Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Nena Requested Congress to Increase Ceiling

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Service): November 20, 1997 - President Jacob Nena, on November 6, 1997, transmitted to Congress Speaker Jack Fritz for action a proposed amendment to the 1998 National Government Budget Act.

The proposed amendment seeks to facilitate part-time into employment ceiling for Postal Services in order that such employees may participate in the Early Retirement Program if they are inclined. At present, National Government permanent part-time employees are not included in the employment ceiling.

There would not be a mechanism to maintain future budgetary and administrative control over such abolished positions if a request for additional slots are made in the future, Nena concluded.

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