The new contract between UHPA, the University of Hawaii, and the Governor will be signed on August 3. This will formalize the tentative agreements on all language and EUTF contributions for faculty members. The salary increases now must be requested by the Governor to the Legislature for approval.
There are two possible avenues for the funding to be approved:
If there is a special legislative session convened it is possible for the legislature to approve the salary increases so that the funds would be immediately appropriated. Both the Senate and House leadership must agree to advance an appropriations bill for BU7.
Should a special session not be held or no action on salary appropriations is taken then the Governor’s budget to the 2018 Legislature must request funding for BU7. It then goes through the legislative process for approval. This could result in receipt of retroactive pay increases at some point during 2018.
Contract language is already in effect
In the meantime as of July 1, 2017 all contract language and the employers’ EUTF contribution is in full effect. You can review the PDFs which make up the tentative agreement and once the contract is signed we will update our website.
As always, please contact UHPA for assistance as there are many language changes that may affect your situation.