§26-52 Department heads and executive officers. [Repeal and reenactment on June 30, 2024. L 2014, c 90, §4.] The salaries of the following state officers shall be as follows:
(1) The salary of the superintendent of education shall be set by the board of education at a rate no greater than $250,000 a year. The superintendent shall be subject to an annual performance evaluation that is in alignment with other employee evaluations within the department of education and are based on outcomes determined by the board of education; provided that nothing shall prohibit the board of education from conditioning a portion of the salary on performance;
(2) The salary of the president of the University of Hawaii shall be set by the board of regents;
(3) Effective July 1, 2004, the salaries of all department heads or executive officers of the departments of accounting and general services, agriculture, attorney general, budget and finance, business, economic development, and tourism, commerce and consumer affairs, Hawaiian home lands, health, human resources development, human services, labor and industrial relations, land and natural resources, public safety, taxation, and transportation shall be as last recommended by the executive salary commission. Effective July 1, 2007, and every six years thereafter, the salaries shall be as last recommended by the commission on salaries pursuant to section 26‑56, unless rejected by the legislature; and
(4) The salary of the adjutant general shall be $85,302 a year. Effective July 1, 2007, and every six years thereafter, the salary of the adjutant general shall be as last recommended by the commission on salaries pursuant to section 26‑56, unless rejected by the legislature, except that if the state salary is in conflict with the pay and allowance fixed by the tables of the regular Army or Air Force of the United States, the latter shall prevail. [L 1965, c 223, pt of §5; Supp, §4A-2; HRS §26-52; am L 1969, c 127, §2; am L 1970, c 105, §5; am L 1975, c 58, §6; am L 1982, c 129, §1(2) and c 204, §8; am L 1984, c 282, §1; am L 1986, c 128, §1(2); am L 1987, c 336, §3(3), c 338, §1(4), and c 339, §2(3); am L 1989, c 211, §5 and c 329, §1(2); am L 1990, c 293, §8; am L 1991, c 310, §2; am L 1992, c 203, §1; am L 1994, c 56, §3; am L 1996, c 219, §1; am L 1998, c 115, §4; am L 2000, c 183, §1; am L 2003, c 122, §3; am L 2006, c 299, §3; am L 2014, c 90, §2]
Contracts entered into prior to June 30, 2024, shall remain in effect for the duration of the contract. L 2014, c 90, §4.
Attorney General Opinions
Salary of superintendent of education should not be payable after removal from office. Att. Gen. Op. 75-20.
"Salary" does not mean "compensation"; fringe benefits are not "salary"; salary of university president is exception to norm, but unclear whether fringe benefits can be paid from private donations. Att. Gen. Op. 85-1.