharyne Harper

Human Resource Director Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation

140 Rowdy Creek Rd
Smith River, CA 95567
Phone: 707-487-9255 ext. 1215
Email sharper@tolowa.com

Dawn Messer

Human Resources Benefit Administrator

140 Rowdy Creek Rd
Smith River, CA 95567
Phone: 707-487-9255 ext. 1214

Gail Viellieux

Human Resource Manager Lucky 7 Casino

350 North Indian Rd.
Smith River, CA 95567
Phone: 707-487-7777 ext. 2611
Fax: 707-487-9317
Email gail.viellieux@lucky7casino.com

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