Fitial OKs over-the-cap salary of 2 AAGs

Before leaving for a two-week official trip to Washington, D.C. Gov. Benigno R. Fitial certified the over-the-cap salaries of two assistant attorneys general.

The governor granted his approval on July 9 to allow assistant attorneys general Rebecca J. Wrightson and Margo Brown to receive an annual salary of $52,000, which is above the $50,000 per annum salary cap.

The Salary Amendment Act of 1992 sets the salary ceiling for government employees at $50,000. However, the law gives the governor the authority to waive the ceiling, and submit a certification to the Legislature.

The governor is also mandated to advise the Civil Service Commission of any move to grant over-the-cap salaries.

Last month, Fitial also certified the over-the-cap salaries of four Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. doctors, each receiving anywhere between $130,000 and $200,000 per annum.

By Haidee V. Eugenio

Haidee V. Eugenio | Reporter
Haidee V. Eugenio has covered politics, immigration, business and a host of other news beats as a longtime journalist in the CNMI, and is a recipient of professional awards and commendations, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s environmental achievement award for her environmental reporting. She is a graduate of the University of the Philippines Diliman.

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