OPA: Housing executives received two pay hikes within a year


The two top officials of the Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority have received two salary adjustments within a year since they assumed their posts in January 2019, according to the Office of Public Accountability.

According to OPA's audit released today, Executive Director Ray Topasna and Deputy Director Elizabeth Napoli received pay adjustments in December 2019 that increased their salaries to $153,479 and $106,985, respectively. These pay adjustments, which were ratified through a board resolution, were retroactive to July 2019.

Both officials had previously received salary increases in the same year. In February 2019, Napoli received a pay adjustment to correct her salary to $100,930, while Topasna's salary went up to $144,792 in October 2019 due to the restoration of FY 2019 salary increments to eligible employees, according to OPA.

The newly released reported contained an audit of GHURA's unclassified employees’ pay raises and bonuses.