Notice of Class Action Settlement – UH Data Breach Lawsuit

The mailed notification received by faculty members is legitimate, and there will be email notices as well.  There is no need to call the court. You should refer to the FAQs at www.uhdatabreachlawsuit.com/.

The Settlement provides free credit monitoring and free identity theft consultation and restoration services for a period of two years for the following possible data breaches:  Kapi‘olani Community College (March 2009); Honolulu Community College (February 2010); University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (June 2010); University of Hawai‘i at West O‘ahu (October 2010); and Kapi‘olani Community College (June 2011).

Detailed information about the lawsuit and all Class Member rights, including how to object, make an appearance, or opt-out may also be found at: http://www.uhdatabreachlawsuit.com/

If you have not received a notice in the mail by March 1, 2012 and have questions about whether you are eligible to receive benefits, please call 1-855-205-6935.

If you have questions about the settlement, you may contact class counsel at info@UHDataBreachLawsuit.com.  Class Counsel appointed by the Court are Thomas R. Grande and Bruce F. Sherman.

The First Circuit Court Has Approved This Notice

Please do not telephone the Court about this case.

 

UH-Manoa Fire: Documents Destroyed

Although UH payroll forms, vendor receipts, and student loan documents were destroyed in the fire, the payroll checks and disbursements to all faculty members and staff, on all the campuses of the UH System, will be distributed on time, February 17th (February 20th is a holiday).  The data had already been sent to the State Department of Accounting and General Services for processing before Sunday’s fire. The administration has kept UHPA and the other unions informed of the situation, and they believe there is a sufficient time between the February 17th payroll and the next scheduled payroll on March 5th to recreate the necessary information so that there will be no interruptions in the issuance of paychecks.

Obviously, there will be delays as the result of the relocation of a significant number of UH staff attached to the office which was destroyed.  As more information becomes available, we will keep the faculty notified.  If you have any specific difficulties or problems with payroll related issues, faculty members can contact UHPA.

Social Security and EUTF: Pre-Retirement Sessions

The Office of Human Resources (OHR) has planned two (2) Pre-retirement sessions featuring representatives from the Social Security Administration and the Hawai‘i Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund (EUTF).  They will be presenting on the various benefits and retirement options and the process you will need to take.

There are two sessions scheduled, one via HITS to various sites and the other on the Mānoa campus at the Kuykendall Auditorium.

Date:  March 22, 2012

Time:  10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location:  Kuykendall Auditorium, Room 101 (Mānoa campus)

Deadline to register:  March 18, 2012

Click here to register

Or

 

Date:  February 29, 2012

Time:  10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location:  Various (via HITS Broadcast originating from Mānoa)

Deadline to register at the following locations:  February 24, 2012

Mānoa (Kuykendall Hall, Room 201) Click here to register

Honolulu CC (Building 2, Room 214) Click here to register

Leeward CC (Library Room 108-B) Click here to register

Kaua‘i CC (Learning Resource Center, Room 122) Click here to register

Hāna (Hāna Education Center, Partition Room) Click here to register

Moloka‘i (Moloka‘i Education Center, Room 103) Click here to register

Hilo (Media Services Room 359) Click here to register

West Hawai‘i (Building 4, Room 3) Click here to register

Pre-retirement sessions featuring the Employees’ Retirement Session (ERS) are being planned for the month of March and will be announced shortly. 

Complete OHR training schedule can be found at: http://www.hawaii.edu/ohr/training/

Join Pacific Beach Hotel Workers at a Rally for Justice

Join Pacific Beach Hotel Workers at a rally for justice on:

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m
Pacific Beach Hotel, 2490 Kalakaua Avenue

 

Click here for more information.

 

 

New CVS Caremark (Longs) Prescription Drug Plan

On May 1, 2012, CVS Caremark will replace informedRX and HMSA/Medco prescription drug plans.  CVS Caremark’s network has many participating pharmacies of which Longs is included.  The EUTF will be sending out more information in the future months.  Please visit the EUTF website http://eutf.hawaii.gov periodically for updated information.

The EUTF memo and FAQs regarding the change to CVS Caremark may be viewed at: http://www.hawaii.edu/ohr/downtemp/New%20CVS%20Plan.pdf.