RCUH’s Burns Hall Offices Open on Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Burns Hall will be closed on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, since the East-West Center will be observing the National Day of Mourning in tribute to Former President George H.W. Bush.  However, RCUH offices will be open as usual.

If you have deliveries or meetings that day at Burns Hall, please call:

  • Human Resources: 808-956-3100, or
  • Procurement & Disbursing: 808-956-3608

so that someone can let you in the building.

Thank you.

RCUH Financial Portal Available During UH KFS Upgrade 1/12-16, 2018


The RCUH Financial Portal will be available for transaction processing during the University of Hawai‘i’s Kuali Financial System (KFS) upgrade from January 11, 2018, 8:00 pm, to January 17, 2018, 6:00 am.  During this period, on-line purchasing, payment, and travel transactions can be initiated and approved as usual in the RCUH Financial Portal.

However, RCUH transactions will not be electronically transmitted or posted to KFS during this period.  The last RCUH electronic transmission to KFS will be on Thursday, January 11, 2018.  The RCUH electronic transmission to KFS will resume on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.

In addition, the UH Project Fiscal Reports will not be updated during this period.  The last update will be on the morning of Friday, January 12, 2018.  The UH Project Fiscal Reports will resume updating on the morning of Wednesday, January 17, 2018.



Legal Professional Services Awards – Fiscal Year 2018 – Immigration (PERM)


Project Title To provide legal services related to obtaining permanent residency status
Selected Consultant Kahbo Dye-Chiew; Law Offices of Kahbo Dye-Chiew
Contract Amount $5,000.00 plus costs (federally-mandated employer-paid amounts only)
Date of Award January 4, 2018
Consultants Considered Kahbo Dye-Chiew; Law Offices of Kahbo Dye-Chiew
Appointing Officer Sylvia Yuen


Hawaii State Ethics Commission High Road Newsletter Issue 2017-4

The September 2017 edition of the Hawaii State Ethics Commission’s newsletter, “The High Road,” can be viewed on its website at:


Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Hawaii State Ethics Commission at (808)587-0460 or [email protected].

Hawaii State Ethics Commission
1001 Bishop Street, Suite 970
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Telephone: (808) 587-0460

Notice to Attorneys Interested in Providing Immigration Legal Services to the Research Corporation of the University of Hawai‘i

Licensed attorneys who wish to provide immigration legal services to the Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii (RCUH), are invited to submit a Statement of Qualifications and Expression of Interest (SOQ) to RCUH pursuant to HRS § 103D-304.

RCUH is currently looking to contract for the following legal services:

Immigration Law.  Services shall include but not be limited to:

    1. Completing and filing a permanent residency application and immigrant petition (previous experience representing both employers and employees in the permanent residency application process is essential); and
    2. Providing advice and guidance on applicable statutes, regulations, and other legal requirements.

Please email your SOQ to: [email protected], or deliver your SOQ to: Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii,1601 East-West Road, #4020, Honolulu, Hawaii 96848, Attn:  Erin H. Yoda.

SOQs must be postmarked or received by Monday, October 16, 2017, to be eligible for consideration.

SOQ forms are available here, or may be requested by telephone at (808) 956-3969.


Using the Updated Audit Information Feature in the Financial Portal to Assist in Going Paperless


Certain projects and fiscal offices currently require handwritten signatures on paper documents in order to retain an audit trail of the approvals for transactions.  To help eliminate the need for handwritten signatures, the Financial Portal includes an “Audit Information” feature, which tracks the actions taken on each document saved and/or submitted in the Financial Portal.  For example, if a secondary user creates and saves a document, and the Principal Investigator (PI) then signs-in and submits the saved document to the Fiscal Administrator (FA), the Audit Information section of the document tracks these actions, thus eliminating the need to print out and circulate a hard copy for the PI’s signature.  The FA can simply view the Audit Information section of the document to verify that the PI approved the document that was submitted online.

Effective Monday, August 14, 2017, the Audit Information feature will be updated to (1) include the user-type (e.g., Principal Investigator, Fiscal Administrator, etc.), and (2) show up on printed hard-copy versions of the documents.   To save space, the printed versions will only show the significant actions (e.g., “submitted”, “additional info requested”, “approved”, “file attachment added”, etc.), and will not indicate if a document was just “saved” or “saved – failed to submit”.

If you have any questions on this Audit Information feature, please contact Erin H. Yoda at 808-956-3969 or [email protected].

Policies and Procedures Refresh

The RCUH Policies and Procedures section will have a new look when we move those documents to a new platform on Sunday evening, August 6, 2017.

This project has been in the works for a while and will finally come to fruition as part of our website enhancement efforts.  We hope you like the consistent format and look of the policies and will find it simple to navigate and locate documents.  All of the policies and links have been reviewed numerous times to ensure accuracy, but should you find any broken links or missing documents, please email [email protected].

During the transition to the new platform on Sunday, you may encounter some brief periods of inaccessibility.  Thank you for your patience as we work on the transition.  Also, for those who may have bookmarked any policies on the current site, please be aware that those links will no longer be functional.  A few policies have also undergone revision and those revisions will be loaded as soon as possible after the launch.

If you have any questions, please call the Corporate Services Department at 988-8314 or 988-8315.  Thank you!



Fiscal Year-End June 30, 2017 Reminder


Important Dates:

June 30Last Check Run for FY 2017 (Payments must be approved by 12 noon)
July 6RCUH Financial System scheduled to reopen
July 6First Check Run for FY 2018 (4:00 pm)

On-line payment and purchasing transactions must be approved by Fiscal Administrators by 12:00 noon on Friday, June 30 to be included in FY 2017. The last check run for the fiscal year will be on Friday, June 30, 2017. Pending transactions will be saved, and will not be automatically deleted or disapproved in the RCUH financial system.

During the period July 1 through July 5, on-line payment and purchasing transactions can be initiated, but Fiscal Administrators will not have the ability to approve transactions. Transactions will not be posted to project accounts until year-end processing is completed. The RCUH financial system is scheduled to reopen on Thursday, July 6. The first check run for FY 2018 is scheduled for Thursday, July 6 at 4:00 PM.

On an emergency basis only, manual checks can be issued during this period. Fiscal Administrators should contact RCUH Disbursing at [email protected].

Project reports will be accessible on the RCUH website. However, until processing resumes on July 6, report balances will reflect transactions posted through June 30 only.

Please contact Maile Brooks at 988-8340 or [email protected] if you have any questions.