22 Apr 2011

All CNMI government employees to be paid on time for Easter Week

3:09 pm on 22 April 2011

The Northern Marianas Lieutenant Governor Eloy S. Inos says there will be payroll for critical and non-critical government employees for Easter Week.

It's only about the third time this year that all employees received their payroll on time, with many employees getting their paychecks yesterday.

The Lieutenant Governor says revenues are still short, but the administration prioritised payroll this week and held off on other government obligations.

The government needs four million US dollars for each biweekly payroll.

Since June last year the government has delayed issuing paychecks for so-called non-critical employees at least a dozen times.

Holy Friday is an unpaid holiday under the budget law for the 2011 fiscal year.