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UH Publishes Tenure Task Force Website

SCR 201 Tenure Task Force Meeting Notes Published In response to a common element in the tenure PIG testimony of many faculty at the last Board of Regents meeting, UH has now published a SCR 201 Tenure Task Force website.  Of particular interest are the published notes of 3 meetings (at the time of this […]

Tenure PIG Quick-Reference Guide

Background University of Hawaii Board of Regents Immediate Past Chair Ben Kudo established a Permitted Interaction Group (PIG) on February 18, 2021 and charged it with looking into three specific areas of tenure: Overview, history and purpose of tenure; Evolution, current views and developments on tenure (outside of the University of Hawai‘i); and The current […]

Faculty Taking Charge of UH’s Future

Mahalo to all of the faculty who took the time and effort to share their concerns and perspectives regarding the findings and recommendations of the Tenure Permitted Interaction Group (PIG) at the University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents meeting held last Thursday, Oct. 21st.   Don’t Mess with Tenure There were 634 pages of lengthy and […]

Salary Research


Interactive database of Executive Managerial (EM) salaries – updated annually

UH Faculty

Interactive database of faculty salaries for all campuses, types, and ranks

Faculty Contract: 2021-2023 Tentative Agreement

The links below are PDF downloads of the currently signed tentative agreements on changes to the previous contract.

UHPA, UH, and the Governor are in the process of producing a formally executed contract in full. The tentative agreement documents below are intended as a temporary measure until the new contract is published.

  • Settlement Offer

    BU7_settlement offer_2021.04.17 TA final.docx (1) (part 1) – signed

  • Salaries

    Er – BU 7 – Article XXI – Salaries – 4-16-2021 TA.docx (part 1) – signed

  • EUTF

    BU7 Art XXII_EUTF_ 2_yr_2021-04-16 TA.docx (part 1) – signed

  • Duration

    BU7_ArtXXX_Duration_2yr_2021-04-16 TA.docx (part 1) – signed

Faculty Contract: 2017-2021 Agreement

UHPA Member-only Benefits Programs

UHPA Faculty is Committed To:

  • Academic Excellence

  • The Success of Our Students

  • Serving the community

  • Supporting the Local Economy


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

What we do

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

Common Healthcare and Retirement Questions

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.

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.

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 the ERS website.   

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