Guam - The Civil Service Commission was given the green light to
conduct an investigation on behalf of Teresita Leon Guerrero and 20 other University
of Guam employees who believe they are entitled to the merit bonus. The employees are among many others in
autonomous agencies and the Department of Education who have not been paid the
bonuses while line agency employees who were owed over the last two decades
UOG senior vice president for academic and student affairs Helen Whippy
told commissioners the meritorious bonus employees are deserving of the
additional pay. "The University of Guam continues its process of ensuring
that meritorious bonuses are paid to our meritorious employees. There are still
issues concerning previous employees and how and where fund are being
identified. Accordingly we - UOG and I - will commit to identifying funds and
paying active employees funds owed as we determined based on our research this
fiscal year," Whippy explained.
The commission approved a motion to have CSC staff conduct an
investigation to verify whether the 21 employees are, in fact, eligible.