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What Goes Into a Congressional Candidate Endorsement?

Policy decisions and laws on higher education made in Washington, D.C. have a direct impact on UH faculty. That’s why it is so important for UHPA to make sure those who represent us in Congress have a thorough understanding of higher education issues and the unique challenges of the University of Hawaii.

What Goes Into a State Legislative Candidate Endorsement?

In Hawaii, upholding the quality of public higher education is a political process. After all, the Governor, UH administration, the UH Board of Regents, and the UH faculty are all involved in the negotiations of faculty contracts. In addition, the Hawaii State Legislature must vote to allocate funding to fulfill the obligations of ratified faculty contracts.

Salary Research

National Rankings

The Union continues to study UH faculty salaries in comparison with peer groups. This update report is based upon 2010-2011 data including graphical historical trend analysis.


A collection of Executive Managerial (EM) salaries available in PDF format as of July 2013

UH Faculty

Consolidated salary comparison data across all campuses and a consolidated view of just the universities and community colleges. It allows you to search by campus type (University or Community College).

Faculty Contract: 2015-2017 Tentative Agreement

Candidate Endorsements


Gil Keith-Agaran for Senate District 5

The University of Hawaii’s critical mission should be providing Hawaii’s residents of all backgrounds with access to a quality education and developing them into productive members of our community who can think clearly, independently and critically.
Karl Rhoads

Karl Rhoads for House District 29

As the son of a mathematics professor and an elementary school teacher, I value education very highly. While multiple factors contribute to the success of a university, financial support is very important. This is true not only for physical plant, but in terms of faculty compensation as well.

Christopher Stump for House District 17

As a graduate from the University of Hawai’i and the son of a professor in the University of Hawai’i system, I understand the many challenges that the faculty face each year. Some of the problems facing the University are dwindling financial support, out of touch legislators, and facilities that are not adequate to instruct an ever-growing student population.

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UHPA has been the exclusive bargaining agent for all faculty members of the University System since November 1, 1974.

What we do

UHPA negotiates the faculty contract, ensures terms of the contract are enforced, and works to protect the rights of faculty members.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


All faculty members (1/2 time or more) of the UH system are included by state law in bargaining unit 7.  Annual dues of 1% of your salary is made through payroll deduction.  To become an active member, you must complete an UHPA Membership Application.

EUTF Health Benefit Questions

Contact your Department Personnel Officer or the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefit Trust Fund (EUTF) @ 808.586.7390 or toll free @ 1.800.295.0089 with your eligibility questions.

Plan benefit questions should be directed to your carrier.  Contact info can be found at the EUTF website.

Retirement Benefit Questions

Contact the State of Hawaii Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) @ 808.586.1735 or 1.888.659.0708 for members residing on the continental US.   You may also visit theERS website.