MINUTES
April 25, 2019

 

I. PRELIMINARIES:

A. Call to Order

Chairman Juan Sablan called the meeting to order at 10:05 am on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library (Technology Room) in Susupe, Saipan. He welcomed everyone present for the meeting.

B. Roll Call

Commissioners present at the meeting were: Juan M. Sablan, (Chairman), Ramon M. Dela Cruz (Secretary) and Alvaro A. Santos (Treasurer). Commissioners Joseph C. Reyes (Vice Chairman) and Diego M. Songao (Public Affairs/Media Relations) were out of the CNMI and not present for the meeting. The Chairman excused Vice Chair Reyes and Commissioner Songao.

C. Adoption of Agenda

Commissioner Dela Cruz asked that the agenda be amended per the Executive Director's request. The amendment would switch New Business to Item V. and Old Business to item VI. The Director added that he would Like to provide his report before the Old Business is entertained as his report is lengthy and will include the rearrangement of discussion on some items including the launching of the CCC Website.

Commissioner Dela Cruz made a motion to adopt the agenda as amended, seconded by Commissioner Santos. The motion was put to a vote and unanimously approved.

D. Adoption of Minutes: March 28, 2019

Commissioner Santos asked for the statuses of certain items mentioned in the March 28, 2019 minutes. He started by asking Counsel Ernest for an update on the CCC's Personnel Regulations. Counsel Ernest replied that the emergency personnel regulations were adopted, are promulgated and are currently in effect. He noted that the said regulations have already been used by the Commission as a basis for actions in recent employment decisions. He announced that the second set of regulations were also published for public comments for a period of 30 days. He explained that once the comment period is over, the Commission can then act on permanently adopting the regulations.