Retirement Fund Suing GovGuam Because GMHA Has Not Been Paying in Required Benefits

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Guam – The Guam Retirement Fund is taking GovGuam to court because GMH has failed to pay in the required benefits for hospital employees and retirees.

According to retirement fund officials, a writ of mandate was filed in Superior Court on November 12. At that time, GovGuam was behind $2.6 million dollars in paying benefits to GMH employees and retirees. Chairman Joe T. San Agustin adds that number has risen to nearly $3.4 million, which represents 5 pay periods since August.

By the end of this month, the retirement fund could be owed up to $5 million dollars.

A retirement fund employee, who wished to remain unidentified, says the agency gave GovGuam several notices on the matter. However, no action was taken and they are now forced to go through the legal process.

As of news time, the Governor’s Office didn’t comment on the retirement fund situation and neither could GMH spokesman Connor Murphy. He deferred comments to the hospital’s legal counsel.