Guam – Senator Ben Pangelinan says the office of the attorney provided guidance to Governor Felix Camacho on using an executive order to implement the hay study recommendations which would be consistent with the law.
The pay adjustments will affect more than 5,000 classified government employees and will be retroactive to October 1, 2010. Pangelinan says the Guam 30th Legislature included the Hay Study in their current budget, but he adds they are now facing unbudgeted items that the governor has obligated to Gov Guam.
Pangelinan says, “We have a problem with the ammended permanent injunction in mental health that would obligate us with another 12 million dollars in this coming fiscal year that we have to set aside in cash to support the filing of the federal management team. in addition the health insurance issue will be a short fall of an additional 17 million dollars.”
Pangelinan hopes that the governor has a vision that he can do the hay study and the government can meet these obligations that he has already committed to Gov Guam. Senator and Lieutenant Governor Elect Ray Tenorio added if we don’t have the cash in the bank we would prefer to to put the hay study on hold.