8 Percent Salary Restoration

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“As a result of our administration’s efforts, the Government of the Virgin Islands can make good on this and other long-standing obligations and realize additional revenue without having to add fees or raise taxes,” Governor Bryan said when signing the bill into law. “For nine years of all kinds of different schemes to pay back the 8 percent owed to government employees, I am proud today to say that the Bryan-Roach Administration, because our management, our stewardship, our hard work and our taking care of your public dollars has set the Government of the Virgin Islands in a financial position to make those employees whole."

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Frequently Asked Questions

Preparing for the issuance of 8 percent payroll repayment checks, the Division of Personnel and Department of Finance continue to work diligently on verifying and uploading employee data to ensure the correct repayment amounts, confirm changes in address, and facilitate direct deposits for both active and inactive employees.

Between Personnel and Finance, a dedicated team has since been working to verify the final hours worked, determine the Government’s total financial obligation, and give employees a real-time update on what they will be paid. Those official repayment totals will be accessible on the portal by noon Wednesday, November 3.

Please note:
  • All applicable taxes will also be withdrawn before payments are made.
  • Employees earning less than $26,000 at the time of the 8 percent cut are not eligible for a repayment.

    Currently, approximately 6,000 records – covering central government and legislative employees only - have been uploaded, totaling approximately $39 million. Employees who don’t see their name can submit their information as prompted – you only need to do this once – or can continue to check the portal as Personnel works collaboratively with Finance to identify additional records. Employees of semi-autonomous agencies – to include both territorial hospitals and the University of the Virgin Islands – should contact their internal Human Resources representatives to find out more about their repayment process.

Employees who wish to submit a change of address are asked to do so by Wednesday, November 3 by emailing any new information to the Division of Personnel at comp2021@vi.gov with the subject line “Change of Address, 8% Repayment.”

For active employees, payments will be made by direct deposit. For those inactive employees or eligible retirees who also prefer that form of payment, please download and fill out the Direct Payroll Deposit Authorization form – located under the Forms tab on the Department of Finance’s website – and submit it directly to payroll@dof.vi.gov as soon as possible.

If your name is not listed and you were impacted by the 8% reduction, please click here to submit your data and relevant documentation. This data may exclude semi-autonomous or autonomous agencies and will continue to be updated weekly to ensure the correct repayment.  Once the administration closes out Fiscal Year 2021 at the end of September, approximately $45 million to $50 million will be used to begin sending checks, repaying those employees who are eligible by November.

Remember, all employees earning less than $26,000 at the time of the 8% implementation are not eligible for repayment.

If you are the survivor of a deceased employee/retiree, click here for special instructions.