TO: All Principal Investigators Employing RCUH Regular Salaried Employees
Governor Josh Green has issued an Executive Memorandum authorizing eight (8) hours of administrative leave for Regular-Salaried employees on December 22 or December 29, 2023. Pursuant to the Governor’s and UH President’s memo, RCUH Executive Director Leonard Gouveia has authorized the following:
Regular, Full-Time, salaried employees will be given administrative leave with pay on December 22 or December 29, 2023. Part-Time, salaried employees shall be granted a proportionate amount, based off their Full-Time Equivalency (FTE), of administrative leave from their scheduled working time. For example, a Part-Time salaried employee at 50% FTE is entitled to four (4) hours of administrative leave.
The leave must be taken all at once on either day and shall not be split in any manner.
Employees paid on an hourly basis (not on a monthly salary) and employees on suspension or leave without pay status on both days are not entitled to administrative leave.
It is the responsibility of the Principal Investigator to ensure that arrangements for administrative leave are fairly applied to all eligible employees.
Eligible employees required to work on December 22 and December 29 shall be given equivalent administrative time off at some other date determined by the Principal Investigator. This leave must be used no later than January 5, 2024.
Eligible employees on vacation or sick leave on December 22 and/or 29 should charge only the hours in excess of their applicable administrative leave. However, if adjustment to vacation credits would result in forfeiture, the employees should be allowed equivalent administrative leave off on other dates as determined by the Principal Investigator, not to be applied after January 5, 2024.
Despite the granting of administrative leave, the Governor reminded all Department Heads that the offices should be adequately staffed on December 22 and December 29 to provide necessary service to the public between the hours of 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Principal Investigators whose projects service the public should take appropriate steps to ensure compliance with this requirement.
Time Reporting: On the RCUH eTimesheet, please report Administrative Leave hours using the Holiday Administrative Leave with Pay Code “ADM” available as a drop-down option on the “Leave/Other Codes” row.
Please remember, the RCUH Core Offices will be closed all day on Monday, December 25, 2023 and January 1, 2024. RCUH will reopen for business on December 26, 2023 and January 2, 2024.
Any questions regarding this memo may be addressed to Director of Human Resources Kira Higa at [email protected].
In our ongoing efforts to provide our project staff with early communication, please note the following 2023 Year-End Important Dates:
ePAF Deadline: December 13, 2023 (Wednesday)
Deadline for all retroactive payroll correction and adjustment requests for 2023. Pay period ending 12/15/2023 is the last payroll for the tax year 2023 and the last chance for retroactive payroll adjustments to be processed in the current payroll year. Any adjustments posted after pay period ending 12/15/2023 will be considered 2024 earnings/adjustments and will NOT be included in the employee’s W-2 form for 2023.
FINAL PAYROLL FOR THE 2023 TAX YEAR: December 18, 2023 (Monday) at Noon
Payroll deadline for the 12/01 – 15/2023 pay period. Please ensure that ALL eTimesheets are submitted and approved by the RCUH HR payroll deadline. Any late timesheets processed after pay period ending 12/15/2023 will be considered 2024 earnings/adjustments and will NOT be included in the employee’s W-2 form for 2023.
December 25, 2023 (Monday)
December 26, 2023 (Tuesday)
Deadline to consent for electronic W-2 form and mailing/email address changes. We ask that Projects encourage all of their employees to consent to receive their W-2 electronically through the secure Employee Self-Service site.
January 1, 2023 (Monday)
New Year’s Day Holiday
First payroll for the 2024 Tax Year: January 2, 2023 (Tuesday) at Noon
Payroll deadline for the 12/16 – 31/2023 pay period
Employee Self-Service> Personal Information > Home and Mailing Address
Add Security Questions in RCUH Employee Self-Service
This feature will enable system security features such as password resets. Users will have the ability to create individualized responses to the questions. Those who do not complete the security question(s) will need to call RCUH Human Resources for assistance with password verification
Employee Self-Service> Personal Information > Personal Information Summary > Security Questions [email protected] (808) 956-8900
RCUH Policy No. 3.232 RCUH Funding of Positions requires all RCUH employees’ payroll and fringe benefits to be charged to a valid (i.e., active/funded) project number(s). Projects are responsible for all charges incurred on an expired account which may result in a questioned cost. Principal Investigators and Fiscal Administrators are also responsible for ensuring that their employees are on accounts with sufficient funding.
