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Salary and Benefits Changes Effective July 1, 2019

Salary Increases We are entering the third year of our four-year contract. All bargaining unit 7 members will see a salary increase of 2% effective July 1, 2019, which includes lecturers, whose updated fee schedules are outlined in Article XXI, Salaries of the UHPA-BOR 2017-2021 Contract. EUTF Premiums and Contributions The new EUTF Plan Year for Active Employees starts on July 1, 2019. Any plan changes made during the Open Enrollment Period (April 2019) will now be reflected in your payroll deductions.  [...]

Announcement of New UHPA Faculty Representatives

Effective June 1, 2019 the newly elected UHPA Faculty Representatives started their three-year term. They are an important connection between the UHPA leadership and our Active membership. Click here to find the UHPA Faculty Representative representing your department. Unfortunately, only 79 of the 134 positions are currently filled. If the faculty rep position for your department is vacant and you are interested in serving, please send us an email at feedback@uhpa.org or call the UHPA office at (808)593-2157.

2019-07-12T12:19:25-10:00June 26, 2019|Frontpage, Newsletter, UHPA Organizational|

UHPA Making Difficult Post-Janus Budget Modifications

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Janus v. AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees) a year ago has impacted many unions across the nation. Some union members are choosing to forgo paying membership dues since this is no longer required. Many are willing to gamble with the risks of not having union representation when confronted with adverse working conditions, even while a troubling number of grievances and other collective bargaining contract violations continue. Becoming More Resilient Although the intent [...]

2019-07-01T09:14:06-10:00June 26, 2019|Financial, Newsletter, UHPA Organizational|

Polynesian Cultural Center July 4th Celebration

The Polynesian Cultural Center (located at 55-370 Kamehameha Highway in Laie) joins with many around Hawai'i in the United States' Independence Day festivities. In honor of recognizing those who give day in and day out for the betterment of our Hawai'i, they have extended an invitation to our members to come and enjoy the activities, games, food and retail vendors, entertainment, and especially the Fireworks Spectacular. UHPA members are being offered the following discounts for their July 4th event: Special $15 price [...]


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 [...]

2019-04-30T12:55:00-10:00April 29, 2019|BOD, Frontpage, Newsletter, UHPA Organizational|

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. View 2019 Annual Meeting Agenda 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.

2019-04-25T13:39:29-10:00April 25, 2019|Frontpage, Meetings, UHPA Organizational|

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 [...]

2019-03-12T13:30:39-10:00March 12, 2019|Campus Specific, Frontpage, UHPA Organizational|

Newly Elected 2018 UHPA Board of Directors and Officers

Congratulations to the Newly Elected UHPA Board of Directors Kapiolani CC            Susan Jaworowski Leeward CC              James West UH Maui College      Juliana Patao UH West Oʻahu        Alphie Garcia UH Mānoa                Harald Ebeling, Akihiko Masuda and Ashley Maynard Welcome back re-elected UHPA Board of Directors UH Mānoa                 Tom Apple, Ann Sakaguchi and Brian Szuster Congratulations Board [...]

2018-04-30T16:14:43-10:00April 30, 2018|BOD, Frontpage, Newsletter, UHPA Organizational|

Retroactive dues fix coming in Jan 5th paycheck

UHPA discovered that the University failed to deduct the appropriate dues from the retroactive paychecks issued on December 5, 2017. As a consequence of this administrative oversight, UHPA notified the University. The University has responded that faculty members will see a slightly higher deduction of dues in the January 5th payroll. The University has assured UHPA that they will be notifying all faculty members of this event in order to prevent any surprises. ________ Below is a copy of the University's notice [...]

2017-12-27T17:25:40-10:00December 7, 2017|Financial, Frontpage, Newsletter, UHPA Organizational|
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