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County of Hawai`i Mayor Billy Kenoi today announced a new two-year agreement with the Hawai`i Government Employees Association that continues a limited county furlough program to save an estimated $2.1 million per year.

The agreement calls for HGEA members to accept furloughs of one day per month for the two-year period that began July 1, 2011. That equates to a pay reduction of 4.615 percent from pay levels in effect before furloughs first took effect last year.

Hawaii County and HGEA agree to work furloughs of one day per month

County of Hawai`i Mayor Billy Kenoi today announced a new two-year agreement with the Hawai`i Government Employees Association that continues a limited county furlough program to save an estimated $2.1 million per year. The agreement calls for HGEA members to accept furloughs of one day per month for the two-year period that began July 1, […]

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On Wednesday (June 30) Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi announced a plan to save the county $7M via furlough days for most county employees.

Mayor Kenoi announces county plan for furloughs

On Wednesday (June 30) Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi announced a plan to save the county $7M via furlough days for most county employees.

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“I believe it is still possible to return children to their classrooms both this school year and next. 

“On Wednesday the Legislature will vote on a bill, SB 2124, that appropriates up to $67 million to restore instructional days for the 2010-2011 school year.  I urge them to pass this measure. Without this bill we will be facing 17 school furlough days when school resumes in the fall.

Governor Lingle’s statement on use of hurricane relief funds to end furloughs

“I believe it is still possible to return children to their classrooms both this school year and next. “On Wednesday the Legislature will vote on a bill, SB 2124, that appropriates up to $67 million to restore instructional days for the 2010-2011 school year. I urge them to pass this measure. Without this bill we […]

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The Hawaii State Legislature has agreed on a bill that will provide funding to restore educational furlough days for the remainder of this school year and through next year, using $67,000,000 from the Hurricane Relief Fund.

House and Senate Conferees, meeting into the night on Friday, agreed to changes to Senate Bill 2124 that will provide the funding.

Legislature agrees on funding to end school furloughs

The Hawaii State Legislature has agreed on a bill that will provide funding to restore educational furlough days for the remainder of this school year and through next year, using $67,000,000 from the Hurricane Relief Fund. House and Senate Conferees, meeting into the night on Friday, agreed to changes to Senate Bill 2124 that will […]

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Mayor Billy Kenoi today announced the County is developing a new service modeled on the popular Summer Fun program to provide supervised activities for school-age children during the 17 days that public schools will be closed because of teacher furloughs.

Mayor Kenoi announces program to help families on furlough days

Mayor Billy Kenoi today announced the County is developing a new service modeled on the popular Summer Fun program to provide supervised activities for school-age children during the 17 days that public schools will be closed because of teacher furloughs.

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Reaction to public school teachers ratifying the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) contract is understandably focused on the impact to our students.

However, comments blaming Governor Lingle for furloughing teachers are misdirected.

Governor Lingle does not have the legal authority to furlough or layoff teachers or other DOE employees, nor is she able to determine when schools will be closed.

State negotiator speaks out about HSTA contract and furloughs

Reaction to public school teachers ratifying the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) contract is understandably focused on the impact to our students. However, comments blaming Governor Lingle for furloughing teachers are misdirected. Governor Lingle does not have the legal authority to furlough or layoff teachers or other DOE employees, nor is she able to determine […]

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State begins to identify additional spending reductions

State begins to identify additional spending reductions

MEDIA  RELEASE Gov. Linda Lingle announced Friday she will hold an emergency meeting with her cabinet directors over the weekend to identify additional spending reductions needed to close the growing budget shortfall.   The reductions will likely include additional layoffs in order to realize labor savings.  “In light of the additional $98 million revenue shortfall […]

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Call to exempt state Disability Determination Service employees from furloughs and hiring restrictions

Call to exempt state Disability Determination Service employees from furloughs and hiring restrictions

MEDIA RELEASE Commissioner Astrue Thanks the Vice President for His Call to Exempt DDS Employees from Furloughs and Hiring Restrictions Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, expressed his appreciation that Vice President Joseph R. Biden also has urged Governor Edward G. Rendell, Chairman of the National Governor’s Association, to exempt federally-funded state Disability Determination […]

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