FORT HALL — Because of the federal government shutdown, the Fort Hall Agency Bureau of Indian Affairs office and the Office of Special Trustee is closed until further notice.
Fort Hall Agency Superintendent Randy Thompson said the local agency understands the inconvenience and hopes it will be resolved soon.
The Northwest Region has one superintendent on duty – David Shaw, Yakama Agency superintendent at 509-865-6356 but in case of emergency contact Thompson at 208-241-3328.
The OST Trust Beneficiary Call Center is open Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the number is 1-888-678-6836.
IIM account holders who have their IIM accounts on voluntary hold (the money stays in the accounts until it is requested) can call the Call Center to request the funds be sent to them. In addition, IIM account holders needing to update addresses or make other changes to their accounts can also use the Call Center.
Because of reduced staffing at the Call Center there may be a delay in processing account updates. Callers need to be patient and stay on the line until the call is picked up.