Governor announces differential pay policy for GovGuam employees working during Covid-19 emergency p

Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero on Sunday issued an executive order implementing a Covid- 19 response differential pay policy for government of Guam employees working during the public health emergency period.

“While we have directed most people to work from home, there are so many government employees who are tirelessly responding to the crisis behind the scenes or on the front lines, including nurses, social workers, technicians, public safety officers,” she said.

“Under this policy government of Guam employees will receive differential pay up to 25 percent of their regular wages depending on their risk of exposure to Covid 19.”

Executive Order 2020-08 classifies three categories for pay differences:

  • Category 1: 25 percent pay differential to essential employees in the course of their duties who are in direct contact or in close physical proximity to a population infected with Covid-19.

  • Category 2: 15 percent pay differential to essential employees in the course of their duties who may come in contact or close physical proximity to a population infected with Covid-19.

  • Category 1: 10 percent pay differential to essential employees whose positions do not allow them to telework and are mandated to perform their job duties at physical worksites in response to Covid-19.