Options for employees that are on an expired or expiring account are:
Submit an ePAF to transfer the employee to a valid project number by the RCUH ePAF deadline
If you have received your sponsor’s approval for additional funding or for a No-Cost Extension (NCE), provide documentation via eUpload in the HR Portal
Effective immediately, RCUH Human Resources will no longer be sending notifications to the projects every pay period to inform them of employees charged to an expiring project account. In the event we identify employees who have been consistently charged to an expired project account, RCUH HR will reach out to the project for corrective action as appropriate.
If you have any questions, please contact RCUH HR Information Systems at [email protected].
TO: Principal Investigators, Project Administrators, and Fiscal Administrators
This announcement is applicable for Principal Investigators/projects that follow the Federal fiscal year or for PIs who have missed the first round (July) of the annual performance evaluation period and have submitted performance evaluations by the deadline for their eligible employees.
The online Pay Award/Personnel Action Form (PA/PAF) is now available via the Human Resources Portal. This is the second step in the October annual performance evaluation period process to elect to provide eligible employees with the pay adjustment (increase to base salary) and/or award (one-time payment) effective October 1, 2023. There will be an option to provide eligible employees with a retroactive lumpsum payment covering July 1, 2023 to September 30, 2023.
Principal Investigators must complete and submit the PA/PAF no later than 4:30 P.M. on Tuesday, October 10th. Employees will see the pay award or pay adjustment reflected on their pay statement on October 20 (pay day for the pay period October 1-15, 2023).
The RCUH Human Resources Portal and Employee Self-Service (ESS) upgrade and new layout are now live!
You may now access the Human Resources Portal and ESS via the NEW links below. Please be sure to update your bookmarks. You can also go to RCUH.com > Human Resources Portal and Employee Self-Service for the most up-to-date links.
We will continue to explore ways to improve our system and the user experience. If you have any questions or feedback, please contact RCUH HR Information Systems via phone (808-956-8900) or email ([email protected]).
All RCUH Human Resources online systems will be down on Friday, 09/08/23 at 6:00 PM (HST) to Sunday 09/10/23 Noon (HST) for the system upgrade. Please refer to the previous news announcement for more details.
This will include:
Human Resources Portal
Employee Self-Service (ESS)
New Hire Documents (EHS)
We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause.
If you have any questions, please contact RCUH HR Information Systems via phone (808-956-8900) or email ([email protected]).
We are pleased to share that the technical issues for the RCUH Human Resources Portal/Employee Self-Service system have been resolved and the upgrade is ready for implementation.
Resolution of Technical Issue:
Our team has been working diligently to address and resolve the technical challenges that led to the delay of the system upgrade on August 28, 2023. After thorough analysis and testing, we are confident that the issues have been fully resolved. We appreciate your patience and support throughout this process.
New System Launch Date: 9/11/23
We are excited to announce that the new launch date for the RCUH Human Resources Portal/Employee Self-Service system upgrade is set for September 11, 2023. The extra time taken to address the technical issues ensures that we will be able to provide you with a seamless and enhanced experience when using the system.
Mark Your Calendars:
Friday, September 8, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. to Sunday, September 10, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. (HST): The RCUH Human Resources online systems will be down during this time to prepare for our new website and system upgrade. This will include:
Human Resources Portal
Employee-Self Service (ESS)
New Hire Documents (EHS)
Monday, September 11, 2023: New launch date for the upgraded system. Effective Monday, September 11, 2023, the links to the Human Resources Portal and Employee Self-Service will change. You will receive the new URLs the morning of September 11. You can also go to RCUH.com > Human Resources Portal and Employee Self-Service for the most up-to-date links.
We recognize the impact that this upgrade has on our operations and your work, and we are committed to making this transition as seamless as possible. We believe that the upgraded system will significantly enhance your productivity and overall experience.
Your feedback is invaluable to us. As you start using the new RCUH Human Resources Portal/Employee Self-Service system, please don’t hesitate to share your thoughts and insights with us. We are here to provide any support you may need during this transition.
If you have any questions or feedback, please contact RCUH HR Information Systems via phone (808-956-8900) or email ([email protected]).