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THE fiscal year 2021 budget bill includes salary cuts for cabinet members and other executive branch officials.

Speaker Blas Jonathan Attao and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Ivan Blanco separately said House Bill 21-124, which proposes to appropriate $82.6 million for FY 2021, will be introduced on Thursday and placed on the bill calendar for action.

FY 2021 begins on Oct. 1, 2020.

Aside from the suspension of statutorily earmarked funds, the budget proposal will revert the appointed officials’ annual salaries to the amount provided in Public Law 7-31, and reduce the amount by 20%.

Section 604 of the budget bill states: “The salaries for the following appointed officials shall revert back to the salaries or its equivalent, prescribed in Public Law 7-31, less 20%, if applicable, based on the governor’s revised allocation for FY 2021 as set forth in the attached Schedule B. Furthermore, no employee shall receive a retroactive salary adjustment.”

The annual salary of the special assistant for management and budget, which is $70,000, will revert to $48,000 then reduced to $38,400.

From $70,000 as provided in P.L. 18-72, the salary of the Finance secretary will revert to $54,000 as provided in P.L. 7-31 then reduced to $43,200.

The salary of  the special assistant for homeland security and emergency management will be reduced from $60,000 to $38,400; the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs secretary, from $54,000 to $38,400; the Department of Commerce secretary, from $54,000 to $38,400; the Department of Public Works secretary, from $54,000 to $38,400; the Department of Public Safety commissioner, from $54,000 to $43,000; the Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services commissioner, from $54,000 to $43,000; the Department of Lands and Natural Resources secretary, from $48,000 to $38,400; the Department of Labor secretary, from $48,000 to $38,000, the Department of Corrections commissioner, from $54,000 to $43,000; and the special assistant for communications/protocol or press secretary, from $43,200 to $34,560.

Also getting pay cuts in the proposed budget are the special assistant for youth affairs, from $43,200 to $34,560; the Office of Planning and Development director, from $48,000 to $38,400; the Carolinian Affairs Office executive assistant, from $48,000 to $38,400; the resident director for the Indigenous Affairs Office, from $43,200 to $34,560; the special assistant for the Women’s Affairs Office, from $43,200 to $34,560; and the special assistant for administration, from $54,000 to $38,400.

Resident directors on Tinian and Rota will also get pay cuts:

The salary of the Rota resident director for Finance will be reduced from $45,000 to $28,800; Rota resident director for Sports and Recreation, from $45,000 to $28,800; Rota resident director for Labor, from $45,000 to $28,800; Rota resident director for Commerce, from $45,000 to $28,800; Rota resident director for police, from $45,000 to $28,800; Rota resident director for Fire and Emergency Medical Services, from $45,000 to $28,800; Rota resident director for Agriculture, from $45,000 to $28,000; and Rota resident director for Public Works, from $45,000 to $28,800.

On Tinian, the salary of the resident director for Finance will be reduced from $45,000 to $28,800; the resident director for Sports & Recreation, from $45,000 to $28,800; the resident director for  Labor, from $45,000 to $28,800; the resident director for Commerce from $45,000 to $28,800; the resident director for police, from $45,000 to $28,800; the resident director for Fire and Emergency Medical Services from $45,000 to $28,800; the resident director for Agriculture, from $45,000 to $28,800; and the resident director for Public Works, from $45,000 to $28,800.

 

 

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