Memorandum on Juneteenth

Today, President Joe Biden signed into law legislation establishing June 19 as “Juneteenth National Independence Day”, a U.S. federal holiday, effective immediately. Federal agencies will be recognizing Friday, June 18, 2021 as “Juneteenth Day Holiday,” since June 19, 2021 falls on a Saturday.

On June 16, 2021, Governor David lge signed SB 939 – Relating to Juneteenth Day. The intent of SB 939 is to establish June 19th of each year as a day to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States and to honor and recognize the significant roles and contributions of African Americans in the history of the United States. Under SB 939, June 19th is not a State Holiday.

RCUH employees working in a federal facility should check with their Principal Investigators today (June 17) regarding how the Juneteenth Day Holiday may affect their work schedules.

Principal Investigators should refer to the attached “Unforeseen Disruption in Work Schedules” for guidance, or follow how you handle the federal Columbus Day Holiday.

Problem with Payments — May 3, 2021

On Monday, May 3, 2021, we encountered a system error which affected our end of day business processing and consequently checks could not be printed.  We are working to resolve the issue and will post an updated announcement when the RCUH 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 Strategic Planning Questionnaire

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As RCUH prepares our path for the next five years, we want to ensure that our vision is aligned with the researchers we serve. Please share your feedback on RCUH’s services by completing a brief survey of 12-13 questions. This survey should only take 7 minutes and will make an impact as to how RCUH allocates our resources and adjusts our goals moving forward.

Please submit your feedback by Friday, April 16, 2021. Mahalo.

“UH Research: Compliance, Governance & Security” Webinar: March 23, 10 a.m.

Faculty, staff, and administrators in the research community are invited to attend a briefing on Compliance, Governance & Security as it relates to research. This webinar is an informational briefing for principal investigators, researchers, administrators and support staff and will provide information on: undue foreign influence, conflicts of interest and conflicts of commitment, recently implemented DOD regulations (e.g. NIST 800-171 Self Assessment), and a walk through of the UH data governance process for research.

Special guest speaker Shawn Case, Counterintelligence Special Agent at the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA), will join the panel to offer insights from the federal government’s lens.

Shawn’s bio: http://datagov.intranet.hawaii.edu/speaker-bio-shawn-case/ (UH login required)

WEBINAR INFORMATION:

When: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 10:00 AM Hawaii time
Topic: UH Research: Compliance, Governance & Security

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://hawaii.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_S94VIIkuTbGzW9o6AZcLfw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Questions?  Email [email protected].

Hosted by: Office of Research Compliance, Information Technology Services, and Data Governance Office.

Virtual Forum: Foreign Intrusion into Academic Research & Training

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Thursday, April 29, 2021
9:00-11:00 a.m.
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Academic espionage. Intellectual property theft. While these may sound similar to themes from a spy film, foreign governments have been seeking to influence, interfere, and, in some cases, steal research from American universities for many years.

Although most foreign students, researchers, or professors are studying or working in the U.S. for legitimate reasons, it is important for researchers to be aware of the ongoing threat of foreign intrusion into academia. Join us at RCUH’s annual forum “Foreign Intrusion into Academic Research & Training” on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Learn how and why U.S. adversaries are infiltrating our research community with speakers from the:

  • Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA)
  • Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS)
  • University of Hawai’i

RCUH Advisory #8 – COVID-19 Vaccinations Update

RCUH Advisory #7 – COVID-19 Vaccinations

The RCUH has been working with the University of Hawai‘i (UH) on a COVID-19 Vaccination Plan. We were informed late last week that RCUH employees may be provided an opportunity to be vaccinated starting this week. We encourage employees to take the vaccination, and to contact their personal physician if they have any questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.

RCUH Vendor Payments for Thursday, January 7, 2021

Due to unforeseen circumstances, RCUH will not be mailing or printing vendor checks on Thursday, January 7, 2021.  Vendor checks for payments approved on Wednesday January 6, 2021 will not be mailed until we resume business operations on Friday, January 8, 2021.  Vendor payments approved on Thursday, January 7, 2021 will be processed on Friday, January 8, 2021.

The Financial Portal will remain open and you may process and approve online purchase orders, payments, and travel.  However, RCUH transactions for UH Extramural accounts will NOT be transmitted and posted to the UH Kuali Financial System until we resume business operations.

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

New Additions to RCUH Training Portal

Over the last six months, interest in our online training has grown! The new year rings in with 15 new and 39 updated courses to the RCUH Training Portal. You may want to check out the following:

  • Coaching Skills 3.0
  • Creative Problem Solving 2.0
  • Diving In 1.0
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback 2.0
  • Multitasking Myths 1.0
  • Working While Ill 1.0

Click here to view a complete list of courses. If you need access to the RCUH Training Portal, please complete the online request form. Any questions may be emailed to RCUH Corporate Services at [email protected].