RCUH Vendor Payments for November 15, 16, and 17, 2022 – UPDATE

On Tuesday, November 15, 2022, we encountered a system error that affected our end-of-day business processing.  We are continuing to work on resolving this issue.  Vendor payments for transactions approved on Tuesday, November 15, Wednesday, November 16, and Thursday, November 17 will be processed when the issue is resolved.

The Financial Portal will remain open and online purchasing, payment, and travel transactions can be created and approved. However, RCUH transactions approved on November 15, 16, and 17 for UH Extramural accounts will NOT be transmitted or posted to the UH Kuali Financial System, and UH Project Fiscal Reports may reflect incorrect amounts and balances until the issue is resolved.

Manual checks can be issued during this period on an emergency basis. Fiscal Administrators should contact RCUH Disbursing at [email protected].

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.

2022 RCUH Outstanding Employees of the Year


On October 27, 2022, a gathering of nearly 100 celebrated the accomplishments of 16 exemplary RCUH employees at the newly renovated University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Campus Center Ballroom.

A selection committee comprised of Ken Hayashida, Marie Kumabe, and Clyde Shiigi selected the awardees based on the nominees’:

  • Initiative, leadership, and resourcefulness in carrying out their achievements,
  • Impact of their achievements on the project, professional field, and/or larger community, and
  • Other variables such as the significance or quality of their achievements.

RCUH proudly announces this year’s awardees:

TEAM CATEGORY

First Place: Telecommunications and Social Informatics (TASI), UH Social Science Research Institute
Ginger Porter, Umerang Imetengel, and Alyssa Shimizu

Second Place: Cyberinfrastructure, UH Information Technology Services
Michelle Choe, Sean Cleveland, Maria Dumanlang, Jennifer Geis, and Jared McLean

Honorable Mention: Shepherd Research Lab, UH Cancer Center
Nisa Kelly and En Liu


PROJECT SUPPORT STAFF CATEGORY

First Place: Kelsey McBeain, Department of Oceanography, UH School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology

Second Place: Naomi Moran, Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

Honorable Mention: Joanna Norton, Cassava Improvement Project, UH College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources


RESEARCHER/PROJECT MANAGER CATEGORY

First Place: Cris Milne, Hawaiʻi Center for AIDS, UH John A. Burns School of Medicine

Second Place: Hank Oppenheimer, Plant Extinction and Prevention Program, Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit, UH College of Natural Sciences

Honorable Mention: Jesse Abdul, Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research, UH School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology

Each individual received a certificate and cash award. Additionally, first-place awardees received $1000 (shared equally by team members), while second-place awardees received $500 (shared equally by team members).

We wish to acknowledge and thank the following principal investigators who submitted nominations: Dominic Chow, Kyle Edwards, Jeffrey Hare & Douglas Luther, Christina Higa & Norman H. Okamura, Shaya Honarvar,  Gwen Jacobs, Satoshi Miyazaki, John Shepherd, and Sharon Wages. Congratulations to all!

UPDATE – Problem with Payments – October 7, 2022

The RCUH Financial Portal is back in operation and users may resume approving transactions in the Financial Portal.

On Friday, October 7, 2022, we encountered a system error that affected our end-of-day business processing and consequently, checks could not be printed.  Checks for vendor payments approved on Friday, October 7, 2022, will be processed in accordance with our regular processing schedule.  However, ePayments for vendor payments approved on Friday, October 7, 2022, may experience a one-day delay due to the Columbus Day Federal holiday on Monday, October 10, 2022.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

Problem with Payments – October 7, 2022

On Friday, October 7, 2022, we encountered a system error that affected our end-of-day business processing and consequently, checks could not be printed.  We are working to resolve this issue and will post an updated announcement when the Financial Portal is back in operation. At this time, online purchasing, payment, and travel transactions cannot be approved until the issue is resolved. 

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

RCUH Awards Luncheon — October 27, 2022

The awards luncheon for the 2022 RCUH Outstanding Employees of the Year will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2022, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the newly revitalized University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Campus Center Ballroom.

Please join us in honoring 16 exemplary employees and celebrating an in-person return to this always highly-anticipated event. We will be complying with UHM COVID-19 guidelines in effect on luncheon day, which may include masking requirements when not actively eating or drinking.

