Acting Governor Roach Says Payroll Issue Resolved

Lt. Gov.-elect Tregenza Roach. (File photo by Barry Leerman for the V.I. Legislature)
Lt. Gov.Tregenza Roach. (File photo by Barry Leerman for the V.I. Legislature)

Today, Nov. 8, Acting Governor Tregenza A. Roach Esq. extended his apologies to a number of employees who were not paid by regular direct deposit on Thursday, Nov. 7. He added, however, that all affected employees will receive their payroll payment via paper check no later than the end of the workday today.

Upon checking with Finance Commissioner Kirk Callwood, Roach said he was informed that in meeting certain federal grant requirements for repayment of payroll expenses to the Government of the Virgin Islands, and in meeting certain grant obligations, some employees could not be paid by direct deposit.

The affected agencies were the Department of Education, Department of Planning and Natural Resources, Department of Health, Department of Labor, Department of Human Services, Virgin Islands Police Department and the Office of the Adjutant General, which all have several federal grants.

Roach said that he does not anticipate that there will be any effect on future payroll payments.

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