Senator Joanne Brown, who previously served as a general manager at the Port Authority of Guam, has welcomed the report of the Office of Public Accountability stating that the port overpaid one of its reinstated workers.
Brown said she’s glad that the audit report was conducted and that it is important for the public to know there is a lot of controversy in the reinstatement of the so-called Port 7.
“I think they need to address the process. The board pretty much makes these decisions without the formal information being provided to them. And I hope that they take proper action,” Brown said.
For his part, current port GM Rory Respicio said the management team acted under the advice and guidance of the Port’s in-house counsel in the development of the settlement templates. Thus, they maintain their disagreement with the OPA’s findings.