Mid-Term Bargaining and Proposed Furloughs
The UHPA Negotiations Committee met with the State’s Chief Negotiator Ryker Wada and other State representatives, including individuals from the Department of Human Resources Development, the Department of Budget & Finance, and the University of Hawaii on Monday, November 16, 2020. During the meeting, the State shared their proposed furlough plan for other State employees and the UH shared their proposed furlough concepts as it could possibly apply to Faculty members. The meeting ended with the UHPA Negotiations Committee informing the Employer that they will provide the Employer a list of questions regarding the State’s furlough plans and the UH’s proposed furlough concepts and depending upon the Employer’s response another meeting date may be scheduled.
The UHPA Negotiations Committee was scheduled to continue successor bargaining with the Employer in the afternoon on Monday, November 16, 2020. However, the Employer notified the UHPA earlier in the day that they weren’t ready to exchange their proposals and requested to cancel the pre-scheduled meeting. The UHPA Negotiations Committee is scheduled again to meet with the Employer this coming Monday, November 23, 2020.
As of Friday, November 20, 2020, UHPA still has not received any formal response from the State’s Chief Negotiator Ryker Wada, Governor David Ige, and the State’s Attorney General over the draft Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) negotiated between the UHPA Negotiations Committee and the UH Administration over the proposed retirement incentive for Faculty members who retire between December 15, 2020 through June 30, 2021.
The Board of Regents met on November 19, 2020 and approved the following Budget documents:
- Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Operating Budget Plan for the University of Hawai‘i (Budget information begins on pg. 59, more details on pg. 75. Full Budget worksheets can be found starting on pg. 121)
- Fiscal Biennium 2021-2023 Operating Budget Request for the University of Hawai‘i for Submittal to the Governor and the Legislature
- Amendment of FY 2020 Capital Improvement Project Expenditure Plan to include Komohana Research and Extension Center Project
- Fiscal Biennium 2021-2023 CIP Budget Request for Submittal to the Governor and the Legislature
Upcoming UHPA meetings
The UH-Manoa virtual campus meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Invitations were sent on Monday, November 16 with the registration link. Attendance for the zoom webinar is by registration only.