27 May 2008

CNMI's CPA employees face pay cut

7:12 am on 27 May 2008

Employees at the Commonwealth Ports Authority are facing a 10-percent salary cut next month as the agency strives to reduce costs to meet its debt requirements.

The acting director said personnel will work 72 hours every two-week period from June 22.

The ports authority has also suspended all hiring, overtime payment, pay hikes, promotions, and any reclassification requiring additional costs.

The agency has also banned travel outside of the Commonwealth, except for trips fully paid for by the Federal Aviation Administration.

The CPA hopes to reduce operating expenses, by 10 percent.