August 2021 Guahan Gaseta
August 2021 Guahan Gaseta

AGA Guam Chapter Newsletter Editor Debbie Ngata published the August 2021 AGA Guahan Gaseta, your source for all things AGA!

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July 2021 Guahan Gaseta
July 2021 Guahan Gaseta

AGA Guam Chapter Newsletter Editor Debbie Ngata published the July 2021 AGA Guahan Gaseta, your source for all things AGA!

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Governor of Guam Proclamation
Governor of Guam Proclamation

CGFM Month Proclamation at the Cabinet Conference Room, Adelup

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August 2021 Guahan Gaseta
August 2021 Guahan Gaseta

AGA Guam Chapter Newsletter Editor Debbie Ngata published the August 2021 AGA Guahan Gaseta, your source for all things AGA!

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The Association of Government Accountants (AGA) Guam Chapter serves professionals in the government financial management community by:

  • providing quality education;

  • fostering professional development certification; and

  • supporting standards and research to advance government accountability.

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Events & Announcements

September 2021 General Membership Zoom Meeting

September 22, 2021 at 11:45 a.m.

Topic: TBA

Speaker:  TBA

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August 2021 General Membership Zoom Meeting

August 25, 2021 at 11:45 a.m.

Topic: "New Medical Campus"

Speaker:  Lillian Perez-Posadas, Guam Memorial Hospital Authority Administrator/CEO

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2021 Professor John M. Phillips Excellence in Government Accountability Award

Nominations are due August 27, 2021.

Email agaguamchapter@gmail.com or visit our Awards page for details.

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July 2021 General Membership Zoom Meeting

July 28, 2021 at 11:45 a.m.

Topic: "Practical Intro to People Analytics"

Speaker:  Daphne Leon Guerrero, Society for Human Resource Management - Guam Chapter President

One (1) CPE will be provided to AGA Chapter Members who participate during the 50-minute session with polls. The Non-Members fee is $15 and a separate email will be sent.

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June 2021 General Membership Zoom Meeting

June 23, 2021 at 11:45 a.m.

Topic: "A Look at Leadership: Why You Should Be Interested"

Speaker:  Dr. Albert "Al" Valentine, Ph.D. , U.S. Air Force (Retired), Assistant Professor of Management

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May 2021 General Membership Zoom Meeting

May 26, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.

Topic: We will be presenting the AGA Guam Chapter Awards, Accountability and Transparency in Citizen-Centric Reporting Award for GPD, and CGFM Scholarship.

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Maripaz N. Perez, CGFM, CGAP, CICA, CIA, CFE,
Chapter President

Buenas yan Hafa Adai!

We would like to thank Ms. Daphne Leon Guerrero, Society of Human Resource Management - Guam Chapter President, for being our guest speaker to our July General Membership Meeting. Ms. Leon Guerrero's presentation was on "Practical Intro to People Analytics". The topics she presented in people analytics and tips that she shared are all very pertinent and will be very useful in our respective organizations as we deal with these issues. We are also very grateful for the time and effort Ms. Leon Guerrero took in the preparation of her insightful presentation and for sharing her experiences and expertise with our members.

August is exciting and several of your committees are busy and have implemented their programs/initiatives. The Accountability Committee has started their work in compiling our Chapter's Citizen-Centric Report (CCR) for program year 2021. Target completion of our chapter's CCR is by September 30. The committee chair is also monitoring and has provided reminders to government agencies' CCR due dates and requirements to comply with the mandates of P.L. 30-127.

The Certification Committee held its first Coffee Klatch on July 24th with almost a dozen of members participating. The meeting is to provide an avenue for those actively pursuing their CGFM for resource information and networking. The coffee klatch meeting also enabled participants to discuss study tips, ask questions related to preparing for the exam and more importantly to share individual goals and help keep each other accountable to meet those goals. The committee also updated the CGFM scholarship and reimbursement forms. We are also very proud to announce that your chapter has already issued 4 scholarships this program year to members who passed their CGFM. A Guam Chapter CGFM Pamphlet is currently being developed by the committee to provide members a comprehensive guide with information about the CGFM program from the National and the various scholarships and assistance that Guam Chapter is offering.

 

The Communications Committee is hard at work updating our website and ensuring that timely information is communicated to the membership. Our Newsletter Editor is also actively engaging with various committees and members for materials to our August newsletter. The Membership Committee is in the process of establishing its rewards/incentive program to execute one of our National President's initiatives of "Everyone Gets One". This is a member-get-a-member campaign and National's goal is to collectively recruit 2,022 new members by April 30, 2022.

 

Our Awards Committee is seeking nominations for the 2021 Professor John M. Phillips Excellence in Government Accountability Award. This annual award recognizes the cumulative achievements of a government professional that has, throughout his/her public career, served as a role model for others and has consistently exhibited the highest personal professional standards. Nominations are open to federal, local, state government employees, elected or appointed officials, or private sector employees in Guam. Nominations are due August 27, 2021 and may be emailed to agaguamchapter@gmail.com.

The Scholarship Committee has issued its scholarship announcements to both Guam Community College and University of Guam students. The committee hopes to award total of 4 scholarships for Fall 2021 semester. Due date for scholarship application is September 17, 2021. Our Community Service Committee has a lined-up the first community service event this program year. On August 28th (Saturday), we invite you all to join us for the adopt-a-bus stop clean up in Agana. Additional information will be emailed on this activity, so please be on the lookout.

 

We thank you for your continuous support and participation in our association. We also encourage you to volunteer by contributing to the newsletter, participating in our committees, and assisting us in activities promoting our chapter goals and advancing government accountability. Please let me know if you have any questions or if you would like to get involved in a committee. We look forward hearing from you. Take care and be safe.

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