Get Your Home Buying Benefits From HomeStreet Bank

Our UHPA member benefits partner HomeStreet Bank has a message for UHPA members that may save you a considerable amount of money if you are buying a home:

UHPA Member Home Buying Benefits

As a member you are eligible for exclusive home buying benefits ONLY through Affinity Lending at HomeStreet Bank. You now have access to pre-negotiated discounts on the loan amount and on Realtor commissions as well as access to thousands of dollars in down payment assistance. To learn more about your home buying benefits access the member-only page via the button below.

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.

Get Your Free McDonald’s Breakfast Sandwich This Week Only

UHPA received the following from authorized representatives of McDonalds and are passing it on unedited to our members:

FREE McDonald’s Breakfast Sandwich Meals for Educators: Oct. 11 – 15 

McDonald’s of Hawaii is thanking all educators and faculty statewide for their hard work and commitment to our students during these challenging times. From Monday, Oct. 11 to Friday, Oct. 15, McDonald’s is offering a FREE Breakfast Sandwich Meal (choice of an Egg McMuffin®, Bacon Egg & Cheese Biscuit or Sausage Biscuit) with Hash Browns and choice of a medium hot or cold beverage. 

Simply present any identification that shows you are UH faculty (e.g. UH ID, business card, etc) during breakfast hours at any McDonald’s in Hawaii. One free meal per educator. No purchase necessary. Available only at the drive-thru and takeout. 

Dates: Oct. 11 – 15, 2021  

Times: Breakfast hours (varies by restaurant most end at 10:30 a.m.)    

Locations: All 73 McDonald’s on Oahu, Maui, Hawaii Island and Kauai  

For more free food and great deals all year-round, download the McDonald’s app on your smartphone or tablet and sign-up for the new MyMcDonald’s Rewards program.

Last Chance to Rate Your Administrator

By now all members of UHPA should have received their “Rate My Administrator” survey invitations. If you have not, please reach out to our office via email or you can just reply to any of our Monday Report emails. 

Survey closes on Oct 6 

If you want to make your voice heard, this week is your last chance. Do it today.

The UHPA Board of Directors has authorized Market Trends Pacific to conduct the survey and report the results.  All submission data will be kept confidential. Only anonymous, summarized information will be published. 

As a participant in the survey, you will have the opportunity to rate any administrator(s) at any level relevant to your campus, i.e. Dean, Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, Vice-President, and President. 

The anonymous, summarized results of the survey will be shared with UHPA members, the Board of Regents, and UH President David Lassner.

Notice on Confidentiality

No personally identifiable information will be collected or stored by UHPA, and the process does not utilize any University of Hawaii computers or equipment. This survey is independent of any 360 evaluations being distributed by the UH administration. All results will be structurally anonymous and no one will be able to determine the identity of respondents (including UHPA).

Reminder: Rate My Administrator Survey

By now all members of UHPA should have received their “Rate My Administrator” survey invitations. If you have not, please reach out to our office via email or you can just reply to any of our Monday Report emails. 

Don’t postpone your participation!  

Make your voice heard via this survey tool.

The UHPA Board of Directors has authorized Market Trends Pacific to conduct the survey and report the results.  All submission data will be kept confidential. Only anonymous, summarized information will be published. 

As a participant in the survey, you will have the opportunity to rate any administrator(s) at any level relevant to your campus, i.e. Dean, Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, Vice-President, and President. 

The anonymous, summarized results of the survey will be shared with UHPA members, the Board of Regents, and UH President David Lassner.

Notice on Confidentiality

No personally identifiable information will be collected or stored by UHPA, and the process does not utilize any University of Hawaii computers or equipment. This survey is independent of any 360 evaluations being distributed by the UH administration. All results will be structurally anonymous and no one will be able to determine the identity of respondents (including UHPA).

Check your inbox 9/21: “Rate My Administrator”

On Sept. 21, 2021, all UHPA members will receive an email invitation to rate their administrator(s). If you are not a member of UHPA, get your membership started right now so you can participate. 

The invitation will be sent to the email address we have on file.  For most of you, that means your non-@hawaii.edu address so please check that email inbox.   If you have not supplied us with an alternate email address, your @hawaii.edu inbox will have the invitation.  Either way, you should have the invite before the end of 9/21/21.     It will be addressed from “UHPA@claritykit.com” and the subject line will be “Rate My Administrator Survey Invitation”

The UHPA Board of Directors has authorized Market Trends Pacific to conduct the survey and report the results.  All submission data will be kept confidential. Only anonymous, summarized information will be published. 

As a participant in the survey, you will have the opportunity to rate any administrator(s) at any level relevant to your campus, i.e. Dean, Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, Vice-President, and President. 

The anonymous, summarized results of the survey will be shared with UHPA members, the Board of Regents, and UH President David Lassner.

