Guam - By early November, the Department of Administration is expected to fully move into its new location at the International Trade Center in Tamuning. DOA director Benita Manglona says staff are already packing boxes and moving furniture from its location in Hagatna while trying to minimize disruption as much as possible.
"DOA has been here in this building for over 30 years and everyone can see that this facility is just a big eye sore in Agana - it's leaking, it's dilapidated, the bathrooms aren't working properly and it's just gross," she said.
She says the Treasurer of Guam will be located on the first floor of the ITC Building directly across the Guam Police Department's Records & ID Section with the Director's Office, Human Resources and Payroll on the 2nd Floor and the Division of Accounts on the 7th Floor. She says the recent heavy rains made it even more critical to move immediately adding mold has formed causing some staff to become sick and file for worker's compensation.
Department of Education superintendent Jon Fernandez meanwhile says DOE has been working with GEDA to finalize a lease to move into the CoreTech facility in Tiyan. He says that lease is still under review by the Attorney General's Office.