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Amended Navajo government employee grievance process moves to Navajo Council

Navajo Council Naabik’iyati Committee having thorough debate on 0109-14, which would change grievance process for Navajo Nation government employees and other Navajo workers on the Navajo Reservation. DELEGATE WALTER PHELPS The tribal grievance procedure that involved supervisor, personnel department works. DELEGATE ALTON SHEPHERD intention is good. Law & Order Committee is looking at how Office […]

Nicole Johnny appointed to Navajo Government Development Commission

HERE AT NAVAJO COUNCIL Health, Education and Human Services Committee where Committee is now on LEGISLATION 0112-14: nominating BLANK as the Graduate Student representative to the Commission on Navajo Nation Government Development. HEHS COMMITTEE MEMBER DELEGATE WALTER PHELPS After hearing presentations by candidates, I Support Nicole Johnny. Second by Witherspoon 3 IN FAVOR, 0 OPPOSED […]

Labor Complaint against Navajo Nation Controller Grant in settlement talks

Here at Navajo Labor Commission hearing where it is Day 2 of the hearing involving a Labor Complaint filed against Navajo Nation Controller Mark Grant by five former Office of the Controller employees, who were Senior Accountants. The five individuals are Marietta Roan, Lucinda Davis, Levon Smiley, Valentina Sallis and Cynthia Deschinny. They are being […]

Possible settlement of Labor complaint against Navajo Nation Controller Grant?

I’M BACK HERE AT THE NAVAJO LABOR COMMISSION HEARING ON A COMPLAINT FILED BY FIVE FORMER NAVAJO NATION OFFICE OF THE CONTROLLER AGAINST CONTROLLER MARK GRANT FOR ILLEGALLY LAYING THEM OFF IN SEPTEMBER 2013. YESTERDAY WAS DAY 1 OF THE HEARING. IT’S ABOUT 9:10 A.M. YESTERDAY’S CROSS EXAMINATION OF CONTROLLER GRANT BY ATTORNEY DAVID JORDAN […]

Navajo Nation Controller more concerned about performance than Navajo laws

Here at Navajo Labor Commission hearing where Commission is hearing Office of Navajo Labor Relations complaint filed by five former senior accountants against Controller Mark Grant for illegally laying them off in September 2013. CONTROLLER MARK GRANT STILL TESTIFYING AND BEING QUESTIONED BY HIS ATTORNEY, NAVAJO JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ATTORNEY HENRY HOWE. the layoff charts were […]

Objection – Navajo Justice Department testifying for witness, Controller Grant

Here at Navajo Labor Commission hearing where Commission is hearing Office of Navajo Labor Relations complaint filed by five former senior accountants against Controller Mark Grant for illegally laying them off in September 2013. NAVAJO DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ATTORNEY HENRY HOWE direct your attention to tribal personnel policies, December 2013, page 60 and 61, layoff […]

“At some point, you get squeezed so much that you have to have layoffs.”

Here at Navajo Labor Commission hearing where Commission is hearing Office of Navajo Labor Relations complaint filed by five former senior accountants against Controller Mark Grant for illegally laying them off in September 2013. Controller Mark Grant is first witness. about 60 percent from tribal revenues and 40 percent from state and federal funds. in […]

Layoffs were opportunity for Navajo Nation Controller to get rid of people he didn’t want

Here at the Navajo Nation Labor Commission hearing on a Navajo Nation Office of Navajo Labor Relations complaint filed by five former Office of the Controller employees, who are allegeding that Controller Mark Grant illegally laid them off in September 2013. The hearing started at 9 a.m. this morning but was delayed until noon after […]