UPDATE – Problem with Payments – January 4, 2022

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

On Tuesday, January 4, 2022, we encountered a system error which affected our end of day business processing and consequently checks could not be printed.  Vendor payments approved on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 will be processed a little later than normal on January 5, 2022.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this has caused, and we appreciate your patience.

Problem with Payments – January 4, 2022

On Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 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 we 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.

2022 Updates to UH WH-1 Form and IRS Standard Mileage Rates

Effective January 1, 2022, the following updates were made:

  • UH WH-1 Form – The University of Hawaii Statement of Citizenship and Federal Tax Status form has been updated for 2022. The new form may be found in the RCUH Procurement and Disbursing Document Library. Previous versions of the UH WH-1 Form will no longer be valid.
  • Standard mileage rates – The Internal Revenue Service has updated the standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile (includes cars, vans, pickups, and panel trucks) for business or charitable purposes. The 2022 rates are as follows:
$0.585per mile driven for business purposes, increased from $0.56 in 2021
$0.14per mile driven in service of charitable organizations (rate for volunteers)

Should you have any questions, please contact Charlene Gibo at [email protected].

2021 Aloha United Way Campaign Update

We are pleased to share the success of RCUH’s 2021 Aloha United Way Campaign. We are very grateful for the support and contributions that RCUH made this year. Not only did we increase overall participation, but together we have committed to aiding our community through our pledges to Aloha United Way.

One of the most significant changes that occurred this year compared to past campaign years is the introduction of the AUW ePledge online giving platform, where our employees were able to donate easily and effortlessly to the agency of their choice. It is our belief that when given the opportunity to see your donation made to one of the many agencies of AUW, it feels more impactful and meaningful.

Not only have we steered our direction towards online giving, we also noticed an increase in this year’s participation. We had three times (3x) the number of total participants than last year! It seems appropriate to say that providing a convenient source to pledge and a variety of ways in which to do so has made a huge impact on RCUH’s AUW campaign.

We again would like to sincerely thank you all for your donations this year and will be looking forward to another successful campaign in 2022.

Procurement Policy Updates

The following procurement policies have been updated on the RCUH website effective December 27, 2021.

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

RCUH Vendor Payments for Monday, December 27, 2021

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we will not be mailing or printing vendor checks on Monday, December 27, 2021.  Vendor checks for payments approved on Thursday, December 23, 2021 will not be mailed until we resume business operations on Tuesday, December 28, 2021.  Vendor payments approved on Monday, December 27, 2021, will be processed on Tuesday, December 28, 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.

RCUH Vendor Payments for Monday, December 20, 2021

Due to unforeseen circumstances, RCUH will not be mailing or printing vendor checks on Monday, December 20, 2021.  Vendor checks for payments approved on Friday, December 17, 2021 will not be mailed until Tuesday, December 21, 2021.  Vendor payments approved on Monday, December 20, 2021 will also be processed on Tuesday, December 21, 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 Tuesday, December 21, 2021.

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

RCUH Vendor Payments for Monday, December 6, 2021

Due to the inclement weather, the payment approval deadline for Monday, December 6, 2021 will be 3:20 p.m.  Online payment transactions approved before 3:20 p.m. on December 6 will be included in the daily check print and ePayment file for December 6.  Online payment transactions approved after 3:20 p.m. on December 6 will be processed on Tuesday, December 7, 2021.

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

Payment Approval Deadline for 12/23/21 and 12/30/21

The payment approval deadline on Thursday, December 23 and Thursday, December 30 is 12:00 noon.  Online payment transactions approved by Fiscal Administrators by 12:00 noon on December 23 and 30 will be included in the daily check print and ePayment file. 

The last check run for the calendar year will be on Thursday, December 30, 2021.  Month-end processing will commence at 12:00 noon on December 30, 2021.  During this period, online purchasing, payment, and travel transactions can be initiated, but Fiscal Administrators will not have the ability to approve transactions.  Transactions approved after 12:00 noon on December 30 will not be included in project reports for the month of December.

If you have any questions, please contact Maile Brooks at 988-8340 or [email protected].

RCUH names Assistant Facility Security Officer

RCUH Director of Corporate Services, Ms. Kaylee Hull, has been named RCUH Assistant Facility Security Officer (AFSO), a new role that serves to support research projects that require security clearances. She will be assisting Executive Director Leonard Gouveia, Jr., who will continue to serve as the Facility Security Officer (FSO) for RCUH.

If you have any questions or need assistance with security matters, please feel free to call (808) 988-8311 or email [email protected].