LifeSmarts

The State DCCA Office of the Securities Commissioner coordinates a youth-oriented program called LifeSmarts. It is a free educational program for teens from grades 6 through 12 that develops their consumer and marketplace skills. It teaches them to be smart and responsible consumers and citizens in the areas of personal finance, health and safety, the environment, technology, and consumer rights and responsibilities. Students compete and prizes are awarded. If you would like to participate as a volunteer, be a sponsor, make a donation, or simply want more information, the contact information for LifeSmarts are: (website) LifeSmartsHawaii.com (email) iep@dcca.hawaii.gov (phone) 808-587-7400 (fax) 808-586-3977

NOTE: Prizes and promotional items donated are due to the DCCA by Friday, January 23, 2015 or earlier. Mahalo for your involvement to help Hawaii’s youth!

Oahu Island Schedule for Ige-Tsutsui

Aloha,

The Oahu Team Ige-Tsutsui is ramping up with just 26 days to Election Day and we have some several unique campaign events! Come out for one or all of these activities over the next four days.

Statewide, check out Sunday’s event below, David Ige 2.0, where David will visit you live, on-line in your home!

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9

Andagi Challenge & Friend-to-friend Card Party!

Bring your address books to fill out friend-to-friend cards, and be ready to be the judge of our Andagi challenge, one group of chefs includes the Ige brothers!

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Oahu Headquarters
1110 University Avenue
For more information, call 462-4567

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2014

Circle of Extraordinary Women for Ige Rally

You’ll want to be a part of this energetic circle that is growing with each event! Join David and Dawn, and special guest Congresswoman Mazie Hirono, infamous emcee Andy Bumatai, some surprises, the Wayne Kaiwi Trio, and great food!

5:00 PM
Koolau Ballrooms
45-550 Kionaole Road
Kaneohe, HI.
$40 Contribution. Purchase your tickets here. Or RSVP to dawnige@davidige.org to reserve your space!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2014 (Statewide)

David Ige 2.0 Live! Online!

David, named one of the tech-savviest legislators in the U.S. in 2014, is making room for more people to Join the Conversation by taking his famous coffee hours and going virtual with them across the state!

Join the statewide conversation live on the internet or at our Oahu headquarters. Ask questions, interact in real time, and enjoy hearing about David Ige’s plan for Hawaii’s future.

Or, join us at our Oahu headquarters for some ono food and tech support, too!

4:00 to 5:00 PM (3:45 login for instructions)
From the comfort of your own home (invite your friends over!)
For More Information: www.davidige.org/connectup

Ewa-Waipahu Rally

Come out for a great festive time in Waipahu. Let’s rally the troops and gear up towards victory on November 4, 2014.

6:00 to 8:00 PM
Waipahu Intermediate School
94-455 Farrington Hwy.
RSVP via our website: davidige.nationbuilder.com/calendar

(And remember we have ongoing signwaving, phonebanking and canvassing with some great groups of volunteers, too! Visit the campaign event webpage: http://davidige.nationbuilder.com/calendar)

Hawaii Island Schedule for Ige-Tsutsui

Aloha,

Hawaii Island Team Ige-Tsutsui is happy to share that there will be more chances for you to meet David Ige over the next few days. If you’re a Hawaii Island resident, or visiting us, please join David at one of the events below. Please come out and show your support!

Monday, October 13

Mass Signwaving!!
Honokohau Intersection
4:00 PM- Gather
4:30 to 5:30 PM Signwaving

Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce Forum
6:00 PM (doors open to public at 5:30 PM, no reservations required
Submit candidate questions by Friday, October 10 to: info@kona-kohala.com
Ige Tee-shirts may be worn at the forum
For More Information: (808) 329-1758

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Hilo Stew & Rice Rally (complimentary)
Meet David Ige and Shan Tsutsui
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Aunty Sally’s Luau House
For More Information:
(808) 895-4447 or (808) 960-9800

Steve Bader
Hawaii Island Coordinator

http://davidige.nationbuilder.com/

2014 UH Executive & Managerial Salaries Posted

Along with other changes in the UHPA website, the section covering faculty salaries, and those of UH administrators, has been enhanced and improved.  The faculty salaries are updated monthly, and we request the disclosure of current administrative salaries in the Fall and Spring semesters.  You find searching for salary information to be much easier, and enabled by specific search parameters, e.g., campus, rank, discipline, etc.

