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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

RCUH HR INFORMATION ONLY: HMSA COVID-19 Support to the Hawaii Business Community – A one­-month 15% Reduction on HMSA Medical Plan Premiums for October 1-31, 2021

TO: RCUH Regular Status Employees who elected an HMSA Medical Plan

On behalf of Nelson Sakamoto, RCUH Director of Human Resources, please see Memorandum (Re: HMSA COVID-19 Support to the Hawaii Business Community – A one-month 15% Reduction on HMSA Medical Plan Premiums for October 1-31, 2021) – 2 pages.

RCUH HR IMPORTANT – RCUH Human Resources Online Systems Down Saturday, 09/25/21 5:00 AM to 10:00 AM

All RCUH Human Resources online systems will be down on Saturday, 09/25/21 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].

RCUH HR IMPORTANT – RCUH 2021 Annual Performance Evaluation Training

Attention Principal Investigators and Supervisors: RCUH 2021 Annual Performance Evaluations Training has been scheduled for the following dates via Zoom Webcast:

  • Thursday, September 16: 10:00am – 11:30am
    • DEADLINE to request to register: Wednesday, September 15 – 12noon
  • Friday, September 24: 10:00am – 11:30am
    • DEADLINE to request to register: Thursday, September 23 – 12noon

Request for Registration: https://forms.gle/LcuFhNjUf5vZyvF1A

Attendance will be strictly limited to Principal Investigators and Supervisory staff only. It is important you request for registration at least 24 hours in advance of the training to allow time for RCUH review. All individuals requesting registration will be reviewed in advance and confirmations and details (meeting link and dial-in information) will be distributed first thing in the morning the day of training.

A Zoom waiting room will also be enabled and individuals will be allowed to join the training so it is important that your name match the name on your registration so RCUH HR staff is able to confirm your attendance.

Key Dates:

  • September 30, 2021: DEADLINE – Performance Evaluation Forms due to RCUH Human Resources Department (Email to [email protected])

Relevant RCUH Policy:

2021 Annual Performance Evaluation Forms:

Any questions regarding the Annual Performance Evaluation process may be directed to RCUH Human Resources at [email protected].

Any individual who requires special needs accommodations may request assistance in writing to [email protected] well in advance of the scheduled training.

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 HR IMPORTANT: 2021 Performance Evaluations — Deadline: September 30, 2021

TO: Principal Investigators and Individuals with Supervisory Access/Authority

SUBJECT:   2021 Performance Evaluations — Deadline: September 30, 2021

POLICIES & DEADLINE: Pursuant to 3.410 RCUH 12-Month/Needs Based Performance Evaluations and 3.360 Performance Based Compensation Policy, all Regular status employees must receive an Annual Performance. The evaluation period is July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 or through September 30, 2021.  DEADLINE:  Thursday, September 30, 2021.

RCUH ANNUAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION FORMS:  All performance evaluations must be based on the employee’s job duties/responsibilities as specified in the employee’s RCUH Job Description.   RCUH Performance Evaluations may be completed using the RCUH Long or Short evaluation formats:

RCUH Annual Performance Evaluation (Short) Form

RCUH Annual Performance Evaluation (Long) Form

Brief Instructions:  Both forms are Excel forms, and you must complete all yellow shaded boxes.  Use the Tab key to move from one required cell to next cell.  The scoring column has a drop-down list of scores. Select the applicable rating/score, then tab to move to the next scoring cell.  The Excel form will add up the scores, then refer to the total score for the employee’s overall performance rating.

PROCESS:

(1) Select type of evaluation form

(2) Review employee’s job description and previous Performance Evaluation.

(3) Complete evaluation (attend RCUH training on Performance Evaluation Process).

(4) Schedule private meeting with employee and conduct evaluation.

(5) Employee/PI sign evaluation form and send into RCUH Human Resources Department.

*Return forms to the RCUH Human Resources Department by September 30, 2021

Email: [email protected], or FAX: (808) 956-9423.

TRAINING:  Zoom training sessions on how to conduct a performance evaluation and how to complete the RCUH Performance Evaluation forms will be emailed to all Principal Investigators and those with Supervisory Access to the RCUH HR Portal.  Non-PIs and Non-Supervisory Access level staff will not be permitted to attend these training sessions.

Any questions please contact Nelson Sakamoto, RCUH Director of Human Resources (email: [email protected] phone: 956-6965).

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 IMPORTANT – RCUH Human Resources Online Systems Down Saturday, 08/28/21 5:00 AM to 10:00 AM

All RCUH Human Resources online systems will be down on Saturday, 08/28/21 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].