OPA Releases Audit of Pay Adjustments for Adelup Staffers

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In summary, GovGuam paid out $887,583 for salaries and benefits to 106 Governor’s Office employees.

Guam – The Office of Public Accountability today released the audit on pay adjustments for Adelup staffers.

The report states that while the December 2015 one-time pay adjustments for the 68 employees were applied as repayment for the December 2014 retroactive pay adjustments, these employees did not repay with personal funds. Also stated in the report, the 38 employees who left the Governor’s Office will have to repay with their personal funds.

In summary, GovGuam paid out $887,583 for salaries and benefits to 106 Governor’s Office employees. The AG is in the process of selecting a Special Prosecutor to review these pay adjustments. The OPA made three recommendations, one of which was to establish and implement control measures to prevent errors in processing pay adjustments. According to the Governor’s Spokesperson Oyaol Ngirairikl, they are reviewing the audit. Meanwhile, she explains that DOA has started working on the recommendations provided by the OPA, to include reaching out to the Government of Guam Retirement Fund.