UH president declines UHPA demand to retract temporary salary reductions
UH president renews call for meeting to break impasse in negotiationsUniversity of Hawaiʻi
Posted: Jan 5, 2010
University of Hawai‘i President M.R.C. Greenwood today declined the University of Hawai‘i Professional Assembly’s demand that she retract her letter of Dec. 28 implementing the administration’s final formal offer. The offer called for temporary salary reductions of 6.667 percent effective Jan. 1, 2010 over a period of 18 months.
“The temporary salary reductions are necessary to stabilize the financial crisis resulting from the loss of $154 million dollars to operate the university for the rest of this year and next,” said Greenwood.
She added, “As I have offered in the past, I am willing to meet with UHPA’s leadership to see if there is any mutually acceptable solution to break our impasse in negotiations.”