Reservations are now being taken and seating is limited. Please use this form to RSVP by October 7, 2022.

Should you have any questions, please contact RCUH Corporate Services at [email protected] or (808) 988-8314.

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2022 Forum Report & Recording Available

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s forum, “Pathways to Research Success: Lessons Learned.” If you were unable to attend the virtual event, please view the forum report below.

RCUH has also decided to make the recording available, but please be aware of some minor technical issues, such as video clarity, screen size. Click here to view the recording.

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Face masks required indoors on UH campuses and properties (Effective May 25, 2022)

A notification was sent out from the UH Office of Communications that effective Wednesday, May 25, 2022, face masks are once again required indoors across the University of Hawai’i System, except when working alone or separated from others by 6 feet or more. Restoration of this practice, consistent with current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations, was recommended by UH medical and public health experts and the State of Hawai’i Department of Health and affirmed by UH leadership.

Reinstatement of the comprehensive indoor mask requirement will help prevent further spread of the COVID-19 virus and better protect the health of everyone as every county in the state but one is currently assessed to have a “high” level of COVID-19 community transmission by the CDC. Only Hawaiʻi County is still rated “medium.” The CDC also ranks the state as 4th highest in the nation with an average 7-day case rate of 495.9 cases per 100,000 people.

The indoor face mask requirement will remain in place and be re-evaluated when the level of COVID-19 transmission in the state decreases.   

For additional information, you may visit UH COVID-19 Guidelines or State Department of Health return-to-work guidance

Mahalo for your cooperation in keeping our community safe.

RCUH HR Information Only: May 13 and May 17: Training Session – Frequently Used HR Policies

To: RCUH Principal Investigators and Project Staff

SUBJECT: RCUH Information Only – Training Session: RCUH Human Resources: Frequently Used HR Policies (May 13 via Zoom, May 17 in-person)

Please join RCUH Human Resources Director of Human Resources, Nelson Sakamoto in one of his last two training sessions, “Frequently Used HR Policies.”  These half-day sessions (4 hours total) for RCUH Principal Investigators and Project Staff will be available via Zoom (Friday, May 13th in the morning) and in-person at the UH Cancer Center Kakaako campus (Tuesday, May 17th in the afternoon). The training will cover key HR policies for RCUH projects and will be divided into four 1-hour segments. The agenda for both training sessions will be the same as stated below:

Tentative Agenda:

Hour 1:  Introduction of Kira Higa, What RCUH Human Resources Can and Cannot do for you, Changes in policies, New Hire Orientation, Probation Period, Work Schedules/Locations, eTimesheet/Time Reporting, Payroll, General overview of RCUH Employee Benefits, Vacation and Sick Leave, Protected Leaves, and Q&A.

Hour 2: RCUH Job Descriptions, Reclassifications, Recruitment, RCUH Postdoc Category, Shared Employee/Appointment, Selection, Probationary Period, Non-Recruited Hires (new process), J-1 Visa (update), Volunteers, Hiring employees in locations outside of Hawai`I, and Q&A.

(Break)

Hour 3: Performance Evaluations, Updated Pay Schedule, New Pay Schedule (effective October 1, 2022), Setting new hire or reclassification Pay Rates, Performance Problems, Corrective Action,  How to avoid HR problems, Role of the Supervisor of an RCUH employee and Q&A.

Hour 4: Employee/Independent Contractor, Safety/Accident Reporting/Workers’ Comp., Light Duty/Job Physical Analysis, HIOSH Joint Employer Liabilities, EEO/complaint process, Mandatory Training, and Q&A.

Zoom Online Training
Date: Friday, May 13, 2022
Time: 8:30am – 12:30pm
Location: ZOOM link provided by Thursday, May 12
Registration via RCUH Training Portal by Thursday, May 12, 4:00pm

In-Person Training (Honolulu)
Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Time: 12:30pm – 4:30pm
Location: UH Cancer Center Auditorium, 701 Ilalo St, Honolulu, HI 96813
Registration via RCUH Training Portal by Friday, May 13, 4:00pm
No walk-ins. Restricted access required pre-registration.
Individuals who require special needs accommodations are encouraged to request assistance in writing to [email protected] at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled meeting.

Registration is available in the RCUH Training Portal. If you need to request access to the RCUH Training Portal, please complete this form.