Democrat Senators “Recognize” Governor’s Decision to Pay Part of OT Owed to DOC Employees

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Guam -Senator Rory Respicio’s office has issued a release stating that Senators Respicio, Pangelinan and Palacios “recognized the governor for his prompt response to senators’ request to pay the past due overtime owed” to DOC officer.

The 3 Senators sent a joint letter on behalf of the the Legislature’s Democratic Senators “urging” the Governor to “immediately prioritize” payment of overtime owed to Guam corrections officers and “reminding’ the governor that the payment is “mandated by law.”

Senator Mana Silva Taijeron also sent a letter which the Governor acknowledged in his decision Tuesday to order payment of $100-thousand of the $1.3 million in overtime owed. The Governor did not “recognize” the letter from the democrats.

The Senators say they sent another letter to the Governor Tuesday urging him to pay the rest of the outstanding overtime owed to DOC and other GovGuam employees.

READ the letter to the Governor

The release from Seantor Respicio’s office states:  “We hope that your directions to DOA also include overtime payments to all other workers in the Government of Guam who have been authorized to put in long hours beyond that which is required under the law. Payment for authorized overtime hours are rightfully earned and should rightfully be paid.”

READ the release in FULL below:

Democrat Senators Recognize Governor for Action on OT Pay for DOC Officers

Senators Rory J. Respicio, vicente c. “ben” pangelinan, and Adolpho B. Palacios, Sr. recognized the governor for his prompt response to senators’ requests to pay the past due overtime owed to the Department of Corrections officers.

The three senators issued a joint letter to the governor last week, and Senator Mana Silva Taijeron wrote separately, urging him to prioritize this issue and pay the past due overtime.

Today, Governor Calvo ordered the Department of Administration to do just that.

The senators sent another letter to the governor this afternoon, recognizing his actions and urging him to release outstanding overtime payments owed to all Government of Guam employees.

“We hope that your directions to DOA also include overtime payments to all other workers in the Government of Guam who have been authorized to put in long hours beyond that which is required under the law,” the senators said. “Payment for authorized overtime hours are rightfully earned and should rightfully be paid.”