CUC aims to submit status report on vacant positions this week


The Commonwealth Utilities Corp. is aiming to turn in a report on how they will fill vacant senior management positions to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by this week, according to executive director Alan Fletcher yesterday.

Earlier this month, EPA wrote to CUC requiring that they submit within 30 days a report on how it will fill its soon vacant executive director position, among other critical senior positions left vacant for years.

Fletcher is expected to leave his position from CUC before the end of the month.

When he does leave, CUC will have vacancies in four of the eight senior management positions required under Stipulated Order No. 1—the executive director, deputy executive director, division manager for drinking water and wastewater, and the technical manager for oil.

“As you know, these positions—and the important qualifications for these positions—were included in the Stipulated Order to reverse longstanding compliance and public health issues at CUC stemming in great part from the lack of qualified management operating the public utility,” the EPA wrote.

“The loss of qualified senior managers in half of the key positions is alarming,” EPA said.

Dennis B. Chan | Reporter
Dennis Chan covers education, environment, utilities, and air and seaport issues in the CNMI. He graduated with a degree in English Literature from the University of Guam. Contact him at

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