DOC officers to receive overtime Friday

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The lack of guards at the facility has been a major issue for the staff at the prison. (PNC file photo)

Adelup will be releasing overtime payments to Department of Corrections employees tomorrow.

These payments will cover payroll periods from October 12th to November 9th, bringing overtime current at the Corrections facility.

“This is just one of the many steps we are taking to actively resolve the concerns I heard from DOC employees,” Governor Lou Leon Guerrero said in a news release. “My personal report to DOC staff and management is being finalized and I look forward to releasing it early next week.”

A total of 166 payments will be made equaling $273,000.

“When Josh and I assumed office, DOC’s staff and officers were owed months of overtime and its ranks were shrinking. Now, OT is current and we are fast-tracking the largest recruitment of DOC officers in recent history,” the governor said.

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