by Nick Delgado
Guam - During the confirmation hearing of appointees to the Civil Service Commission Board, Luis Baza was asked his opinion as to whether Chief of Police Paul Suba is eligible for hazardous pay. The chief believes he is entitled to the pay and is requesting that he be paid retroactive to the time he was sworn in as the head of the police department.
Senator Rory Respicio said, "I know Department of Administration ruled that he's not entitled, but he's still appealing that," to which Baza replied, "My prospective - he's not entitled, I'm not legal counsel, but I'm just going to tell you right now you're talking about the chief of police position."
Baza has been serving as the CSC's Board chair, he is also a former executive director of the commission. Meanwhile, as a result of the Chief's persistence in his entitlement to the hazardous pay, DOA sent the matter to the AG's Office for review.