Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Nena establishes Special Review Committee for ERP

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Service): May 5, 1998 President Jacob Nena has established a Special Review Committee in the National Government to coordinate the approval process for early retirement program (ERP) applicants, according to an April 29th communication to the Speaker of Congress, the Chief Justice of the FSM Supreme Court, the Department, Offices and Agency Heads.

Nena stated in his communication that the national government is experiencing complicated legal and administrative requirements as so many essential employees wanting to participate in the program.

The Special Review Committee (SRC) composed of Vice President Leo A. Falcam, Chairman and members include Edgar Isaac, Personnel Office; Klastine Lihpai, Budget Office and Nina Ecijima from the Department of Justice. Those represented on the SRC will review and screen ERP applications and determine eligibility, exact term of participation and identification of specific position being eliminated.

The SRC will review applications against established criteria; rejected applications will be returned with written explanation by Personnel reflecting the SRC review.

For planning purposes, Nena said, the SRC would remain in existence only for the period of the ERP program, through March 1999.

For further information on this release, please contact:

FSM Office of the President
Public Information: Press, Radio, Video
P.O Box 34
Palikir Station, Pohnpei, FM 96941
Tel.: (691) 320-2548/2092
Fax.: (691) 320-4356