Power Outage Affecting RCUH Offices at the Manoa Innovation Center (updated)

The Manoa Innovation Center (MIC) has experienced an unforeseen power outage, which is affecting RCUH’s Finance and Corporate Services Departments. Phones are out of service and email service may be limited. Electricians and HECO are looking into the cause of the outage, which may take several hours. An update will be provided once power is restored. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

1:45 p.m. Update – Power has been restored at MIC.

RCUH offices at Manoa Innovation Center without power (Updated)

Update (12:02 p.m.): Power has been restored to the building.

There is currently a power outage at the Manoa Innovation Center, which is affecting the RCUH Finance and Corporate Services departments. Phones are out of service and email service is limited. An update will be provided once power is restored. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Procurement Policy Updates

In an effort to increase awareness of updates to RCUH’s policies and procedures, the following changes have been made on RCUH’s website since the previous announcement (released on May 10, 2021):

Should you have any questions, please contact Erin Yoda at [email protected].

RCUH COVID-19 Advisory #11 – Mandatory Vaccinations or Weekly Testing

For Principal Investigators & RCUH Employees — Effective August 16, 2021, Mandatory Vaccinations or Weekly Testing

This advisory, the eleventh in the series of RCUH advisories, provides guidance to PIs and RCUH employees relating to Governor David Ige’s Emergency Proclamation for Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination or Weekly Testing.

Share your project photos

We are seeking visually captivating photos that exemplify your project’s mission and day-to-day operations for use in various RCUH publications, communications, videos, etc. If you’ve sent us photos in the past, feel free to share any new images you may have!

  • Ideal photos should be clear
  • Action or staged activities are preferred (no headshots)
  • Minimum size: 600 x 600 pixels. Resolution: 300 dpi.

Please complete the photo information form and send your photos to [email protected] by Friday, September 3, 2021. Photos may be sent as attachments or via UH File Drop.

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

Mahalo for sharing your work with us!

Photo by Mark Sullivan (Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program)

More than 100 new, updated online courses in the RCUH Training Portal

The RCUH Training Portal now includes more than 400 general interest courses. In the July 2021 catalog, you’ll find new courses such as:

  • Active Listening
  • Best Email Practices
  • Interview Preparation
  • Realize Your Team is Your Customer
  • Tap into Their Passion, Unleash the Energy

Click here to view a complete list of courses (new/updated courses are listed in blue). If you need access to the RCUH Training Portal, please complete the online request form. You may also email [email protected] if you have any questions.

Nominations Open for 2021 Outstanding Employees of the Year Awards

Supporting each Principal Investigator is a team of researchers, project managers, professionals, and support staff. One (or more) of them could be our next outstanding employee awardee!

The RCUH Outstanding Employees of the Year Awards encourage, recognize, and reward RCUH employees who have made demonstrable, significant, and exemplary contributions to their project during the past fiscal year (July 2020–June 2021) or years.


Three award categories are available:

  1. Researcher/Project Manager/Professional (exempt status position)
  2. Project Support Staff (non-exempt status position)
  3. Team (2-5 staff in exempt and/or non-exempt Regular-status positions)


  • $1,000 to the first place awardee in each category
  • $500 to the second place awardee in each category
  • Team awards for first and second place will be shared equally among team members

All nominees and awardees will be announced in the fall.


A Principal Investigator may submit one nomination. PIs may re-nominate an employee who did not place first or second in a previous year. Team nominations are limited to no more than five individuals. Click here for the nomination form.


The deadline to submit a nomination is Tuesday, August 31, 2021.Email your nomination to RCUH Corporate Services at [email protected]

For more information, please refer to policy 3.450 Outstanding Employee of the Year or contact RCUH Corporate Services at [email protected] or 808-988-8314.