RCUH HR IMPORTANT – RCUH 2021 Annual Performance Evaluation Training

Attention Principal Investigators and Supervisors: RCUH 2021 Annual Performance Evaluations Training has been scheduled for the following dates via Zoom Webcast:

  • Thursday, September 16: 10:00am – 11:30am
    • DEADLINE to request to register: Wednesday, September 15 – 12noon
  • Friday, September 24: 10:00am – 11:30am
    • DEADLINE to request to register: Thursday, September 23 – 12noon

Request for Registration: https://forms.gle/LcuFhNjUf5vZyvF1A

Attendance will be strictly limited to Principal Investigators and Supervisory staff only. It is important you request for registration at least 24 hours in advance of the training to allow time for RCUH review. All individuals requesting registration will be reviewed in advance and confirmations and details (meeting link and dial-in information) will be distributed first thing in the morning the day of training.

A Zoom waiting room will also be enabled and individuals will be allowed to join the training so it is important that your name match the name on your registration so RCUH HR staff is able to confirm your attendance.

Key Dates:

  • September 30, 2021: DEADLINE – Performance Evaluation Forms due to RCUH Human Resources Department (Email to [email protected])

Relevant RCUH Policy:

2021 Annual Performance Evaluation Forms:

Any questions regarding the Annual Performance Evaluation process may be directed to RCUH Human Resources at [email protected].

Any individual who requires special needs accommodations may request assistance in writing to [email protected] well in advance of the scheduled training.

RCUH HR URGENT: “My COVID-19 Data App” – Now Available via ESS – Update by Thursday, August 19th at 5:00 PM HST

To: All RCUH Employees, Principal Investigators, and Project Administrators with Supervisory Access

Please see the Memorandum below regarding the RCUH “My COVID-19 Data App”. This is now available via the Employee Self-Service (ESS) Portal. The deadline to update your information is Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 5:00 PM HST.

Memo Attachment: RCUH Employee Guide to Updating your “My COVID-19 Data App” via RCUH Employee Self Service (ESS) Portal.

RCUH HR URGENT – RCUH COVID-19 Advisory #12 – Implementation of the Emergency Proclamation

To: Principal Investigators & RCUH Employees

This advisory is intended to provide guidance to Principal Investigators and RCUH Employees on the RCUH’s implementation of Governor David Ige’s August 5, 2021 Emergency Proclamation, which requires all State and County employees to be fully vaccinated or undergo weekly tests for COVID-19, effective August 16, 2021.

RCUH INFO ONLY- August 17-19: TIAA Individual GRA/SRA Advisory Sessions (Virtual Meetings)

ATTENTION:  Principal Investigators & Regular-Status employees at 50-100% FTE

RCUH is now coordinating one-hour Individual/Employee Retirement (GRA/SRA) Plan Advisory Sessions with TIAA via virtual meetings August 17-19. Regardless of your current status – whether you are a long-time employee, just hired, or somewhere in between – it is never too early or too late to consider retirement planning. During these personalized sessions, you will be able to discuss your personal financial/retirement goals with a TIAA Financial Consultant on a free and confidential basis.

Because these sessions are being held during normal business hours, all employees must notify their PIs and supervisors if they would like to attend. We encourage Principal Investigators to allow their employees to attend the TIAA Advisory Sessions, if requested. 

For employees unfamiliar with the SRA (Supplemental Retirement Annuity) plan, please note that unlike the GRA (Group Retirement Annuity) plan, there is no 12-month waiting period and you may enroll or make changes to your election at any time during the year. The SRA plan with TIAA is considered a 403(b) tax-deferred annuity plan which allows an employee to make contributions via payroll deduction from his/her pre-tax earnings over and above the amount being accumulated under the RCUH basic retirement plan (GRA). 

For more information about the GRA and SRA plans, please review Policy 3.560 RCUH Retirement Plans.

