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$400,000 paid to DOC for accrued OT

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - After falling behind in paying more than $1 million in employee deductions, the Government of Guam had hoped that with Gross Receipts Tax collections this week, those deductions would have been paid by today. Governor's deputy chief of staff Shawn Gumataotao says the deductions and the Department of Education's finances have taken priority. 

DOE had to use $4.9 million in federal money to make payroll last week, and Gumataotao said, "We are working to get DOE the money they need for payroll and their needs and we will continue to work on that its been a priority of ours over the last week and a half."

Gumataotao says fiscal policy meetings have been held for the past two days with DOA, Rev & Tax, BBMR and GEDA in preparations for meetings with the Calvo-Tenorio transition team.

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