The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes have established a Personnel Department to develop and administer a comprehensive personnel management program. The Personnel Department under the direction of the Tribal Council is responsible for employment services, benefits administration, and employment relations within the Tribal organization.
"To administer personnel policies for the Tribal
Government; to provide personnel management functions for
the Tribal Government; and to provide services to the
Renee Joachim - Personnel Department Head
Juliana Tanner - Lead Personnel Specialist
Joan Colman - Personnel Management Specialist/Classifications
Melanie Piedalue - Personnel Management Specialist/Employee Benefits
Jan Gardipe - Personnel Assistant
EJay Hammer - Personnel/Contracts & Grants Technician
Lissa Peel - Indian Preference Coordinator
Maggie Sheridan - Indian Preference Assistant
Health Insurance: the health insurance plan for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes is a self-funded insurance plan administered by Allegiance Benefit Plan Management, Inc. Employees may cover their spouse and/or children at their own expense. Prescriptions are covered, however the plan does not cover dental and/or eye care costs. After the $500.00 deductible is met, Allegiance will pay 70% of the bill.
Life Insurance:- The Tribe will provide coverage for
employees at their base salary, not to exceed $50,000, at no
cost. Employees may request additional optional coverage up
to four times their salary. Spouses and children may also be
included. The rates are age and salary based.
Retirement Plan:- Participation in the retirement plan
is mandatory. Employees may contribute 3-6% of their gross
pay, and the Tribes will match their contribution. An
additional 1-10% may also be contributed that is not matched
by the Tribe.
Leave Accrual:- Employees earn
Personal Time Off leave on a bi-weekly basis. Personal Time
Off leave accrual is based on years of service with the
If you have any question about
employee benefits, please contact Melanie Piedalue at (406)
675-2700 ext. 1041. or email: