Senator Taijeron Implores DOA to Prioritize Payment of $1.3 M to DOC


Guam – Senator Mana Silva Taijeron has written to the Department of Administration imploring them to “immediately prioritize” the payment of $1.3 million in prior year obligations for overtime to DOC corrections officers.

In her letter, the Senator points out that the Legislature passed P.L. 31-74 this past June appropriating $1,685,835 for prior year obligations at DOC, but just $300-thousand of that has been issued by DOA to DOC.

Read Senator Silva-Taijeron’s letter to DOA Director Manglona

While acknowledging the financial condition of GovGuam and the need to pay tax refunds and COLA, Silva-Taijeron notes that the payment authorized in P.L. 31 may not roll-over next year and she implores DOA Director Benita Manglona “to immediately prioritize this payment, which is authorized by law.”