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New HR Service Offering: Human Resources Subscription-Based Services

Blue Stone Strategy Partners recognizes the challenges faced by Tribal Human Resources professionals and their staff, grappling with a multitude of tasks in their day-to-day operations amid limited resources and staff.  Reclaim control of your time and let us assist...

HR News: DOL Proposed Salary Threshold Increase

Department of Labor Proposes to Increase the Minimum Salary Threshold for Overtime Eligibility On Wednesday, August 30, 2023, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) unveiled a proposal to increase the minimum salary threshold for overtime eligibility under the Fair Labor...

HR News: New I-9 Form – What You Need to Know

Please take the time to review the recent changes to the I-9 Form. We have provided the following resources to familiarize yourself with the changes and ensure your organization's compliance with the updated requirements. Employers may adopt the new form immediately...

Newly Proposed Overtime Salary Threshold

The Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced a delay in the release of the proposed overtime salary threshold final rule. The Biden administration is seeking to revise the previous administration's rule, which set the minimum salary level for exemption at $35,568,...

Blue Stone… A new name to better say what we do.

Partnership is what has built the relationships that we now enjoy with all of the Tribes that we proudly serve. To this end, as we look back on one of the most challenging times in recent history, we ourselves have emerged with greater clarity about what we as the...

Blue Stone announces new name and renewed focus.

For the last several years we have been working hard helping Tribes strengthen sovereignty, economic vitality and community stability.  We see the most success however when we are treated as a partner, not a vendor. This small distinction became so apparent, we...

Blue Stone launches new website for Tribal Leaders.

In conjunction with our name change to Blue Stone Strategy Partners, we are making a significant change to our website. We aren't just publishing information about ourselves, we are creating a resource dedicated to helping you lead your Tribe. New resources to help...

Blue Stone’s new website — resources to help you thrive.

After months of work and feedback, we've completely rethought how we can make a better site for you. To that end, we have created the new Blue Stone website: a valuable resource to help Tribal leaders, communities, and economies thrive. Our new website is focusing on...

Upcoming 2021 funding deadlines in Indian Country

Tribal Tourism Grant Program – applications due August 13, 2021 Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program – applications due August 25, 2021 Tribal Broadband Connectivity Grant Program – applications due September 1, 2021 Indian Community Development Block...

$300 million for Indian Housing related activities

The recently passed CARES Act contains a variety of initiatives to assist Indian Country during this most difficult time. The bill includes a total of $300 million for Indian Housing-related activities. Specifically, the bill provides an additional $200 million to the...