Pride At Work Hawaii To Host LGBT Labor Leadership Training On Kauai

With the support of a grant from the McElrath Fund for Economic and Social Justice, Pride At Work Hawaii will train participants in developing organizational and leadership skills to effectively raise and address LGBT issues in the workplace and labor unions.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, mahu and intersex union members as well as allies – union and non-union – who are concerned about equality and economic justice for all are encouraged to attend.

For more information, contact Pride At Work Hawaii at or call (808) 543-6054.

Click here to download the flyer.

Click here to get the LGBT Leadership Training application.

Emergency Homeowners’ Loan Program (EHLP)

The mortgage assistance covers past-due mortgage payments, as well as a portion of the homeowner’s mortgage payment for up to 24 months (up to $50,000).  Again, the deadline for homeowners to submit a Pre-Applicant Screening Worksheet to a participating counseling agency is this Friday, July 22, 2011.

You can go to for more information as well as access to the pre-screening application form.

ACTION NEEDED BY JULY 6 – New EUTF Guidelines for Adult Dependent Children Health Benefit Coverage


On April 1, 2011 all State and county employees were informed that their adult dependent child up to age 26 could be added to their medical and prescription drug plans effective July 1, 2011 except if your adult dependent child was employed and eligible for medical and/or a prescription drug plan through his/her employment.  Effective July 1, 2011 this exception will be removed.  Your adult dependent child up to age 26 who is employed and eligible for medical and/or a prescription drug plan through his/her employment may now be covered under your plan for medical and/or prescription drug. You must complete and return an EC-1 form to your personnel office by July 6, 2011.

Click here to view the memorandum for more information regarding coverage and possible rate changes.



UHPA Contract: New Salary Provisions Effective July 1, 2011


The UHPA contract provides that all faculty members subject to the 6.67% temporary base salary reductions that occurred January 1, 2010 will have their base salaries restored to the December 31, 2009 rate plus any subsequent promotions or salary adjustments. Minimum annual salaries will be in full effect for faculty members subject to these base salary standards.

Faculty members hired between January 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011, whose salaries are paid from general, special, revolving or appropriated federal funds, shall have the 5% temporary base salary reduction restored on July 1, 2011.

There is an increase in Rank 2 minimum annual salaries which will be adjusted from $45,000 to $50,004 effective July 1, 2011.

Nine-month faculty members will have their base salaries restored at the start of the 2011-2012 academic year.

The lecturer fee schedule, non-credit fee schedule and faculty receiving additional credit hour compensation will have rates reset to those in effect August 1, 2008.

For the specific contract provisions go to Article XXI, Salaries.