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Ak-Chin Indian Community Tribal Council decision covers employee payroll until May 14

The Ak-Chin Indian Community again approved funding to extend payroll and benefits for its employees for an additional two weeks, according to an announcement from HMA Public Relations on behalf of the Ak-Chin Indian Community. This extends employee pay and benefits through May 14.

“As we continue to monitor the situation regarding COVID-19 in order to re-open our enterprises, the Tribal Council has advised management at Harrah’s Ak-Chin, at UltraStar and our tribal administration to remain closed through May 14,” said Robert Miguel, chairman of the Ak-Chin Indian Community Council, in the press release. “As such, our Tribal Council has authorized another two weeks payroll funding for all employees at our enterprises.”

Nearly 1,500 employees work for the Ak-Chin Indian Community Enterprises, including staff at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, the UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle, and the Tribal government. 

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“Words cannot express how grateful we are to the Tribal Council for their generosity during this time,” said Robert Livingston, general manager of Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino in the announcement. “We have been evaluating our re-opening protocols and putting in place social distancing measures that will be deployed once we are open. To know our teams are taken care of financially for another two weeks is a tribute to the importance the Council places on all its tribal employees.”

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino and the UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle both closed to the public on March 19. Decisions announced by the Ak-Chin Indian Community Tribal Council have covered pay and benefits for employees throughout this closure.

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 Let’s all stay healthy and safe, and the teams at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle and the Tribal Government look forward to seeing everyone once the restrictions are lifted!

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Carolyn Sostrom is a long-time Arizona resident who loves desert sunsets, warm weather and zumba. As a writer, she’s covered technology, medical and travel topics.

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