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 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 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)

Legal Professional Services Awards – Fiscal Year 2022

*NOTE: This posting was edited on July 8, 2021 to add the award to provide legal services related to employment, to the RCUH Corporate Office.
Project TitleTo provide legal services related to maritime/admiralty, to the RCUH Corporate Office.
Selected ConsultantMichael J. Nakano, Esq. (Cox Wootton Lerner Griffin & Hansen)
Contract Amount$20,000.00
Date of AwardJune 30, 2021
Consultants Considered (ranked candidates only)No other submissions.
Appointing OfficerLeonard R. Gouveia, Jr.
Project TitleTo provide legal services related to immigration, to the RCUH Corporate Office.
Selected ConsultantNewton J. Chu, Esq. (Torkildson Katz Hetherington Harris & Knorek)
Contract Amount$15,000.00
Date of AwardJune 30, 2021
Consultants Considered (ranked candidates only)Vaughn G.T. Cook (Torkildson Katz Hetherington Harris & Knorek)
Appointing OfficerLeonard R. Gouveia, Jr.
Project TitleTo provide legal services related to employee benefits/taxes, to the RCUH Corporate Office.
Selected ConsultantJoseph D’Amato, Esq. (D’Amato & Maloney)
Contract Amount$40,000.00
Date of AwardJuly 6, 2021
Consultants Considered (ranked candidates only)No other applicants in the specialty area of employee benefits.  Other applicants in the general employment field included:  Barry W. Marr, Esq. (Marr Jones & Wang); Andrew L. Pepper (Jackson Lewis); Richard M. Rand (Marr Jones & Wang); Sarah O. Wang (Marr Jones & Wang); Christopher J. Cole (Marr Jones & Wang); Patrick H. Jones (Marr Jones & Wang); Kristi O’Heron (Marr Jones & Wang); Newton J. Chu (Torkildson Katz Hetherington Harris & Knorek); Christopher S.Y. Yeh (Marr Jones & Wang); Eileen C. Zorc (Marr Jones & Wang); Megumi Sakae (Marr Jones & Wang); Cecily D.M. Kaya (Marr Jones & Wang); Andrea L. Miyashita (Marr Jones & Wang); Ronald Tang (Marr Jones & Wang).
Appointing OfficerLeonard R. Gouveia, Jr.
Project TitleTo provide legal services related to taxes and payroll, to the RCUH Corporate Office.
Selected ConsultantVaughn G.T. Cook (Torkildson Katz Hetherington Harris & Knorek)
Contract Amount$15,000.00
Date of AwardJuly 6, 2021
Consultants Considered (ranked candidates only)John J. D’Amato (D’Amato & Maloney) (employee benefits tax only)
Appointing OfficerLeonard R. Gouveia, Jr.
Project TitleTo provide legal services related to employment, to the RCUH Corporate Office.
Selected Consultant Barry W. Marr, Esq. (Marr Jones & Wang)
Contract Amount$50,000.00
Date of AwardJuly 8, 2021
Consultants Considered (ranked candidates only) Andrew L. Pepper (Jackson Lewis); Richard M. Rand (Marr Jones & Wang); Sarah O. Wang (Marr Jones & Wang); Christopher J. Cole (Marr Jones & Wang); Patrick H. Jones (Marr Jones & Wang); Kristi O’Heron (Marr Jones & Wang); Newton J. Chu (Torkildson Katz Hetherington Harris & Knorek); Christopher S.Y. Yeh (Marr Jones & Wang); Eileen C. Zorc (Marr Jones & Wang); Megumi Sakae (Marr Jones & Wang); Cecily D.M. Kaya (Marr Jones & Wang); Andrea L. Miyashita (Marr Jones & Wang); Ronald Tang (Marr Jones & Wang).
Appointing OfficerLeonard R. Gouveia, Jr.