We have reserved the following dates and times for individual sessions:

DatesLocation
Tuesday, August 17Virtual
Wednesday, August 18Virtual
Thursday, August 19Virtual

https://shared.tiaa.org/public/publictools/events/meetingAndSeminar?employerId=1-8RJV-16

If you have questions or are unable to schedule an appointment online, please call TIAA’s Service and Scheduling Group at (800) 732-8353 Mon-Fri 7am – 1pm Hawaiʻi Standard Time.


Relevant Forms and Documents:
TIAA-SRA Supplemental Retirement Annuity – Agreement for Salary Reduction Form (B-6)

Meetings are accessible for individuals with disabilities.  Individuals who require special needs accommodations may request assistance in writing to [email protected] prior to the scheduled meeting.

RCUH HR INFOMATION ONLY – July 12-14: TIAA Individual GRA/SRA Advisory Sessions (Virtual Meetings)

ATTENTION:  Principal Investigators & Regular-Status employees at 50-100% FTE

RCUH is now coordinating one-hour Individual/Employee Retirement (GRA/SRA) Plan Advisory Sessions with TIAA via virtual meetings July 12-14. Regardless of your current status – whether you are a long-time employee, just hired, or somewhere in between – it is never too early or too late to consider retirement planning. During these personalized sessions, you will be able to discuss your personal financial/retirement goals with a TIAA Financial Consultant on a free and confidential basis.

Because these sessions are being held during normal business hours, all employees must notify their PIs and supervisors if they would like to attend. We encourage Principal Investigators to allow their employees to attend the TIAA Advisory Sessions, if requested. 

For employees unfamiliar with the SRA (Supplemental Retirement Annuity) plan, please note that unlike the GRA (Group Retirement Annuity) plan, there is no 12-month waiting period and you may enroll or make changes to your election at any time during the year. The SRA plan with TIAA is considered a 403(b) tax-deferred annuity plan which allows an employee to make contributions via payroll deduction from his/her pre-tax earnings over and above the amount being accumulated under the RCUH basic retirement plan (GRA). 

For more information about the GRA and SRA plans, please review Policy 3.560 RCUH Retirement Plans.

We have reserved the following dates and times for individual sessions:

DatesLocation
Monday, July 12Virtual
Tuesday, July 13Virtual
Wednesday, July 14Virtual

https://shared.tiaa.org/public/publictools/events/meetingAndSeminar?employerId=1-8RJV-16

If you have questions or are unable to schedule an appointment online, please call TIAA’s Service and Scheduling Group at (800) 732-8353 Mon-Fri 6am – 3pm Hawaiʻi Standard Time.


Relevant Forms and Documents:
TIAA-SRA Supplemental Retirement Annuity – Agreement for Salary Reduction Form (B-6)

Meetings are accessible for individuals with disabilities.  Individuals who require special needs accommodations may request assistance in writing to [email protected] prior to the scheduled meeting.

RCUH HR INFORMATION ONLY: Guidance Relating to Unforeseen Disruption in Work Schedules

Reminder: June 1-November 30 is hurricane season. For more information on Hurricane Douglas, please visit the NOAA Central Pacific Hurricane Center and take the time to review your family emergency plan. (https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes)

Employees are encouraged to sign up for UH Alert to be informed via text message about emergency situations affecting the 10 UH campuses http://hawaii.edu/alert. Notifications affecting UH campuses will be posted at https://www.hawaii.edu/emergency/.

If a project is unable to offer work to their RCUH employees due to unforeseen disruptions, please follow the guidelines provided in the Unforeseen Disruption in Work Schedules Memorandum.

Please contact (808) 956-3100 or [email protected] if you have any questions.

RCUH IMPORTANT – Follow-up to RCUH Advisory #9 (May 14, 2021) regarding Return to the Workplace & COVID-19 Vaccinations

MEMORANDUM

TO:                  All Principal Investigators employing RCUH staff

FROM:           Nelson Sakamoto

                       Director of Human Resources

SUBJECT:      Follow-up to RCUH Advisory #9 (May 14, 2021) regarding Return to the Workplace & COVID-19 Vaccinations

We are providing you with additional guidance from our May 14, 2021 RCUH Advisory #9.