Notice on Confidentiality

No personally identifiable information will be collected or stored by UHPA, and the process does not utilize any University of Hawaii computers or equipment. This survey is independent of any 360 evaluations being distributed by the UH administration. All results will be structurally anonymous and no one will be able to determine the identity of respondents (including UHPA).

Join A Virtual 9/23 Faculty Meetup

Join this virtual round table to discuss safe ways to socialize

What: This event has the purpose of starting a dialog amongst interested faculty to create a safe social event

Where: Online

When: Thurs Sept 23 from 4 to 5 pm

Who:  Contact Jinan Banna (jcbanna@hawaii.edu) for meeting details

I would like to connect with faculty members these days but want to do so in a way that is safe for all. So, I thought I would bring people interested in socializing together online to discuss how we might like to do so, either through in-person socially distanced gatherings or perhaps online.

View this and meetups on our Faculty Meetups Page.

Save the Date: “Rate My Administrator”

Our popular “Rate My Administrator” survey returns! If you’ve been waiting for a way to rate the performance of your administrators, this is it.

On Sept. 21, 2021, all UHPA members will receive an email invitation to rate their administrator(s). If you are not a member of UHPA, get your membership started right now so you can participate. 

The UHPA Board of Directors has authorized Market Trends Pacific to conduct the survey and report the results.  All submission data will be kept confidential. Only anonymous, summarized information will be published. 

As a participant in the survey, you will have the opportunity to rate any administrator(s) at any level relevant to your campus, i.e. Dean, Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, Vice-President, and President. 

Save the date and look for the invitation in your inbox on Sept. 21, 2021!

Notice on Confidentiality

No personally identifiable information will be collected or stored by UHPA, and the process does not utilize any University of Hawaii computers or equipment. This survey is independent of any 360 evaluations being distributed by the UH administration. All results will be structurally anonymous and no one will be able to determine the identity of respondents (including UHPA).

Rooms Added to Aulani – Last Chance to Book

Update: a few more rooms have been added!  This event was sold out but we were able to work with the folks at Aulani to give you one last chance to make a reservation.

UHPA is happy to announce our 7th annual UHPA Aulani Resort member-only benefit.  Stay at Disney’s Aulani Resort on 10/29 and/or 10/30 at a 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!

Book Now: UHPA’s Disney Aulani Weekend!

Our very popular UHPA Disney Aulani Weekend returns for it’s 7th annual event on Oct 29 & 30, 2021.  Don’t miss out!

UHPA members love the Disney Aulani Resort. If you are an early bird planner, this is your chance to get the best rooms at our heavily discounted rates before they sell out as they do every year.

Start Earlier or Stay Later

Our special rates are in effect for Oct 29 & 30.  Want to stay longer? You can reserve dates up to 5 days before or after our special rate days.  This year brings a special treat as it overlaps the Halloween weekend which should be extra fun for the whole family

First Come, First Serve Will Sell Out Quickly

You’ve probably already experienced COVID-related shortages and booking difficulties.  Early bird reservations are open now and we highly recommend you make your reservations as we only have limited availability and if previous years are an indication, this will sell out very quickly.

UHPA Members can get discounted hurricane insurance

The below message is from UHPA benefits partner Farmers Insurance:


Hurricane Coverage in Hawaii

Your home is your castle. It protects you and your family, as well as your worldly possessions, from the elements. For many, the home is also your major investment. Yet natural hazards such as hurricanes can threaten your home, and the results can be devastating.

Remember: To protect your property from the winds of a hurricane, you need hurricane insurance. A standard homeowner’s policy will not cover hurricanes. Flooding is also a common event during hurricanes and storms. A separate flood insurance policy is needed to cover flood damage.

That’s why UHPA is working with Farmers Hawaii to provide UHPA members with special rates and priority service. Farmers Hawaii understands the needs of Hawaii residents with a local, personal, hands-on care that people in the island community deserve. That way you know you’re getting the coverage you want.

Hurricanes are most likely to occur June through November in Hawaii. So now is a good time to talk to a representative at Farmers Hawaii to make sure you are prepared. While it is never possible to eliminate all damage from the destructive force of a hurricane or flood, speaking with a representative from Farmers Hawaii could significantly lower your risk and possibly save you money on your existing coverage. 

If you purchase hurricane and/or flood insurance through Farmers Hawaii, you’ll receive a discount on your Farmers Hawaii auto insurance policy. If you don’t already have a Farmers Hawaii auto insurance policy, call the dedicated UHPA line today at 800-420-9176 and you could save you up to $366* on your auto insurance. 

Farmers Hawaii has been the choice of many island residents since 1955. We’re always here to answer your questions, as well as to help keep all your insurance plans up to date.