University of Hawaii Professional Assembly Endorses Abercrombie for Governor

In their discussions with Abercrombie, the faculty Directors found that his history with the University of Hawaii and his dedication to education in our state combined in a unique way to qualify him for endorsement as Governor.  Noting that teaching and research were the core missions of the university, Abercrombie made it clear that Hawaii’s economic future is intimately connected to the future of the UH system. The quality and competitiveness of tomorrow’s workforce depends directly on the investment we make today in higher education.

The UHPA Board of Directors likewise noted that Abercrombie both believed in and demonstrated the fundamental values that have been at the core of Hawaii’s social contract for the last 50 years.  The UHPA stands with Neil in his commitment to equal opportunity for all of Hawaii’s residents and a strong, vibrant economy that both honors and protects Hawaii’s unique environment and history.  In short, his advocacy for education—both higher and lower—and his dedication to a sustainable Hawaii, through responsible economic growth make him the most qualified candidate for governor of our state.

UH Bus Pass Program

Employees that canceled their May or June bus pass may reenroll for the August bus pass by completing a new enrollment form during the Transportation Program Open Enrollment period.  The enrollment form may be submitted at the same time as the cancellation form, or during the Open Enrollment period which will be held sometime in May.  More information on the Open Enrollment period will be forthcoming.

As a reminder, once an employee cancels his/her bus pass enrollment, he/she may only reenroll during the open enrollment period.  New employees have 60 days from the date of hire to enroll in the bus pass program.  NOTE: Employees already enrolled in the bus pass program need not re-enroll each year.  Participation will continue in the program unless the employee requests a cancellation.

Copies of the participant guide, flyer, processing schedule, and enrollment instructions are available at the OHR website.

Should you have any questions, please call Clifford Shinchi, Human Resources Specialist at the University of Hawai’i Office of Human Resources at 956-8607.

Restoring Funds for the UH: New TV Spot Makes Strong Connection Between UH Faculty and Benefits for the Community

Shot on location on Molokai, the latest UHPA TV spot features Alton Arakaki, an Agriculture Extension Agent and UHPA member, who shares his knowledge and expertise with family farmers so that they can be economically self-sufficient.  Watch it this coming week during the Winter Olympics coverage on Oceanic Cable.