Peer salary report published

Those interested in researching how UH salaries compare nationwide will want to download the published report reflects 2014-2015 data sources.  You can share the permanent link on our website to both the current and archived peer salary reports.

The current analysis draws on 2014-15 salary data reported to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Unlike past analyses, the individual University of Hawai’i (UH) institutions are compared with an updated peer group and the UH community college campuses are reported separately instead of as a single unit.
The report begins with an overview of the data sources, the faculty population, and the peer group selection criteria. The findings, including a historical trend analysis to measure progress in faculty salary levels relative to the peer group over time, is then presented. The report concludes with recommendations on UH’s pay schedules, and estimates of the aggregate cost of these adjustments. Peer group institutions and detailed tables are provided in the appendix.



The Supreme Court tsunami that might take your rights away – A UHPA Gathering is Coming to Your Campus

If you care about salary raises, tenure, and defending faculty rights, your participation in this UHPA interactive session is vital. See campus-specific dates and times listed at the bottom and also check your email for meeting reminders. Please make time for this.

Why should you attend: To defend the employee rights you have fought so hard for.

The “Janus” case is currently being heard by the Supreme Court and most agree that its outcome will almost certainly be an unprecedented attack on your employee rights. UHPA is working to prepare all members for its impact and to prevail after it strikes.

What will you learn:

  • What is Janus and specifically how is that pending decision threatening public employees?
  • How will Janus affect our ability to defend our employee rights?
  • Discuss the results of your campus survey.

Why you should not miss this

Within a year, Janus will have been decided. Like any tsunami, those that are well-prepared for it will have the best chance for survival. If your rights as an employee matter to you, do not miss this event.


UH West Oahu, D145
Thursday, November 2, 2017
2:00-3:20 p.m.

Hawaii CC – Manono Campus, Bldg #383, Room #215
Monday, November 6, 2017
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

UH Hilo, UCB 111
Monday, November 6, 2017
3:00-4:30 p.m.

Honolulu CC, Building 2, Room 201
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
10:00-11:30 a.m.

Windward CC, Hale Akoakoa 130
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
3:00-4:30 p.m.

Kapiolani CC, Ohia 118
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
9:00-11:00 a.m.

UH JABSOM, Sullivan Conference Center
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
1:30-3:00 p.m.

UH Maui College, KAA 105CD
Monday, November 13, 2017
12:30-2:00 p.m.

HITS Sessions at:  Hawaii CC-Palamanui Campus, Koali 102;
Molokai 103; Lanai 106; Lahaina Conf.
Monday, November 13, 2017
12:30-2:00 p.m.

UH-Manoa, Kuykendall 101 (Auditorium)
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
12:00-1:30 p.m.
(No food or beverages allowed)

UH-Manoa, Campus Center 308
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
3:30-5:00 p.m.

Kauai CC, Fine Arts 1 Auditorium (Multipurpose Room)
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
2:30-4:00 p.m.

Leeward CC, LA-102
Monday, November 27, 2017
1:00-2:30 p.m.

UHPA Supports Ka‘āina Hull for the ERS Board

Retirement benefits offered through the Hawaii Employee Retirement System (ERS) continue to be a vital component of our overall benefits package.  Over the past five years, the ERS Board of Trustees have been empowered to make more decisions that could impact the viability and sustainability of our retirement system.  Current discussions taking place at the ERS Board could impact the retirement benefits of current members.
The upcoming ERS Board election is an opportunity to select an individual that will be able to protect faculty interests and help ensure a sustainable system in the future.  UHPA was contacted by one of the three candidates running for the ERS Board, HGEA Member Ka‘āina Hull.  In our meeting with Ka’āina, he demonstrated that he is a committed advocate for faculty and all public employeesʻ to fulfill the commitment of pension benefits for current and future retirees.

We appreciate your consideration of Ka’āina Hull for the ERS Board of Trustees.  Ballots need to be postmarked no later than November 6, 2017.

*Please note that there was an error on the ballot return envelops that indicates a post mark date of October 21, 2015.  The correct date is November 6, 2017.

The one week FREE Trial Membership at the Honolulu Club returns for the fall!

Our good friend Quincy Guzman from the Honolulu Club is offering their popular offer for UHPA members only: a complimentary 1 week trial. Give him a call at 539-8100. This offer expires on November 30, 2017 so call it in now.

Included with this “Mini Membership” –

  • Social and business networking events with an exclusive membership network.
  • Live entertainment 5 days a week inside our restaurant & lounge.
  • Relaxation time in the sauna, steam room, jacuzzi & therapeutic cold plunge.
  • Over 100 group exercise classes a week.
  • Complimentary parking for 5 hours!

Join them this Halloween!

Quincy also invited us to their Pau Hana Halloween party on 10/31/2017, 5-10pm.  If you happen to attend send us some photos so we can post on our Facebook page!


