Entries by UHPA

UH Rescinds Return To Work Requirement

UHPA’s Negotiations Team has been working with UH over the recent weeks regarding policies concerning returning to work.   These discussions, now being lead by Vice President for Community Colleges (VPCC) Erika Lacro are beginning to yield fruitful results and good collaboration, most recently noted by UH President David Lassner announcing that “The previously announced […]

Terminated Tenured Position Fiasco Gets National Attention

We came across “Hawaiʻi Legislature Terminates Tenured Professor’s Position” over at TheScientist that is worth reading, though if you’ve been following our Monday Reports, there’s nothing new in there. That said, it’s got some good quotes from UHPA Executive Director Christian Fern, among others like: “When has the legislature turned into the employer? Is it […]

Possible paycheck deduction error on EUTF

You may have a DAGS Error on 7/20/21 Paychecks on EUTF calculations The below is excerpted from an email sent to EUTF trustees. If you have any questions or concerns UHPA recommends you do as directed below and contact EUTF directly.   Late last week we found out that DAGS made an error on the 7/20/21 […]

HMSA publishes EUTF video on receiving care

UHPA received the following (unedited) message from HMSA that may be of interest to our members: We are now past the halfway point of 2021, and a return to normalcy is right around the corner. With the state slowly reopening and travel resuming, it has never been more important to feel safe. Here at HMSA […]

Attend a Tenure and Promotion Workshop Near You

Tenure, Promotion and Contract Renewal Workshops UHPA has been invited to numerous Tenure, Promotion and Contract Renewal workshops throughout the years.  This year is no different.  UHPA staff have already attended the UH-Hilo and the University of Hawaii Community College (UHCC) Dossier Writing Series workshops.  Here is a list of upcoming workshops UHPA will be […]

Contract Successor Agreement Terms Published

2021-2023 Unit 7 Successor Agreement Negotiated Changes Published The approved changes to the Unit 7 successor agreement and the terms agreed upon by the parties that will be incorporated into the 2021-2023 Unit 7 UHPA/BOR Agreement can be found on the UHPA website on the 2021-2023 Tentative Agreement page. Contract Printing of Full Agreement Underway […]

Gov Ige Vetoes Harmful Bills

Reason Prevails! Gov. David Ige Vetoes Legislative Bills Designed to Harm UH It was a tumultuous year for everyone in 2020. The pandemic created a significant budget shortfall that required a closer look at ways to significantly reduce costs. Unfortunately, this resulted in legislative bills that were hastily approved to check the box of reducing […]

UHPA Endorses Lynne Wilkens for ERS Board

Fully endorsed by UHPA Lynne Wilkens has all of the right qualities to serve in the Teacher Seat for the State of Hawai‘i Employees’ Retirement System. She has served in leadership roles with the University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center for the past 33 years and successfully led UHPA through difficult challenges. Over a five-year period, […]