CSC Finds Corrections Department Improperly Promoted Employees


The Department of Corrections has 10 days to respond to the Civil Service Commission’s findings.

Guam – The Civil Service Commission is giving the Department of Corrections 10 days to respond to their investigation that the department failed to follow certain policies when they promoted four employees last year.


CSC Director Tony Lamorena tells PNC that a DOC employee who applied for one of the positions but did not get it filed the complaint and asked CSC to look into the matter. Lamorena says the commission found that there were some discrepancies in their hiring practices.

For example some of the results of the interviewing committee were not filed or published. Some candidates applied for more than one position and therefore were privy to some of the interview questions as they were interviewed twice.

Therefore, a report states, the candidates had the advantage of ranking higher.

Lamorena tells PNC however, that the four employees who were promoted did meet the minimum qualifications for the promotion.

The next hearing is on May 28 at which point the commission will make a decision.