UHPA lobbyist John Radcliffe has reported that the Senate/House Conference Committee has agreed to two bills proposed and supported by the University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA). The first bill requires the UH Board of Regents (BOR) to disclose executive/administrative salaries and proposed salary increases at least six days prior to their approval by the BOR. This will allow time for public comment and review of these salaries.
The Conference Committee also agreed to a proposal that would require that the Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) divest any holdings or investiments of companies doing business in Sudan as long as the Darfur crisis continues.
The Legislature has approved both bills and sent them to the Governor for signature.
A final report on all UH and public employee legislation is currently being prepared.