Advisory #9 – Applicable to RCUH employees working for a University of Hawaii Principal Investigator in Hawaii:  On May 14, 2021, the RCUH published Advisory #9 regarding the tentative return to workplace schedule for all RCUH employees working for University of Hawaii projects.  These RCUH employees are subject to the University’s return to the workplace guidelines and schedule.  The RCUH will provide updates as needed to this return to the workplace schedule.  RCUH Advisory #9 does not apply to RCUH employees permanently working outside of Hawaii. 

COVID-19 Vaccinations are Encouraged – Not Mandatory:  On February 26, 2021, the RCUH published Advisory #8 regarding the COVID-19 Vaccinations for RCUH employees on all islands.  The RCUH and the University of Hawaii encouraged our employees to get the vaccination.  At that time, the demand for vaccinations were more than the supply of vaccines. This required scheduling and coordination. Today, the vaccine supply is greater than the demand allowing employees to schedule themselves for a vaccination.  The RCUH continues to encourage all employees to get vaccinated and we continue to authorize 2.0 hours of paid time off if their vaccination is on a workday. To date, the University has not mandated vaccinations for its employees.  However, this may change in the future, should this occur the RCUH will provide you with an Advisory guidance. Any Principal Investigator whose project has a job or safety related reason to impose a mandatory vaccination rule for their RCUH employees should contact the RCUH Director of Human Resources for guidance.

Questions or other concerns: Contact me by email ([email protected]) with any questions or concerns.

RCUH INFO ONLY – May 18-20: TIAA Individual GRA/SRA Advisory Sessions (Virtual Meetings)

Monday, May 17, 2021

ATTENTION:  Principal Investigators & Regular-Status employees at 50-100% FTE

RCUH is now coordinating one-hour Individual/Employee Retirement (GRA/SRA) Plan Advisory Sessions with TIAA via virtual meetings May 18-20. Regardless of your current status – whether you are a long-time employee, just hired, or somewhere in between – it is never too early or too late to consider retirement planning. During these personalized sessions, you will be able to discuss your personal financial/retirement goals with a TIAA Financial Consultant on a free and confidential basis.

Because these sessions are being held during normal business hours, all employees must notify their PIs and supervisors if they would like to attend. We encourage Principal Investigators to allow their employees to attend the TIAA Advisory Sessions, if requested. 

For employees unfamiliar with the SRA (Supplemental Retirement Annuity) plan, please note that unlike the GRA (Group Retirement Annuity) plan, there is no 12-month waiting period and you may enroll or make changes to your election at any time during the year. The SRA plan with TIAA is considered a 403(b) tax-deferred annuity plan which allows an employee to make contributions via payroll deduction from his/her pre-tax earnings over and above the amount being accumulated under the RCUH basic retirement plan (GRA). 

For more information about the GRA and SRA plans, please review Policy 3.560 RCUH Retirement Plans.

We have reserved the following dates and times for individual sessions:

DatesLocation
Tuesday, May 18Virtual
Wednesday, May 19Virtual
Thursday, May 20Virtual

https://shared.tiaa.org/public/publictools/events/meetingAndSeminar?employerId=1-8RJV-16

If you have questions or are unable to schedule an appointment online, please call TIAA’s Service and Scheduling Group at (800) 732-8353 Mon-Fri 6am – 3pm Hawaiʻi Standard Time.


Relevant Forms and Documents:
TIAA-SRA Supplemental Retirement Annuity – Agreement for Salary Reduction Form (B-6)

Meetings are accessible for individuals with disabilities.  Individuals who require special needs accommodations may request assistance in writing to [email protected] prior to the scheduled meeting.

Future TIAA Individual Advisory Session Dates and Locations for CY 2021*:

TBD