Press Releases

New hours of operation for PUA/FPUC program

The CNMI Department of Labor (CNMI DOL) announce that starting Monday, July 27, 2020, the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Program will be open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, at Building #1334 in Capitol Hill, Saipan.

CNMI DOL releases more than $3.5 million in unemployment benefits

The CNMI Department of Labor (CNMI DOL) announced on Thursday that $3,530,191 in Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) have been disbursed to eligible and approved claimants, as of Wednesday, July 22, 2020.

CNMI approved for $2.5 million to strengthen CHCC medical capacity in response to COVID-19 pandemic

Governor Ralph DLG. Torres, Lt. Governor Arnold I. Palacios, and Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation (CHCC) Chief Executive Officer Esther L. Muña, through the Office of Grants Management (OGM), announce that the US Department of Interior (DOI) Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) has approved the drawdown of $2,518,897 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to expand and strengthen medical capacity at CHCC and quarantine sites as part of the CNMI’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CNMI Department of Labor clarifies PSS earnings reporting method

The CNMI Department of Labor (CNMI DOL) would like to clarify circulating information regarding the method to which certain Public School System (PSS) employees report earnings for their Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) claims.

CNMI DOL receives clarification on PSS staff eligibility for PUA

The CNMI Department of Labor (CNMI DOL) received clarification from the U.S. Department of Labor – Employment and Training Administration (USDOL-ETA) on Thursday regarding the eligibility CNMI Public School System (PSS) staff for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC).

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CNMI Cannabis Commission launches

With the publishing of the certification and adoption of proposed rules and regulations of the CNMI Cannabis Commission (Commission), the Commission announces the official launching of applications for the commercial Cannabis Licenses and noncommercial Homegrown Marijuana Registry.

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