There are a number of training sessions that are offered to CRIHB member tribes and/or their health board members. The training is available through the tribe's participation in the California Area Office Functions (CAOF) contract. Tribes that do not receive services through CRIHB contracts are offered training on a fee-for-service basis. The training offered is as follows:
Roles & Responsibilities of Tribal Councils
Covers the broad responsibilities of tribal councils and their members; responsibilities of individual council members; responsibilities of committees; conducting meetings; examples of improper conduct of councils; accountability; the relationship between the council and staff; and keeping to the agenda while handling issues/problems/questions of tribal/program members.
Learn the basics of parliamentary procedure so that everyone can be heard and decisions can be made without confusion. Participants will learn how to conduct meetings utilizing basic motions to allow full participation, keep order, and document actions taken in meetings.
Ethics & Conflict of Interest
Covers the problems that tribes experience when they do not have an ethics and conflict of interest policy; when the policy is not implemented consistently: discusses the statutory requirements that tribes/boards must comply with regarding conflicts of interests; examples of conflict of interest situations and problem solving.
Provides tribes an introduction to long and short range planning processes. The training includes the following topics: the need for planning, long and short range; the planning process--get organized; the community needs assessment; community involvement in the planning process; outcomes and goal setting; and evaluation of progress made in accordance with the plan.
Training includes Indian preference statute; Indian preference program; Indian preference in hiring; Indian preference program documentation.
Human Resources/Personnel Management
The Human Resource Service provides effective Human Resource Management by developing and implementing policies, programs and services which contribute to the attainment of corporate and employee goals by properly balancing the needs of the employees and the needs of the Company, by ensuring a diverse workforce in a safe and discrimination/harassment free environment.
The Human Resources Services available to CRIHB health board members and their member tribes are maintaining compliance with employment laws and government regulations; providing management and employee training; and developing policies and procedures.
- Personnel Law – Provides a summary of laws affecting CA Employers. FLSA; Unlawful Harassment Prohibition; Drug Free Workplace; NLRA.
- Termination and Disciplinary Actions. DOT Drug & Alcohol Awareness for Supervisors. Personnel Retention.
- Sexual Harassment Prevention – Recognizing what constitutes sexual harassment and the employer, supervisor and employee’s responsibility.
- Sensitive Issues, DOJ Live Scan finger prints and policies/BIA Fingerprint Program.
- Supervisor Training
- Family Medical Leave Act/California Family Rights Act
- California Pregnancy Disability Leave
- Indian Preference
- Hiring Process – Recruiting, Application Screening, Applicant work reference verification, Interview process and interviewing: Interview Questions; Interview Synopsis, and Laws
Tribal programs should contact Jill Kimble, Human Resource Manager at (916) 929-9761 or
This workshop provides numerous methods and quick tips to get organized and become more productive. Includes organizing the desktop, files, computer, and time saving techniques.
Medi-Cal Administrative Activities (MAA) Training
Covers what the MAA program is all about and the process involved in claiming reimbursements. It also includes the various activities claimable in MAA, how to use the Time Survey and how to claim reimbursement for Transportation expenses.
Training can be provided at the tribal office/program or in a multi-group/tribal setting. For general training and pricing information contact:
Marilyn Pollard, Director in the Administration Department at CRIHB. Telephone number is (916) 929-9761 or FAX (916) 929-7246.