MEMORANDUM – Governor Torres grants administrative leave for all non-critical Commonwealth employees at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, June 17, 2022

DATE: June 16, 2022

TO: All Department and Activity Heads

FROM: Governor

SUBJECT: Administrative Leave at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, June 17, 2022

The CNMI is proud to host the 2022 Northern Marianas Pacific Mini Games (NMPMG). As we come together to finalize preparations, welcome athletes to the Marianas, and begin the 2022 Northern Marianas Pacific Mini Games, I am hereby authorizing all non-critical employees of the Commonwealth’s departments and agencies to take Administrative Leave at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, June 17, 2022.

The CNMI has truly shown its perseverance by rising up to the challenge to host the NMPMG despite setbacks caused by the super typhoons we have faced, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic. These games, especially in these times, represent the best of humanity and our need to come together, to cheer each other on, to strive to do our best, to test the limits of our abilities, and break down barriers.

Over the past year, CNMI Government departments and agencies, in partnership with the NMPMG Organizing Committee, have and continue to play their part in preparation to host these Games. From ensuring that we showcase our incredible hospitality and beautiful cultures to carrying out the many tasks associated with holding the sporting events and attending to the needs associated with the athletes, officials, and activities, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continuous hard work and dedication to making sure that the first Pacific Mini Games that the CNMI has ever hosted will be a success!

Sincerely,

/s/

RALPH DLG. TORRES

Governor

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CNMI Office of the Governor
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