The following provides a description of the Executive Branch Departments:
Administrative Support Services
The overall functions of Administrative Support Offices are to maintain and preserve the highest level of integrity of the Nation’s financial management system, recruit, employ and retain a workforce for the Nation, create and maintain a wide area network for the Nation, ensure the tribe is in compliance with various laws and regulations, maintain program facilities and buildings, maintain and service the Nation’s automobile fleet and to effectively promote good communication between all service departments and Nation’s programs and to process all items in a timely manner.
Department of Public Safety/Emergency Management
The Department of Public Safety serves and protects all people within the Tohono O’odham Nation by providing a broad range of public safety services that includes the enforcement of all tribal, federal, state, county or other regulatory agencies’ laws, codes, regulations or ordinances as required.
Department of Planning & Economic Development
The Department oversees the land planning activities within the Tohono O’odham Nation and works in coordination and conjunction with the Districts, local communities and other entities on and off the Nation. The department provides assistance to members of the Nation in starting, expanding and managing independent businesses under the Credit & Finance program. The office will also provide continuing management and technical assistance to loan and grant recipients.
Department of Natural Resources
The Department of Natural Resources manages and protects the Nation’s natural resources by improving the inventory, conservation, development and use of these resources.
Department of Human Services
The purpose of the Department of Human Services is to improve the health and social well being of the O’odham. This includes providing services related to addictions and mental health, disease and communicable disease prevention and management, develop health promotion and wellness programs, provide social services and assistance to needy families, provide child protection and emergency shelter care services, provide cultural activities and social services to the elders, provide special needs services to individuals with developmental disabilities, provide transportation to those needing assistance to needed medical appointments and provide administration to health and education facilities construction.
Department of Membership Services
The Department is responsible for the administration and monitoring of the Enrollment Program and the Hia-Ced O’odham Program and to provide assistance to the Enrollment Committee and the Elections Board.
Department of Education
The Department provides stability and accountability of the educational programs serving members of the Nation and acts as liaison between the community and local, state and federal educational systems.