GPA General Manager Reports on OT - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

GPA General Manager Reports on OT

by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Guam Power Authority General Manager Joaquin Flores spoke before the Consolidated Commission on Utilities Tuesday evening to address concerns that have been raised regarding the controls and management practices associated with personnel. Specifically, Flores delivered a report on GPA's overtime expenses as related to overall personnel expenses. Appearing before Commissioners, he said that although personnel expenses have been substantially below mandated CCU budget standards for three years, overtime has been higher than estimated in the past. Flores added however that OT was still below targeted budgets. "As a 24/7 utility, emergencies, weather events, equipment failures, and repairs will necessitate the use of overtime," Flores explained. He added that over the last few years overtime, in excess of what was budgeted, has created the impression that overtime was not being controlled. He said that was not the case and that unforeseen factors, major repairs on an aging system, and a conscientious effort to stay within personnel budget levels have required an increase in overtime.

Flores also told Commissioners that plans for improving overtime expenditures have been in place for some time and that they were now finally realizing the benefits. Those plans include new recruitment and promotions from within which he said are seeing gains.

  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • Three trials will be held for former GHURA board members

    Three trials will be held for former GHURA board members

    Three separate trials will be held for the former Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority board members charged with violating the Open Government Law. First to face a jury a jury of six are Cecile Suda, David Sablan, Roland Selvidge, and

    More >>

    Three separate trials will be held for the former Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority board members charged with violating the Open Government Law. First to face a jury a jury of six are Cecile Suda, David Sablan, Roland Selvidge, and

    More >>
  • Bill passed banning use of plastic carry-out bags

    Bill passed banning use of plastic carry-out bags

    Lawmakers have wrapped up this month's session, and passed a series of bills that include a measure to ban the use of plastic carry-out bags here. Sponsored by Senator Regine Biscoe-Lee, the ban would go into effect by January 1, 2021. Similar bans have a

    More >>

    Lawmakers have wrapped up this month's session, and passed a series of bills that include a measure to ban the use of plastic carry-out bags here. Sponsored by Senator Regine Biscoe-Lee, the ban would go into effect by January 1, 2021. Similar bans have a

    More >>
  • Emotional testimony at CLTC oversight hearing from land applicants

    Emotional testimony at CLTC oversight hearing from land applicants

    Emotional testimony during the first oversight hearing with the Chamorro Land Trust Commission Tuesday night. Many land applicants taking the time to express frustration over news of people jumping the line to get CLTC property. A Mr. Munoz, a 1995 applicMore >>
    Emotional testimony during the first oversight hearing with the Chamorro Land Trust Commission Tuesday night. Many land applicants taking the time to express frustration over news of people jumping the line to get CLTC property. A Mr. Munoz, a 1995 applicMore >>
Powered by Frankly