State Senator Kaiali‘i Kahele visiting UH Campuses

Senator Kahele, Chair of the Senate Committee on Higher Education, will be conducting a statewide higher education tour this fall to visit all 10 University of Hawai‘i System campuses and affiliated education centers. The time, date and location of the meeting on your campus are included in PDF links below.

If your schedule permits, we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to provide feedback on the important issues impacting your campus communities.

For questions regarding the meeting on your campus, please contact Ikaika Mahoe at the office of Senator Kahele at (808) 586-6760 or via email at

Campus-Specific Visit Details (pdf downloads)

Last chance: Enjoy a break at the Aulani Resort November 3 & 4th 2017. Updated: More rooms available!

Update: More rooms have been added!  This event was sold out but we were able to work with the folks at Aulani to add more inventory. If you were not able to reserve a room, this is your last chance.

UHPA is happy to announce our 4th annual UHPA Aulani Resort member-only benefit.  Stay at Disney’s Aulani Resort on 11/3 and/or 11/4 at a highly discounted rate.  Make your reservations now as this offer only comes once a year, we have limited availability and previous years have sold out.  Enjoy!

This offer expires on October 5, 2017 and special rates will not be available thereafter.



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UHPA Contract Funded by Legislature

On September 1, 2017 the Legislature approved the salary appropriations for the UHPA contract for 2017 and 2018. The bill now goes to the Governor for his signature. He is expected to sign.

Today’s information indicates that back pay will not be received in the October 5 payroll. It may be late October or November depending on the mechanics of the retroactive calculations. A more accurate date will be known in the next couple of weeks.

And for the future… the Hawaii Labor Relations Board issued a Declaratory Ruling on August 28, 2017 that states that Chapter 89, the Collective Bargaining law, “does not bar the Governor or the Legislature from addressing or not addressing cost items as defined in HRS chapter 89 during a special session”.

This means a Governor and the Legislature may take action during a special legislative session to appropriate funds for public employee contracts. This issue was raised in early August by the Governor’s office and has now been satisfactorily resolved.