Jarrett Keohokalole for House District 48

As an alum of the UH Manoa (2006, Journalism) and the William S. Richardson School of Law, I fully understand the importance of making sure that Hawai’i maintains a quality higher education system.  Throughout my campaign, I have made a point of emphasizing that I want our state to be a place where families can raise their children and not be forced to leave to find a good paying job, or an affordable home, or  quality education for their kids.  That means ensuring that UH is a first-rate resource for Hawai’i that can provide the education to develop cutting-edge businesses, to protect our unique natural and cultural assets, and to foster the next generation of leaders.

Education has been a top priority of my campaign and, if elected, it will be a top priority in my office.  I look forward to working with the university, its faculty, and its students to make sure that UH has the resources and support it needs to provide the quality education that the people of Hawaii need and deserve.  This means working with all stakeholders in our university system to make sure we are developing learning environments that account for our unique place in the world while also stressing cooperation, transparency, and accountability.

David Tsugawa Elected as the New Hawaii CC Director

David Tsugawa, an Instructor of English, ran unopposed in the special UHPA Board of Director election for Hawaii Community College.  He received more than the required number of votes to be seated as the new Hawaii CC Director.  His term begins immediately and will expire in April 2016.  David replaces former Hawaii CC Director Misty Carmichael, who has been hired as an Assistant Executive Director for the University of Hawaii Professional Assembly.

Stay at Disney’s Aulani Resort & Spa this Halloween at a discount

UHPA has negotiated a special rate (up to 25% off Kama’aina rates)  for members only on rooms booked before 10/14 for the Halloween weekend (10/31-11/2).

FacFAQs

Ken Tanaka* works for DaBest Community College as an Assistant Professor. After skimming through “Salaries” section of the ratified Tentative Agreement slated to begin on July 1, 2015, Ken is upset. Having been hired in 1994, Ken was only able to negotiate the minimum salary, and currently makes $60,000 a year. Now the new hire his department receives next year will be entitled to Ken’s current salary as a base rate of pay! With all the service Ken has put in, how is this equitable? Why didn’t the union negotiate a base salary increase instead of percentages?

 

Answer:
After analyzing the financial and political conditions the University system faces, UHPA strategized that the only way to ensure across-the-board increases was to raise salaries by percent and increase minimum salaries by rank. Unlike the Department of Education, UH system salaries have never been predicated on years of service; the salary system has always been based on a meritocracy of ranks. Whereas actions to resolve compression issues can always be sought by the deserving individual, what this TA aimed to resolve was the more-difficult-to-achieve adjustment for the salary differential between 9- and 11-month appointments.
The good news is that Ken can take action to increase his pay! The new TA maintained the existing contractual provisions that allow for special salary adjustments based on merit, retention, and equity from the current contract’s section R-18, Memorandum of Understanding on the Procedures for Special Salary Adjustments and Bonus Payments. He can apply at any time for a special salary increase using supporting data from UHPA’s Salary Research.
* Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

 

Register to Vote! Deadline – Monday, October 6, 2014

Your Vote Can Make A Difference for Our Contract

The upcoming General Election on November 4 will be one of the most important elections for UHPA members.  Our new two-year contract includes an across-the-board 4% pay increase each year.  It also raises the minimum salaries and clarifies workload issues for our colleagues in the community colleges.

However, all of this is contingent upon approval of funding for the contract in the next legislative session.

Each UHPA member can help make sure we have a good chance of having our contract funded by voting for the right candidates. Your vote can make a difference.

If you haven’t registered for the General Election yet, be sure to register by Monday, October 6, 2014.

Important Deadlines
Deadline to register to vote for the General: October 6, 2014 (postmarked)
Early walk-in voting: October 21 – November 1, 2014
Last day to submit absentee ballot: October 28, 2014 (4:30 pm)
General Election: November 4, 2014 (7 am – 6 pm)

Voter Forms
For a voter registration form, visit: http://hawaii.gov/elections/voters/registration.htm

For an absentee ballot request form, visit: http://hawaii.gov/elections/voters/voteabsentee.htm

Questions? Call the Elections Office

  • City and County of Honolulu: (808) 768-3800
  • County of Hawaii: (808) 961-8277
  • County of Maui: (808) 270-7749
  • County of Kauai: (808) 241-4800