Honolulu Club Halloween Party invitation

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.



Can’t immediately access the content?

Review this link on how to access UHPA Member-only content and carefully follow each step. Feel free to call our office if you need additional assistance.  The button goes to a member-only Google docs page that uses your email address registered previously with UHPA.

UHPA Seeks to Allow Legislature to Appropriate Salary Funds during a Special Legislative Session

UHPA filed a request that the Hawaii Labor Relations Board rule on whether the Legislature may appropriate funds for a collective bargaining agreement during a Special Legislative Session. Over the course of this month, it became clear that there were issues being raised by the Governor’s office and the Speaker of the House that the collective bargaining law, Chapter 89, might not allow an appropriation be made during a Special Legislative Session. To be clear neither the Governor’s Chief of Staff nor Speaker Saiki would reveal their specific concerns to UHPA Executive Director Hanselman. UHPA was informed that the Attorney General was being asked to comment on some technical issues. President Lassner was also not informed of these matters by the Governor’s office.

This lack of candor is antithetical to the practice of good faith negotiations.

UHPA believes that there is no prohibition to the funding of a collective bargaining agreement during a Special Legislative Session. UHPA seeks to have this issue resolved should a Special Session be conveyed this year. There are no decisions previously issued on this matter.

UHPA wants faculty members to receive their salary increases as quickly as possible. Delaying an appropriations until 2018 has a negative impact on the pocketbooks of faculty and retroactive lump payments can have tax consequences.

You will be informed of the outcome of this request for a ruling from the Hawaii Labor Relations Board. Time is critical with a Special Legislative Session tentatively scheduled to begin next week.


GM 60 Chairperson and Representative of the Public of the Hawai‘i Labor Relations Board

The Senate Committee on Labor
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Room 225
2:45 p.m.

RE: GM 60  Chairperson and Representative of the Public of the Hawai‘i Labor Relations Board

Attention: Chair Jill Tokuda, Vice Chair Kalani English and Members of the Committee

The University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA) supports the confirmation of Marcus Oshiro, as the Chairperson and Representative of the Public of the Hawai‘i Labor Relations Board.

Representative Oshiro brings an appreciation for the role that collective bargaining has played in meeting the needs of public employers while addressing the necessary employee protections and compensation needed to attract and maintain a skilled workforce throughout the state. He has demonstrated he possesses insight and creativity in meeting the changing nature of employer and employee relations as the political and economics of public environment undergo significant stress.

His time as a member of the Hawai‘i State Legislature provides him with a unique understanding of the Statutes that govern the process and procedures involved in Chapter 89.  

UHPA urges the Committee to confirm Marcus Oshiro as the Chairperson and Representative of the Public of the Hawai‘i Labor Relations Board.


Respectfully Submitted,
Kristeen Hanselman
Executive Director

Aulani Resort returns! Save the date: Nov 3-5 (2017) for the 4th annual UHPA Offer

What has now become an annual event repeats this year and it’s your chance to join UHPA members enjoy an exclusive offer of discounted rates at the Aulani Resort below published kama’aina rates.

Keep your calendars clear and look to your inbox for further announcements.


Register now for free Lunch and Learn financial wellness seminar

UHPA,  via our partners at HomeStreet Bank, is excited to present “Financial Wellness”  on Wednesday October 18 at noon!  Light lunch and refreshments will be provided courtesy HomeStreet Bank. Please note this is for members of UHPA only and if you’re not yet a member you can easily sign up online right now.

Why should you attend?

If you are a homeowner or aspire to own a home this seminar is for you. Learn about first time-home buying, the current market and great tips and techniques to ensure you taking advantage of historically low rates.

If you’re buying or refinancing, don’t miss this!

As a UHPA member you are eligible to receive thousands of dollars in credits towards your closing costs on a purchase or refinance. In addition if you are purchasing a home and use a realtor in the program they also credit you an additional amount toward your closing costs.

What you will learn:

  • Basics of purchasing a home
  • Types of mortgages available to you
  • Preparing financially
  • How to finance your home purchase
  • Special programs available to first time home buyers

Seating is limited! Reserve your seat and lunch now for October 19, Noon

We only have a finite number of seats and we anticipate this seminar will be very popular. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis and must be reserved in advance so if you plan on attending please do so immediately.


Can’t make this class? there are other choices:

Our friends at HomeStreet Bank are holding free classes at various locations throughout Oahu. Attendance is FREE for UHPA members and refreshments will be served.

HomeStreet Bank says:

“Considering buying a home? Attend an upcoming seminar and learn how to build a budget,
prepare your credit, and get a comprehensive overview of the homebuying process from
a noncommissioned Affinity loan officer and other real estate professionals before you start
looking for a home.”

Reserve your seat via the links below:

September 2017 – Kapiolani

October 2017 – Kapiolani