University of Hawaii System newsletter


Posted on | April 8, 2011 | Comments Off on Announcements

  • Nominations For Governor’s Awards Now Being Accepted
  • UH Hilo Seeking Feedback on Strategic Plan Draft

Nominations For Governor’s Awards Now Being Accepted

The System Office of Human Resources is accepting nominations to represent the University of Hawaiʻi for the 2011 Governor’s Awards in three categories:

• Distinguished State Service (Employee of the Year)
• State Manager of the Year
• Team of the Year

These awards are designed to honor employees and managers who exemplify the highest caliber of public service and dedication to serving the people of Hawai‘i. In 2010, the university’s Quarantine First Responders Team was honored as the State Team of the Year in recognition for their work in addressing Hawaiʻi’s agricultural pest and quarantine issues.

A memo from President M.R.C. Greenwood, detailed instructions, nomination forms and selection criteria for the three award categories may be viewed at the OHR homepage.

The deadline to submit nominations is Wed., May 18, 2011.

Nominations are to be submitted to:
System Office of Human Resources
2440 Campus Road, Administrative Services Building #2
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 96822

Or via file drop email to Darrick Tanigawa (darrickt) of OHR. Go online for more information on what File Drop is and how to use it.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please call OHR at (808) 956-8643.

UH Hilo Seeking Feedback on Strategic Plan Draft

UH Hilo is currently undertaking a strategic planning exercise and requests input from students, faculty, staff, alumni and the general public on its latest draft.

“We asked for views on our draft mission and vision statements in January this year, and now would like to seek feedback on those redeveloped statements,” says Sian Millard, strategic planning facilitator. A copy of the draft strategic plan is available online.

Everyone is invited to review the draft plan and comment, including any suggestions for changes or clarifications. The consultation is offered via online survey. The survey will take approximately 15–20 minutes and is available until noon on Thurs., April 14.

Town-hall sessions (please review the draft plan before attending) are also scheduled on the following dates:

• Tues., April 12, noon-1 p.m., Campus Center 301
• Wed., April 13, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Campus Center 301 (students-only session)
• Wed., April 13, 5-6 p.m., Campus Center 301

Contact Siân Millard at or call (808) 933-3297 with any questions.

For general information on UH Hilo’s strategic planning process, visit the website. For disability accommodation, call (808) 933-3297 (V) or (808) 933-3334 (TTY).