Get your complimentary financial review from HomeStreet Bank

Our partners at HomeStreet Bank are offering UHPA members a complimentary, no obligation, financial review. Their official announcement is below and if you’re interested, click on this link to get specific information on how to schedule your review.

Our partners at HomeStreet Bank say,

When making important decisions about your personal financial objectives, it’s critical to have a trusted financial partner with the skills, knowledge and experience to advise you on strategies to help you realize your dreams and achieve your goals. We start by listening, then asking questions to understand your position and perspective. It’s important to have a plan, but a plan by itself does not assure success. Our relationship with you goes deeper. We stay in touch, involving you at every stage of implementation, monitoring performance and meeting with you periodically for review.

To schedule your review, click on the button below contact information.  Please note that this service is for members of UHPA only.

 

 

Not a member yet? Join now via this instant membership online form..

Are you already a member but can’t access the content? Click here to troubleshoot or just call our office.

UHPA Prevails in Obtaining Revised Contract Renewal Letters for Probationary Faculty

UHPA filed a class grievance regarding the failure to properly inform probationary faculty of the contract renewal recommendations by the DPC and Department/Division chair by December 20, 2018 as provided by the collective bargaining agreement. This information can be critical to any faculty member who may be subject to non-renewal or has performance deficits that may raise concerns with a Dean or Vice Chancellor. The December date enables a probationary faculty member to determine what options may guide their future employment and ability to remain at the University of Hawaii.

Such defects in the process will be corrected for the 2019-2020 academic year. As a remedy
Faculty members who were improperly denied a contract renewal will be awarded a contract renewal. Faculty members who were renewed and received improper letters will be sent corrected letters which affirm their contract renewals.

UHPA 2019 NEWLY ELECTED DIRECTORS & OFFICERS

On Saturday, April 27, 2019 the UHPA Board of Directors met and welcomed eight newly elected and two re-elected Board members from across Hawai‘i .

Elected to represent their campus for three-year terms are:

  • Samuel Giordanengo, Associate Professor of History, representing Hawaii Community College.
  • Jeffrey Mexia, Assistant Professor in English, representing Kauai Community College.
  • Karla Hayashi, Director of Kilohana, representing the University of Hawaii at Hilo.
  • Daniel Harris-McCoy, Associate Professor of Language & Literature of Europe and Americas, representing the University of Hawaii at Mānoa.
  • Akihiko Masuda (re-elected), Associate Professor of Psychology, representing the University of Hawaii at Mānoa.
  • Erik Guentner, Professor of Mathematics, representing the University of Hawaii at Mānoa.
  • Glenn Teves (re-elected), Assistant Extension Agent of CTAHR Maui County, representing the University of Hawaii at Mānoa.
  • Nathaniel Hartmann, Associate Professor of Marketing, representing the University of Hawaii at Mānoa.

Elected to represent their campus for one-year terms are:

  • Norman Takeya, Assistant Professor of Architectural, Engineering & CAD Tech, representing Honolulu Community College.
  • Jason Higa, Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Biochemistry & Physiology, representing the University of Hawaii at Mānoa.

Lynne Wilkens, President of UHPA, conducted the meeting as her final act as President. The last item on the agenda was the election of new officers for the UHPA Executive Committee.  Congratulations to:

  • President: Ashley Maynard, UH-Mānoa
  • Vice President: Karla Hayashi, UH-Hilo
  • Secretary: John Casken, UH-Mānoa
  • Treasurer: Tom Apple, UH-Mānoa
  • Members-at-Large:  Erik Guentner (UH-Mānoa),  Jeffrey Mexia (Kauai CC), Glenn Teves (UH-Mānoa)

UHPA Members Notice of Annual Membership Meeting

Please be informed that the University of Hawaii Professional Assembly will be holding its 45th Annual Membership Meeting at:

KAPIOLANI COMMUNITY COLLEGE
KOPIKO BUILDING B
Rooms 127 and 128
4303 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816

Friday, April 26, 2019
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

This content is made available to UHPA Members only via our Google Drive files. If you’re not a member, signup is quick and easy via our online form.

Farmers Insurance returns to bring great benefits UHPA Members

UHPA members could save up to 23% on auto insurance, according to Farmers. UHPA Members are also provided a dedicated phone number to call where agents can assist delivering exclusive benefits.

“Farmers Insurance Hawaii is honored to be a part of the UHPA member benefit ohana,” said Melanie Joseph, marketing manager for Farmers Insurance Hawaii. “Our renewed partnership with UHPA is a return to our roots, as we began serving Hawaii in 1955 as an union member benefit insurance company. Our promise is to help UHPA members to come away a little smarter about insurance and better prepared to protect the things that matter most to you.”

Volunteer Now for the NALC Food Drive on May 11, 2019

A friendly reminder that the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Food Drive is right around the corner, 5/11/2019. This is the largest one-day food drive in our nation and 250 volunteers are needed. According to the Hawaii Foodbank, 1 in 5 residents utilize the food banks services. On average we bring in 500,000 pounds of food statewide from this food drive.

We have broken the night into 2 shifts since many people leave after dinner (6:30 p.m.) and we want to be sure that we have enough volunteers to finish sorting these donations. If possible, please consider staying for the entire night, 4-9 p.m. or sign up for the second shift, 6-9 p.m.

Complete and submit a Volunteer Application if you are interested in supporting and participating in building a healthier community!  Call (808)593-2149 if you have any questions.

Mahalo nui loa!

UHPA Annual Membership Meeting for 2019

Please be informed that the University of Hawaii Professional Assembly will be holding its 45th Annual Membership Meeting at:

KAPIOLANI COMMUNITY COLLEGE
KOPIKO BUILDING B
Rooms 127 and 128

4303 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816

Friday, April 26, 2019
3:30 – 4:30 pm

For directions, see campus map

2019 UHPA Board of Directors’ Election

In accordance with the UHPA Bylaws, the UHPA Nominations & Elections Committee is charged with preparing a list of nominees for the 2019 Board of Directors’ Election.

On April 2, 2019, all UHPA Active members of the relevant constituency units (Hawaii CC, Honolulu CC, Kauai CC, UH-Manoa & UH-Hilo) will receive an email notice with voting information and instructions on voting electronically.  A link to all candidates’ biographical information and personal statements will also be provided.  The voting period for the UHPA Board of Directors’ Election will run from April 2, 2019 through April 23, 2019.

Salary Research Database For Jan 2019

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.  The specific salary sections updated as of January 2019 are organized by:

Legislative Update Newsletter Launches

Aloha UHPA Members,

Starting this week, UHPA will be sending out up-to-date notices as often as every Thursday about legislation, testimony and hearing notices that directly impacts faculty.  We’ll only publish articles about issues that affects you and we’ll explain why. On “slow weeks”, we won’t be sending anything out, so when you see an email with “Legislative Update”, you’ll know it’s worth your time.

Our seed list of subscribers are UHPA Board Members and UHPA Faculty Reps, but all UHPA members are welcome to subscribe, just email us and we’ll be happy to add you on the list.

For those that enjoy a good deep dive, you can always follow our bill tracker links and watch the same legislation that we’re watching.

We love hearing from UHPA members so don’t hesitate to hit reply on any issue and send us your questions and concerns.