American Samoa's governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga has issued a stern warning against any executive branch employee who manipulates time cards.
Lolo said any violator would be terminated immediately.
In a memo to his Cabinet directors, Lolo said deliberate alteration and manipulation of time cards to reflect erroneous working hours was very alarming because it was fraudulent.
He said the practice was to stop immediately and directors would be held personally accountable for such type of dishonest behaviour
His warning comes amid long-standing complaints from many executive branch employees that the practice had been ongoing for far too long.