Bringing Back Retired Annuitants during COVID-19

January 12, 2021

Earlier this year, the Office of Personnel Management approved a request to waive a section of federal law that pertains to retired workers. These new hiring waivers make it easier for the IHS to rehire health care and non-health care workers who can assist us in strengthening our collective response during the COVID-19 pandemic. Disciplines in high need include physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, physician assistants, medical laboratory scientists, behavioral health clinicians, and engineers. Re-employed annuitants will receive Civil Service Retirement System or Federal Employee Retirement System annuity, in addition to a full salary as a federal employee. Those who are interested in re-joining the IHS team to help combat COVID-19 in Indian Country can reach out to the recruiter in their specific Area of interest. Please consider sharing this opportunity with former IHS contacts who have retired.

Source: IHS.gov

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Hopi Tribe seeking applicants for software programming and applications support

January 8, 2020

An opportunity for young Hopi/Tewa adults, ages 18-26, in the Software Programming and applications support. We’ve had one Hopi individual complete the pilot training of this program coming from CODEFY recently, and is moving on to the internship phase. CODEFY has now partnered with the Hopi Tribe’s Department of Education to recruit a second cohort to embark on this opportunity to gain new skills or enhance skills in the technology sector. Please share with whom you feel maybe interested. Any questions, please refer to the flyer. Thank you. 
Interested applicants are urged to use the following link to apply: https://forms.gle/ZC6peUQmJub3iBxx6

Congress passes bill on Navajo Nation water rights in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Congress has passed a long-awaited bill that would address water availability issues for residents living on the Navajo Nation in Utah who lack access to running water, a problem exacerbated by the pandemic. The Salt Lake Tribune reported that the Utah Navajo Water Rights Settlement Act was passed on Monday as part of a massive $2.3 trillion spending bill that includes $900 billion in coronavirus relief and a $1.4 trillion omnibus spending package. The legislation will next head to President Donald Trump for his signature. The legislation would recognize the Navajo Nation’s right to 81,500 acre feet of water from the Colorado River basin in Utah.

Source: https://kvoa.com/ap-arizona-news/2020/12/23/congress-passes-bill-on-navajo-nation-water-rights-in-utah/

Hopi Health Care Center begins vaccinating tribal members over 75 years old

December 28, 2020

According to the latest information from the Hopi Senom, tribal members over age 75 have begun receiving vaccinations. Please reach out to your council members for more information on how to ensure your loved ones are included.

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Update: 12/29/2020 – More information from the Arizona Department of Health Services