Tribal Relations (TERO)

The 2017 Tribal Transportation Safety Summit is being hosted by the Oglala Sioux Tribe in Rapid City. The Summit is being held on October 24-26, 2017 at the Rushmore Hotel & Suites. The tentative agenda is listed in the summit flyer. Registration is open until October 20, 2017. There is no registration fee to attend the summit.

There is a block of hotel rooms at The Rushmore Hotel & Suites. The room rate is $89.00 plus tax. To make reservations call 605-348-8300 or email: reservations@therushmorehotel.com. Please ask for "Tribal Safety Summit" room block. There is also state rate room block for State Employees, please ask for "Department of Transportation" room block. Deadline to make hotel reservations and be guaranteed the room block is October 3, 2017.


Previous Summit Reports

October 2016 Tribal Transportation Safety Summit Report

October 2015 Tribal Transportation Safety Summit Report

October 2014 Tribal Transportation Safety Summit Report

January 2014 Tribal Transportation Safety Summit Report

2012 Tribal Transportation Safety Summit Report

TERO / TECRO Information

Some projects have a special provision for TERO in their contracts. This provision applies to projects within the legal or historic boundaries of Indian Reservations.

The Special Provisions can vary slightly depending on the location of the project and scope of work. They can include some or all of the following: an Indian Preference Hiring Goal, TERO Employment Fee, Other Special Fees and/or a need for Compliance Plan to be negotiated between the Contractor and the Tribe.

When a project is let, a letter is sent to the Contractor and the Tribal TERO office notifying them of the Special Provision requirements and whether a Compliance Plan is needed.

Compliance plans are specific to each tribe and MUST be submitted to the correct tribal office prior to beginning work on a project which is on Reservation land. In some cases, the compliance plan may need to be submitted two (2) weeks before work on the project begins.

Contact Information for TERO and TECRO Offices in South Dakota

Minority Referral Sources

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