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Another fired Port staffer goes before CSC

by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Former Port Authority of Guam employee Leonora Leon Guerrero appeared before the Civil Service Commission last night for her alleged role in the port controversy. She was terminated for allegedly altering workman's compensation forms related to former marketing administrator Bernadette Stern Meno's injury.  

The focus of last night's hearing was Leon Guerrero's motion to dismiss the adverse action because management is alleged to have violated the 60-day rule. Attorney Leevin Camacho, representing Leon Guerrero, said, "The basis of our motion is that they knew or should have known about it. In September 2011 and at the latest November 1 of 2012."

Attorney Jonathan Bell, who represents the Port, said, "Management did not receive any evidence implicating Ms. Leon Guerrero in particular until January 18, 2013."

Commissioner Lou Hong-Yee felt best to proceed on the merits, saying, "I'm not clear in my mind what really happened. I mean, the forms are different WCC got this form that is different from what is being seen by management and I don't even know what was seen by management is the form that was actually seen by Roberto. I have this question in my mind and I think the only way these questions can be answered is if we go to the merits. So I'm not convinced that the 60 days was violated."

Commissioners voted unanimously in favor of management to proceed to hear the merits of the case.

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