Governor re-appoints HR to Civil Service Commission

GOVERNOR Ralph D.L.G. Torres has re-appointed former Sen. Herman R. “HR” Deleon Guerrero to serve as  member of the Civil Service Commission representing the third senatorial district, Press Secretary Kevin Bautista said.

“This appointment requires the advice and consent of the Senate,” the governor stated in his letter to Senate President Arnold I. Palacios.

Herman R. “HR” Deleon Guerrero

If confirmed, Deleon Guerrero will serve a six-year term which will expire on Jan 9, 2024.

Torres said he and Lt. Gov. Victor Hocog are confident that Deleon Guerrero will continue to devote his time and effort in serving the commission.

In his letter to the Senate president, the governor asked for favorable action on the appointment.

The appointment letter was dated April 27, two days after Deleon Guerrero personally presented his letter to the governor’s office.

In this letter, Deleon Guerrero requested that the governor appoint someone to the commission, saying that “in spite of several communications with your office before and after January 2018 and our meeting in your office on March 22, when you stated that you would re-appoint me, to date there is no indication of the appointment.”

Deleon Guerrero’s term expired in Jan. 2018. Since then, he said the commission had not been able to meet due to the lack of a quorum and thus had failed to address vital issues, especially concerning employees.

Deleon Guerrero also asked the governor to restore  the commission’s budget which was reduced by half in fiscal year 2018. According to the government’s FY 2018 budget law,  $199,000 was allotted for the Civil Service Commission.

“We are trying to recoup that loss through a supplemental budget request but the possibility is dim,” he told the governor.

Source: Marianas Variety :

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