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Message from the Director
Dear Bureau of Indian Education Team,
 
It is with great excitement that I announce the start of the Bureau of Indian Education's (BIE's) reorganization.

More than two years ago, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan made a commitment to improve Indian education.  That commitment has brought us to today, with the start of the first phase of the BIE's reorganization.  Once the reorganization is complete, we will have a new BIE that supports tribal self-determination as a form of governance and embraces school improvement strategies. 
 
One of the key areas the new BIE stresses is to fully partner with tribes and their schools to redefine Indian education within BIE-funded schools in the 21st century.  It is up to me and you, as BIE employees to inspire, to build and to be creative about teaching and working with our next generation of tribal nation-builders.  We all have a responsibility to uphold our commitment to improving all facets of education for our students.
 
The new BIE will promote American Indian languages, history, and culture in our classrooms.  We have a proud heritage as Indian people and that should be celebrated within our schools and within our offices.  
 
Thank you for being a part of BIE and thank you for your dedication and service to BIE as we move forward to change our way of doing business to improve student outcomes for the tribal generations to come.

Dr. Charles "Monty" Roessel 
Employee Resources 
BIE is providing several resources to assist employees as we transition to the new BIE.  We encourage you to ask as many questions as you want as we move forward.
 
To help you get started, we have several online resources available on the BIE Reorganization Webpage that contain Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Employees , Schools , and Tribes ; a list of contacts; and supplementary documents related to the reorganization. The FAQs can also be downloaded and printed by clicking on the following links:  Employees,   Schools , and  Tribes .  
 
In addition, two webinars are scheduled to provide you with guidance on the federal hiring process using USAJOBS and the Application Manager.  These webinars will be led by members of our Human Resources team, Vivian Pacheco and Jacque Benavides.  Employees can register for these webinars in the section below. We have posted this webinar online for all employees to access.  The two scheduled webinars will not be recorded to allow for a free exchange of information between Human Resources staff and employees.
 
If you have questions related to the federal hiring process or other concerns, please visit these websites: Office of Personnel Management and BIE's Human Resources FAQs.  If you need further information, you may contact the BIE Human Resources Office located in Albuquerque, NM at (505) 563-5300, or for assistance with  employee and labor relations questions, you can call (505) 563-5307.
Webinars 
The Federal Hiring Process Using USAJOBS & Application Manager

Description
The implementation of the BIE reorganization has prompted a number of questions and concerns from employees on how to apply for upcoming vacancy announcements.  BIE's Human Resources staff will conduct two webinars to help you understand the process of submitting federal applications through USAJOBS.  The presenters will also provide information on how to upload your resume and the supplementary documents including the Indian Preference form, Veterans Preference form, official transcripts, etc., that are necessary when submitting your application via USAJOBS.  We welcome your questions and feedback during these webinars.  The webinar presentation is also available on BIE's webinar series webpage to download. 

Presenters
Vivian Pacheco and Jacque Benavides, Human Resources,  Bureau of Indian Education 


Date: Thursday, February 18, 2016
Date: Thursday, February 25, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m. Mountain Standard Time
Time: 3:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time
To Participate: Registration
To Participate: Registration
Audio:  1-866-704-9181
Pass code: 10469100
Audio:  1-866-704-9181
Pass code: 10469100

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