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Want to get to know members of the only federally recognized Tribe in the State of Mississippi? Want to learn more about the rich cultural heritage of the Choctaw People? Want to be employed by one of Mississippi’s largest private employers?

Employment with the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians can be extremely rewarding. Come work with the most dedicated and skilled workforce in east central Mississippi!

Human Resources

The primary purpose of Human Resources (HR) is to provide an efficient personnel management system within the Choctaw Tribal Government. HR will provide technical service to the Tribal Government in employment, recruiting, promotions, testing, hiring, job design, record keeping, and other personnel areas.


Interested in working for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians? Jobs are announced for a minimum of seven days and a maximum of forty-five days with the approval of the Tribal Chief. Any job announcement which contains “until filled” after the closing date may remain actively open until a selection is made – or no longer than six months from the opening date of the announcement. All job announcements are distributed to current Tribal Government employees via Tribal email, posted on Tribal website, and via the Tribe’s Facebook page.

Risk Management

Employment with the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has many benefits. We are proud to offer our Tribal Government employees the benefits outlined in this section. The Office of Risk Management is here to assist employees with employment benefits including insurance and retirement. The office is located at the Choctaw Tech Parc building C.


The Department of Finance & Accounting (DFA) for the Tribal Government has the fundamental role of assisting with financial decisions for internal and external affairs. The DFA is responsible for obtaining and handling any monies on behalf of the Tribal Government. Besides the traditional roles of handling payroll, income and expenses (bookkeeping), tax information, the DAF’s responsibilities include Distribution, Grants Management, Risk Management, and Procurement.

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The Tribal Government works on a two-week pay period and payroll goes out the Thursday of week two for the previous pay period. Upon employment with the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians employees fill out payroll forms. However, it is encouraged employees keep this form up to date, such as address changes, marital status, and/or dependent changes.

You can pick up a form from Finance window at Tribal Office.


Tribal Distribution occurs bi-annually with the passing of a resolution by the Choctaw Tribal Council, typically in July and December. Distribution payments are provided to every MBCI Tribal member; however, it is not required by anyone to accept these payments. Tribal Distributions payment or in-kind goods or services received in lieu of a distribution payment is considered by the IRS as personal (taxable) income and must be reported on yearly tax returns.

Tribal distribution checks are mailed or direct deposited. It is highly recommended that every member has their payments direct deposited into their personal bank account. However, if you have your check mailed, please ensure your mailing address is correct with the Distribution Office.

Distribution packets can be found here.

Important Deadlines

Important Notes

  1. The Tribe will issue a separate payment for each enrolled member, regardless of age.
  2. The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is not requiring anyone to accept this payment, nor is the Tribe entering into a contract to make the payment or guarantee the payment.
  3. It is the intention of the Tribal council that payments for minor children and dependents be spent on them, or the family as a whole, and that their needs not be neglected.
  4. Individuals wishing to have income tax taken out fo their payment must fill out a Voluntary Withholding Form (Form W-4V) and return to the Office of Tribal Distribution.
  5. The IRS considers per capita payments distribution or in-kind goods or services received in lieu of a distribution payment to be personal income. Recipients should remember to report these payments on their income tax return (Form 1040) when they file their income taxes for the calendar year in which they receive the payment. A 1099 Tax Form will be issued.
  6. These payments may also affect the eligibility of persons and families for certain federal programs, including, but not limited to: food stamps; Supplemental Security income (SSI); General Assistance; Head Start; Women, Infant & Children (WIC); Low-Income Energy; among other programs. It is the recipient’s responsibility to check with the administering agency of that program to see what effect the payment may have on eligibility or amounts of assistance.
  7. If a destruction payment is returned or otherwise not claimed, it shall be retained by the issuer for six (6) months after the date it was originally mailed. After that date, it shall be turned over to the Secretary-Treasurer for disbursement into the general revenue fun of the Tribe.

In order for the Office of Tribal Distribution to authorize the re-issuance of a payment that was lost, stolen, or not received, a notarized affidavit must be completed and returned to the Distribution Manager within 30 calendar days of the distribution date. The affidavit may be picked up from the Office of Tribal Distribution or they may be mailed.

If you have questions beyond what you see here or in the Distribution packet, please contact the distribution office. For general questions or to submit forms, please send an email to distribution@choctaw.org.

Office of Tribal Distribution
P.O. Box 6090
Choctaw, MS 39350
Phone: (601) 650-1505
Fax: (601) 663-7512

Public Information

The Office of Public Information (OPI) consists of three offices: Public Information, Choctaw Video and Communications. OPI is now located at the old museum building. Below are some examples of what the three offices do on a day-to-day basis:


  • Press Releases
  • Event Management: Groundbreakings, Ribbon Cuttings & some Tribal Events
  • On-Site Media Management: Media Interviews, Set-up of Interviews & Photo Shoots
  • Logo & Photography Management
  • Photography: News Stories, Tribal, Schools and/or Program events
  • Creation of Promotional Materials
  • Print Production
  • Tribal Tours
  • Choctaw Indian Princess schedule
  • Video Requests: Tribal, School or Program events and outside paid jobs
  • DVD Orders & Production
  • Funeral Programs
  • Graphic Design Work

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