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Virtual Forum: Foreign Intrusion into Academic Research & Training

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

Designing, Furnishing, and Installing Functional Workspaces for the Relocation of RCUH Offices

The Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii announces the issuance of Request for Proposals (RFP) No. CS2022-1, “Designing, Furnishing, and Installing Functional Workspaces for the Relocation of RCUH Offices from the University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa Innovation Center to East-West Center Burns Hall”.

All questions about the RFP must be directed to Kaylee Hull at RCUH via email to [email protected]. Closing Date for Receipt of Offeror Questions is 4:00 PM (Hawaii Standard Time), July 15, 2022.

Completed proposals must be submitted via email to [email protected] and received no later than 4:00 PM (Hawaii Standard Time), August 12, 2022. It is the Offeror’s responsibility to ensure confirmation of proposal receipt prior to the Closing Date for Receipt of Proposals.  Proposals received after the time and date fixed for submittal will not be considered. 

A schedule of key dates is included in the RFP.

Click here to download the RFP.

What’s New in the RCUH Training Portal?

There are more than a hundred new online courses in the RCUH Training Portal, including a bunch of 5-minute introductory lessons on Microsoft 365. The following may interest you as well:

  • Budgeting Basics for Managers
  • Disability Awareness
  • Effective Communication

The new courses are highlighted in blue in the course catalog. If you need access to the RCUH Training Portal, please complete the registration form.

If you have any questions about the training portal, please email [email protected].

RCUH HR IMPORTANT: June 16-30 eTimesheets DUE to RCUH HR by 12noon Friday, July 1st (Expedited payroll processing period due to July 4th holiday)

It is especially important this pay period to ensure all eTimesheets are submitted and approved by the RCUH Payroll deadline on Friday, July 1st by 12noon.  There will be a very short window of opportunity to handle last minute manual adjustments and follow-ups with projects since the RCUH Human Resources Department will need to confirm payroll by close of business the afternoon of Friday, July 1st to ensure employees are paid timely on Thursday, July 7th

Starting at 11am on Friday, July 1st, RCUH HR will start following up with primary and secondary eTimesheet approvers via phone call and email to ensure all submitted eTimesheets are approved and processed. 

Your timeliness and cooperation on this matter are greatly appreciated.

Should you have any questions, please contact the RCUH Payroll Staff at [email protected].

RCUH HR INFORMATION ONLY – Benefits Summary Available for View on ESS

Effective July 1, 2022, you will be able to view any changes in Benefits you may have made during the RCUH Open Enrollment period. Please log in to the ESS Portal, and open the Benefits tab. You will find your elected Benefits Summary located here. Please keep in mind that any changes to your Benefits are effective July 1, 2022. If you would like to view the changes, enter the date 07/01/2022.

If there are any questions regarding your benefits plans or elections, please contact RCUH Benefits immediately so we can assist you.

Call for Project Photos

Throughout the year, RCUH visually features projects in publications, communications, videos, etc. And your project could be featured in the next calendar shot or annual report cover! Please send us a selection of your best project photos for our library.

  • Ideal photos should be clear and bright
  • 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 30, 2022. Photos may be sent as attachments or via the UH File Drop (for require authentication, please select “No login required”).

Thank you for sharing your work with us!

RCUH HR INFORMATION ONLY – ACCEPTING TUITION REIMBURSEMENT APPLICATIONS

RCUH is now accepting tuition reimbursement applications. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible as requests are approved on a first come, first served basis, up to the limit of available funds. Please note that applications are due 2 business days prior to the first day of instruction in the applicable semester. For example, University of Hawaii’s first day of Summer 2022 (2nd Session) starts on July 5th, therefore, COMPLETED applications for the summer semester is due to us no later than Wednesday, June 29, 2022 by 5:00 PM.

Please review the RCUH Tuition Expense Reimbursement Policy (3.460), for additional information on details of the policy and eligibility requirements.

Relevant Form: RCUH Tuition Reimbursement Application Form

Please contact [email protected] or (808) 956-3100 if you have any questions.

RCUH HR INFORMATION ONLY: Guidance Relating to Unforeseen Disruption in Work Schedules

Reminder: June 1-November 30 is hurricane season. For more information, please visit the NOAA Central Pacific Hurricane Center and take the time to review your family emergency plan. (https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes)

Employees are encouraged to sign up for UH Alert to be informed via text message about emergency situations affecting the 10 UH campuses http://hawaii.edu/alert. Notifications affecting UH campuses will be posted at https://www.hawaii.edu/emergency/.

If a project is unable to offer work to their RCUH employees due to unforeseen disruptions, please follow the guidelines provided in the Unforeseen Disruption in Work Schedules Memorandum.

Please contact (808) 956-3100 or [email protected] if you have any questions

RCUH HR IMPORTANT – RCUH Human Resources Online Systems Down Saturday, 06/25/22 5:00 AM to 10:00 AM

All RCUH Human Resources online systems will be down on Saturday, 06/25/22 at 5:00 AM (HST) to 10:00 AM (HST) for system maintenance.

This will include:

  • Human Resources Portal
  • Employee Self Service (ESS)
  • Careers/Recruiting
  • New Hire Documents (EHS)

We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause.

If you have any questions, please contact Taylor Sumi at (808) 956-6318 or [email protected].

Service Dates for Online Payments Processed During July 1 to August 31, 2022

The fiscal year-end cutoff for RCUH online payment transactions is 12:00 noon on Thursday, June 30, 2022. All online payment transactions processed after Thursday, June 30, 2022 through Wednesday, August 31, 2022, will require service dates. The service date format is MM/DD/YY.

For payments that will be processed or approved after Friday, July 29, 2022, are $100,000 or greater, and have service dates of June 30, 2022 or earlier, please complete the RCUH AP Worksheet. Please include estimates or projections for invoices that have not been received as of July 29. Please email your worksheet to Staci Saito at [email protected] by Monday, August 1, 2022. If there are no payments to report, please email Staci to report that there are no items by Monday, August 1, 2022.

A service date field is provided on all payment forms and is identified with the heading “S/D”. The service date is the date goods are received or services are performed. For certain types of payments including travel completions, petty cash reimbursements, extended services, etc., the service date entered should be the last day of the period covered by the payment. However, if the service period covers multiple fiscal years, allocate costs in each fiscal year incurred. For example, if the service period is from June 1, 2022 to July 31, 2022, record costs incurred from June 1 to June 30 with a 06/30/22 service date and costs incurred from July 1 to July 31 with a 07/31/22 service date.  

This information is needed to ensure that RCUH liabilities are properly reported as of June 30, 2022. Our auditors, N&K CPAs Inc., will be reviewing selected documents processed during this period as part of their audit procedures. Accordingly, please be advised that we may be requesting copies of payment documents for review. 

Please contact Maile Brooks at (808) 988-8340 or [email protected] if you have any questions. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

RCUH HR IMPORTANT – RCUH Human Resources Online Systems Down Friday, 06/10/22 5:00 PM to Sunday, 06/12/22 11:00 AM

All RCUH Human Resources online systems will be down on Friday, 06/10/22 at 5:00 PM (HST) to Sunday, 06/12/22 11:00 AM (HST) for system maintenance.

This will include:

  • Human Resources Portal
  • Employee Self Service (ESS)
  • Careers/Recruiting
  • New Hire Documents (EHS)

We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause.

If you have any questions, please contact Taylor Sumi at (808) 956-6318 or [email protected].