Press Release - Palau Visitors Authority


The Palau Visitors Authority is launching the 2020 Pandemic Re-employment Program (PREP), to allow tourism-industry workers who have lost their employment due to COVID-19 to access temporary work improving Palau’s tourism infrastructure. Program participants shall earn Palau’s minimum wage of $3.50 per hour, by working in a variety of locations on projects oriented toward tourism, environmental protection, or community-service. This packet must be filled out one time, and will be kept on file by the Palau Visitors Authority to cover your participation in any project carried out through the program, from your date of submission until January 31, 2021.

This registration packet is available online on Please review the entire packet thoroughly, complete all applicable forms, and submit your complete packet ONLINE. If you do not have access to a computer or access to the internet, you may pick-up a copy of this packet at the MCCA (Civic Center next to Asahi Baseball Field), Social Security Administration Office, Palau Visitors Authority Office, or Temporary Workforce Coordinating Committee Office. Hard copy packets can be submitted in person to the same locations. Registrations will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Location of Temporary Workforce Coordinating Committee

Temporary Workforce Coordinating Committee Office
Office of the President Meyuns Satellite Office
(Back of the building – follow signs)


Director Melson Miko or Mr. Hadden Seklii at the Bureau of Youth,
Applied Arts & Career at telephone 488-2626

Acting Managing Director Kadoi Ruluked or Ms. Sharrise Ngiraked
Palau Visitors Authority at telephone 488-1930 or 2793


  1. Must submit a complete registration packet and submit either online or in-person to MCCA-Civic Center, Palau Visitors Authority ,  Social Security Administration or at the Temporary Workforce Coordinating Committee office.
  2. Those listed as “Qualified” through the Coronavirus Relief One-Stop-Shop application process shall have priority for all work opportunities.
  3. Those laid-off, furloughed, or on reduced hours from tourism or other visitor-related businesses shall have priority among “Qualified” persons.


  1. Participation in this program is “at will.” It can be terminated at any time, for any reason, without notice, and will cease in any event when the program ends or runs out of funds. The only guarantee is that participants will be paid for hours scheduled and worked.
  2. Participation in this program is on an as-needed basis. Participation does not create any right to future participation or to regular employment. Participants will not be allotted, provided, or entitled to sick, vacation, holiday, or overtime pay. The only compensation will be hourly, for hours scheduled and worked on approved projects. Participants who wish to take time off because they feel sick, or because they desire a vacation or holiday, may do so without compensation, and without jeopardizing their future participation provided that they give at least 24 hours notice if they will miss scheduled hours.
  3. Participants must abide by all rules, regulations and guidelines of the program, temporary employment agency and work site, including especially rules regarding workplace safety and confidentiality.
  4. No abuse of any kind (verbal or physical), disrespectful/disruptive behavior, or harassment of any type is allowed. Participants may not use tools or equipment without prior authorization.
  5. Possessing, using, or being under the influence of drugs or alcohol is strictly prohibited and will result in termination from the program.
  6. The possession of any type of weapon or explosive materials/devices is prohibited while at the work site and will result in termination from the program.
  7. Participants must report to work and leave work ON TIME from all areas of assignment. Unauthorized absenteeism and excessive, unexcused tardiness may subject the participant to termination from the program.
  8. Participants must abide by all rules of the work site, including dress code/protective personal equipment policies. Good personal hygiene shall be practiced daily and all attire must be neat, clean, appropriate for the workplace, and in good condition.
  9. Participants who commit a crime at any time during enrollment in the program, at the work site or away from the work site may be subject to termination from the program.

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