by Nick Delgado
Guam - Senator Adolpho Palacios sent a letter to BBMR, offering his help to find a way to ensure civilian employees at the Guam Police Department get paid their overtime. BBMR Director Bertha Duenas said the pay was not authorized in the Guam Police Department's overtime plan and although it was promised to employees by the chief, she would not authorize the OT.
The Democrat lawmaker, who chairs the Legislative Committee on Public Safety, says the civilian staff should not become innocent victims of the ongoing conflict. Police Spokesperson John Edwards told KUAM News, "The chief's response is that he congratulates the senator on his efforts for getting the civilians paid and that he is glad that they finally do agree upon something."
According to Palacios, the overtime owed to civilian employees is roughly $21,000.