22 Mar 2005

American Samoa governor warns directors to file performance reports on time

9:14 am on 22 March 2005

The Governor of American Samoa, Togiola Tulafono, has told directors of government departments that failing to hand in quarterly performance reports for their departments will get them into trouble.

According to cabinet members the governor warned that if they don't produce their reports 30 days after the quarter ends he will withhold their pay and disapprove all travel requests until they submit the reports.

The governor told the cabinet not to be alarmed by recent FBI investigations into tax.

He advised directors that if they weren't sure about anything the federal agents needed then they should contact the Attorney General's Office.

The abuse of government vehicles was also raised by the governor.

He says the after-hours policy for the use of government vehicles will be strictly enforced and he expects directors to stick to it.