Superintendent Jon Fernandez and GFT President Tim Fedenko sent a joint letter to Governor Eddie Calvo requesting his assistance in remitting the outstanding meritorious bonus and salary increment payments owed to DOE teachers and support staff.  Governor Calvo responded by first off expressing his gratitude to see the Department of Education and the Guam Federation of Teachers collaborating in a way that is beneficial to all DOE employees.  In addition, Governor Calvo stated in his letter, “I am pleased to inform you that the payment of retroactive increments and merit bonuses owed to DOE employees actually is listed next in our list of liabilities to pay down.  Upwards of $2 million, depending on reconciliations between the DOE business office and Department of Administration, will be released to DOE for these payments in May.”  View letter here