Guam – The Department of Administration this afternoon [Wednesday] finally released to the Department of Corrections sufficient funds to pay overtime to DOC employees for 3 pay periods in fiscal year 2011.
According to a release from Acting DOC Director Antone Aguon , corrections officers “can now enjoy spending some of their hard-earned money during this holiday season. Overtime was paid out today with the amount reaching $400,000. This payment was made possible with the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) federal grant.”
Acting Director Aguon further states:
On another positive note, since the implementation of the 8-hour shift at Adult Correctional Facility (ACF) on November 7, 2010, the overtime has drastically decreased. The beginning of Fiscal Year 2011, the overtime was at $98,000 a pay period. As of pay period ending December 04, 2010, the overtime decreased to $55,000. One of factors that lead to the decrease in overtime was by examining operations and reassigning personnel as needed. With the Governor signing into law Bill No. 467-30 which is now Public Law 30-215 on December 13, 2010, it is anticipated that the overtime will decrease by approximately an additional 900 hours bi-weekly.
I would like to thank my Administrative Assistant Melva Limo, the staff of BBMR and DOA for all their efforts. Without their dedication and commitment, today’s payment would not have been possible. In addition, I would like to thank the officers and their family for being patient and understanding.
I will continue to work with BBMR and DOA to see how we can address the remaining overtime for fiscal year 2010.