Guam – The Calvo Admnistration is disputing remarks made by Guam Education Board member Francis Santos who told the K-57 Breakfast Show this morning that Guam DOE is close to payless paydays and that DOE must stop the illegal practice of remitting paying only net pay.
The Administration’s Communications Director, Troy Torres issued a statement saying that “the administration does not remit only net payroll.”
Torres emphasized that the Administration has been paying “DOE, and every agency’s gross payroll.”
He said that “one payment is made on Friday, and the obligations for vendor payables are made by the following Monday or Tuesday.” Torres said “that is well within the period for paying gross payroll.”
“We are deeply disturbed by the statements made this morning,” said Torres, “considering that the allegation is that we’re doing something illegal. None of that is true”, said Torres.
READ the statement from Administration Spokesman Troy Torres below:
The administration does not remit only net payroll. We pay DOE and every agency’s gross payroll. One payment is made on Friday, and the obligations for vendor payables are made by the following Monday or Tuesday. This is well within the period for paying gross payroll. It is a normal process of cash flow.
We are deeply disturbed by the statements made this morning, considering that the allegation is that we’re doing something illegal. None of that is true.
We also must defend the Superintendent, who has worked graciously with us to address the $9M shortfall in the TEFF that caused the decline of allotments in FY2013. Notwithstanding that the shortfall occurred because Sen. Pangelinan sabotaged the resources for the systems needed for the property revaluation, our fiscal team works closely with Jon to ensure his operational needs are met, and will be met through this fiscal year (taking into account the $9M shortfall in FY13, which tumbles over into this year).