After about five years at the Department of Corrections, Director Joe San Agustin is stepping down so he can focus on the next phase of his life as a public servant.
“I am grateful for the opportunity that the Governor and Lt. Governor gave me to serve the people of Guam. I learned a lot about public policy and the their execution while working with the Lt. Governor’s office on the Blue Ribbon Commission, and through other projects,” San Agustin stated. “I believe the experience has given me special insight and prepared me to do more for the people of Guam but I will miss the good men and women a the department.”
San Agustin will be focused full time on running for senator in the upcoming 2016 election.
“Joe has been a loyal member of my cabinet since Ray and I first took office in 2011.  While his service and ‘can do’ attitude will be missed at DOC, we respect his decision and look forward to working with him at the Guam Legislature next year,” Governor Eddie Baza Calvo said.
San Agustin has been instrumental in working with Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio and Attorney General Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson, on getting DOC out from under a 25 year-old federal court order.
“As a result of Joe’s leadership, DOC’s inmates have access to improved healthcare, and Guam’s prison system now has a functioning clinic for the delivery of quality healthcare services,” Lt. Governor Tenorio said.
Director San Agustin played a key role in working with the Guam Contractors Association and the Department of Labor in establishing a training unit within the Department of Corrections compound. The program uses clients at DOC to teach job skills to other clients.
“The Director leaves the agency on a high note, with all past due overtime being paid out last week and the recruitment of more than 40 new corrections officers underway. We are thankful for his service,” Governor Calvo said.
San Agustin’s last day at DOC is June 10. The Governor will be announce his appointee to the DOC directorship later this week.

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