Catholic Social Services ends GovGuam contract due to untimely payments

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Guam – The Department of Public Health and Social Services says services for their adult day care, case management and in-home services will not be disrupted despite an announcement by the Catholic Social Services that it will not be renewing its contract with Public Health.

Catholic Social Services announced this week that effective March 31, it will no longer be the private contractor for the three programs. The decision was made because of inadequate funding and untimely payments by the government. CSS is also concerned about GovGuam’s dire fiscal situation because of the Trump tax cuts.

However, Public Health acting director Leo Casil says services for the three programs will not be interrupted as they have identified an interim vendor to take over. Casil also says that the interim vendor has agreed to absorb the employees who were employed by CSS.

The RFP for the in-house services is expected to be announced this week while the RFP for the adult day care and case management programs will be announced at a later time.

Casil clarified that the payments to the vendor do not come directly from DPHSS. The invoices are submitted by Public Health to the Department of Administration which is the agency who cuts the check to the vendor.

You can read the release from CSS here.