Senator Schatz has prevailed in adjusting the Federal OMB guidelines to ensure that faculty members are able to travel more freely and to conduct meetings and conferences on the islands. This should help eliminate the barriers for many faculty members that impeded collaboration.
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On October 31 UHPA and UH engaged in negotiations on a successor contract. The Governor presented his “apparent” opening offer of a 0% salary increase the first year of the new contract, a 0% increase in the second year, and an EUTF flat rate that will not increase with rising premium costs by the health insurance carriers.This is a significant change from the current practice of the employers’ contribution being established through a % of the total premium cost. The Governor’s proposal [...]
The True Impact of the Governor’s Offer State law does not allow UHPA or any bargaining unit to negotiate health plan benefits or health plan offerings. The plan benefits and offerings are determined by the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund (EUTF), which includes 5 representatives from the employer, and 5 representatives from labor, one of which represents the retirees. UHPA and all bargaining units can only negotiate the amount of health care premiums paid by the employer. The Governor’s opening [...]
We're happy to report that for the last quarter, UHPA members processed 4 loans (one of which was a first-time buyer) and saved an average of $1,333 on each of their mortgages. That brings the total amount of savings for UHPA members to $138,000 on this program. It has been reported that interest rates may be going up soon, your mortgage payment may never be as low as it could be right now. Learn more about the UHPA special rate with [...]
UHPA has published the most recent 2017 House Committee Chairs and Vice Chair assignments within our Legislative Action center. Show House Committee Assignments now
Speaker of the House, Joseph Souki, announces House Leadership for the 2017 Legislative Session Speaker: Joseph Souki; Kahakuloa, Waihe‘e, Waiehu, Pu‘uohala, Wailuku, Waikapū Vice Speaker: John Mizuno; Kalihi Valley, Kamehameha Heights, portion of Lower Kalihi Majority Leader: Scott Saiki; McCully, Kāheka, Kaka‘ako, Downtown Majority Floor Leader: Cindy Evans; North Kona, North Kohala, [...]
Senate President Ron Kouchi, announces Senate Leadership for the 2017 Legislative Session President: Ron Kouchi; Kaua‘i, Ni‘ihau Vice President: Michelle Kidani; Mililani Town, portion of Waipi‘o Gentry, Waikele, Village Park, Royal Kunia Majority Floor Leader: Will Espero; ‘Ewa Beach, Ocean Pointe, ‘Ewa by Gentry, Iroquois Point, portion of ‘Ewa Villages Majority Leader: [...]
On Thursday, October 27, UHPA sent the below letter via certified mail to President Lassner to address the unresolved issue over letters of hire which we have previously discussed. Kristeen Hanselman, Executive Director for UHPA, explained the rationale behind this Demand to Bargain: “UHPA is committed to ensuring that faculty members are not subject to the arbitrary whims of administrators who fail to meet their commitments contained within letters of hire. There has not been a constructive outcome that advances the rights [...]
Data gathered from the Office of Human Resources has been published on our UH Salary Research section and over the years has proven to be an invaluable resource that is easily available. This data is typically updated quarterly.