Members of the Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center and Guam Customs and Quarantine have been reaching out to GFT regarding their concerns with hazard pay and how the agency policies are not implemented according to Guam law. GFT representative, Daniel Del Priore, then met with the Department of Labor last year about inspecting and determining government positions and agencies entitled to hazard pay as was done in other agencies such as the Department of Corrections in the past. However, the Department of Labor Director, Sam Mabini, stated in the meeting that the position of the inspector has not been funded for years. This situation cuts back on what GovGuam pays in compensation to its employees, by not having someone perform the required inspections and determinations, and it wrongfully cheats those employees performing hazardous work from receiving fair and just compensations they are entitled to by law. GFT sent a letter to Speaker BJ Cruz urging the legislature to include a specific budget for the Department of Labor to fill this position and perform this important duty and responsibility. View letter here.

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