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Office location
OBI is back at Staff Development and Training Center, Window Rock, AZ
OBI will continue to conduct professional background investigations and adjudication services. To obtain a background check, individuals are advised to contact OBI and schedule an Intake Appointment.

 

If you need a Criminal Traffic History Record for housing, school, dormitory, etc.
Please contact the Information Management Section (IMS) at the Window Rock Police Department at (928) 729-4450. Click here to access a Criminal Traffic History Record (CTHR) Form. 
Effective Monday, June 13, 2022, IMS has moved to the Tse Hoo Tsooi Primary Learning Center in Ft. Defiance, AZ (West of the hospital). Please check their website routinely for additional information or updates.

 

Navajo Nation Office of Background Investigations

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The Office of Background Investigations (OBI) strives to ensure that Navajo Nation employees are provided a work environment that minimizes risk to the health and safety of its employees, volunteers, interns, program participants, and to protect the Navajo Nation's funds, properties, and other assets. 

Vision

To provide a one-stop background check service for all Navajo Nation employees who occupy a sensitive position and for those individuals that require service. Naalnish naalkaah bił haz'á


Mission

To conduct professional background investigation and adjudication services to determine an individual's suitability for employment on the Navajo Nation.

POLICIES

All background investigations and adjudications are conducted in accordance to the Navajo Nation Personnel Policies Manual Section IV. K.,
see below.

Navajo Nation Personnel Policies Manual
Section IV. K. Background Check and Adjudication for Sensitive Positions

These policies apply to all employees who are regular status, seasonal, at-will, or temporary, applicants, volunteers, interns, and to employees who are assigned (i.e., transfer, promotion or position reclassification) to a sensitive position.

 

Sensitive positions are those positions with the following job responsibilities:

  1. providing child care in a child care facility, or providing for the health, safety and welfare of a child, particularly where responsibility involves direct repetitive contact with a child or unsupervised access to children;
  2. providing patient care or providing for the health, safety and welfare of adults and elders;
  3. having responsibility for money, receipts and/or disbursement of negotiable instruments, e.g., money, checks and property disbursements;
  4. having responsibility for credit data, credit account records or credit transactions;
  5. carrying and using firearms;
  6. having responsibility for the safety and security of Navajo Nation property;
  7. having routine access to security control and key systems;
  8. having responsibility for controlled substances or toxic, radioactive or other hazardous materials;
  9. having responsibility for confidential information or sensitive data protected by federal, state, or Navajo Nation law.

 

Additional federal regulations and requirements may be applicable dependent upon a program's funding source.

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