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.

Collective Bargaing Cost Items – ON IT

The House and Senate have introduced Bills to ensure that all cost items agreed upon will be included in the 2019 budget.  Both Bills have passed through their first committees.  We will keep you updated.

Volunteers Needed to Assist Federal Employees on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island

Please see the attached schedule for feeding our Federal Workers.

For more information call the Hawaii State AFL-CIO at 561-0039 for opportunities to assist federal employees and our communities.

Hawaii State AFL-CIO Program

The Hawaii State AFL-CIO Labor Community Services Program (LCSP) offers two direct services:  Rent/Utility Assistance and Food Program.  They are extending this service to other union members who are being affected by the Federal Government shutdown.

Please review the information and policies and notify UHPA if you think you qualify.

EUTF Health Benefit Total Premium Rates Effective July 1, 2019

The Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund (EUTF) Board of Trustees approved on 11/27/18 and 12/18/18 the new EUTF Health Benefit Premium Rates for active employees effective July 1, 2019.  Exhibit I breaks out the HMSA medical and CVS prescription drug rates and also shows a comparison of the July 1, 2018 and 2019 rates.  The monthly employee contributions are not provided at this time.