Please see the attached schedule for feeding our Federal Workers.
For more information call the Hawaii State AFL-CIO at 561-0039 for opportunities to assist federal employees and our communities.
The Hawaii State AFL-CIO Labor Community Services Program (LCSP) offers two direct services: Rent/Utility Assistance and Food Program. They are extending this service to other union members who are being affected by the Federal Government shutdown.
Please review the information and policies and notify UHPA if you think you qualify.
The Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund (EUTF) Board of Trustees approved on 11/27/18 and 12/18/18 the new EUTF Health Benefit Premium Rates for active employees effective July 1, 2019. Exhibit I breaks out the HMSA medical and CVS prescription drug rates and also shows a comparison of the July 1, 2018 and 2019 rates. The monthly employee contributions are not provided at this time.
|COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION|
|Senator Donna Mercado Kim, Chair|
|Senator Michelle N. Kidani, Vice Chair
|COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS|
|Senator Donovan M. Dela Cruz, Chair|
|Senator Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran, Vice Chair|
NOTICE OF INFORMATIONAL BRIEFING
|DATE:||Wednesday, December 19, 2018|
|PLACE:||Conference Room 211
415 South Beretania Street
A G E N D A
The purpose of this informational briefing is to receive an update on the University of Hawai’i system. Topics to be discussed will include, but are not limited to the following:
- An overview of the university’s finances, including its base budget
- Alternative budgetary models that the university has looked into and considered
- Carrying capacity in relation to buildings and facilities and its effect on the university’s budget
- Teaching capacity of tenured faculty
- Cost reduction and revenue enhancement opportunities
- Administrative positions and determining the appropriate ratio of administrative officials to student/faculty
- Student tuition and enrollment
- Update on the Hawai’i Promise Program
No public testimony will be accepted.
UHPA Members can access tenure and promotion data that includes 2016-2018 academic years. Members can access both graphs and the tables producing those graphs published within a Google sheet.
UHPA Executive Director Kristeen Hanselman said, “Each year UHPA gathers information on faculty success in obtaining tenure, increased compensation with promotion, and completion of probationary periods thru contract renewal. These indicate that UH continues to replenish some tenured faculty positions and faculty members are successful in their career path. ”
UHPA Celebrates One of Their Own
Lisa is a public school graduate of Castle High School (1998) and continued her education at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Kitagawa received her Bachelor of Science degree in Family Resources and her Masters degree in Higher Education Administration.
For 12 years Kitagawa was employed at UH Manoa. She was a faculty and UHPA member from 2006-2011 working for the Office of Student Affairs and teaching Education Administration through the College of Education. She also served as APT staff and worked for the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources. Leaving in 2017 she became the key legislative aide to Representative Johanson House Labor Chair. It was Kitagawa in the 2018 session that was key to marshaling UHPA backed legislation through the House and Senate Committees in proper form and meeting all procedural deadlines.
Representative Kitagawa is knowledgeable about the University and committed to ensuring that faculty interests are protected and advanced.
We look forward to a rewarding working relationship with a new advocate for Higher Education.
UHPA Congratulates Another One of Its Own
Senator Jarrett Keohokalole
Newly elected Senator Jarrett Keohokalole was elected to the Kāne‘ohe District 24 Senate seat vacated by Senator Jill Tokuda. We congratulate Jarrett on his commitment to walk his Senate District and meet every person who would stop and engage with him in conversation. We appreciate that he walked the District four times to establish his commitment to be visible and represent well his constituency.
Jarrett comes from a long family history in the Kāne‘ohe community. He is the seventh generation to raise a Keohokalole family in this community. He understands the difficulties young families experience in meeting demands for childcare, housing and obtaining good health care. He is committed to bringing improved infrasture to his District.
Keohokalole received his Bachalor of Arts degree in Journalism from the Universityof Hawai‘i at Mānoa and continued on to receive not only his JD from the William S. Richarson School of Law at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa but additionally a Certificate in Native Hawaiian Law. Upon graduation he was hired as an Assistant Faculty Specialist by the William S. Richardson School of Law and joined UHPA in 2013.
We worked well with Jarrett as a Representative and have already engaged with him in identifying the issues to be present in the 2019 legislative session.
UHPA stands in solidarity with the hotel workers who have been without a contract and believes the request of the 2,700 hotel workers on Oahu and Maui for fair wages and better working conditions is fair and reasonable.