Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) Application Submission Information

The CNMI Department of Labor (DOL) will be accepting applications for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) in Saipan, Rota, and Tinian starting June 17, 2020 through December 26, 2020.

There are two (2) ways individuals may submit applications for PUA/FPUC in the CNMI.

Online Application Submissions:

Claimants may apply for PUA and FPUC online by logging onto and submitting an initial claim. After filing an initial claim, individuals may continue to use the online portal to submit weekly claim certifications.

Manual Application Submissions: 

Claimants may submit PUA/FPUC paper applications to various DOL locations on Saipan, Rota and Tinian (see exact locations below). Application packets are available for downloading and printing at Application packets will also be available for pick-up at the following locations (starting June 17, 2020 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, Mon-Fri):

SAIPAN: (strictly drive-thru)                             ROTA:                                               TINIAN:       

CNMI Department of Labor                  Sinapalo Youth Center                      Edu’s Plaza, 1st Floor

Division of Employment Services        Sinapalo 1                                         San Jose Village         

Building # 1334, Ascencion Dr.           Rota, MP 96951                                Tinian, MP 96952

Capitol Hill, Saipan MP 96950                                                                                  or

*Various tent locations                                                                                   Tinian Public Library

                                                                                                                        San Jose Village

                                                                                                                        Tinian, MP 96952

PUA/FPUC Questions:

Individuals are encouraged to email or call any of the following numbers between 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, (Mon-Fri) for any PUA/FPUC-related inquiries.

SAIPAN:                                            ROTA:                                                TINIAN:

670-989-9089                               670-989-9001                         670-989-9000






Fraud Hotline:

Individuals are encouraged to call 670-989-9095 to report any perceived instances of waste, fraud or abuse pertaining to the PUA/FPUC programs.

CNMI DOL is an equal opportunity employer/program and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Visit CNMI DOL’s website at for more PUA/FPUC-related information.

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CNMI Office of the Governor

Office of the Governor Response to Dismissal of Lawsuit Filed Against the House Judiciary & Government Operations Committee

Yesterday, the Superior Court held that the Office of the Governor could not proceed with its case against the House Judiciary and Government Operations Committee. Although the Administration respects the decision of the Judge, we believe the decision is erroneous by ignoring and misinterpreting law and precedent. For example, in its rush to follow federal precedent, it skipped right over the plain text of the Commonwealth Constitution. Then it overlooked some of the most important protections found even in the federal cases — such as the rule that the legislature may subpoena the executive only when the information it needs is not reasonably available anywhere else. The decision will be appealed. It will be for the Supreme Court to ultimately decide the merits of this civil case.

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