STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1197

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: S.R. No. 76

S.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Donna Mercado Kim

President of the Senate

Twenty-Seventh State Legislature

Regular Session of 2013

State of Hawaii

 

Madam:

 

Your Committees on Higher Education and Judiciary and Labor, to which was referred S.R. No. 76 entitled:

 

"SENATE RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE BOARD OF REGENTS AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TO GIVE PREFERENCE TO LOCAL CANDIDATES WHEN HIRING FOR EXECUTIVE PERSONNEL POSITIONS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII,"

 

beg leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose and intent of this measure is to request the Board of Regents and the President of the University of Hawaii to give preference to local candidates when hiring for executive personnel positions at the University of Hawaii.

 

Your Committees received comments on this measure from the University of Hawaii System.

 

Your Committees find that the University of Hawaii has a history of hiring candidates who reside from out of state to fill executive positions. Over the last twelve years, the University has paid over $2,500,000 in contract buyouts for various executive personnel, many of whom were out-of-state hires.

 

Your Committees further find that there may be qualified and talented individuals who reside within our State or have strong ties to the State and could fill these executive positions but may have been overlooked because of the University's penchant for hiring individuals from out of state.

 

Your Committees have amended this measure by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.

 

As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Higher Education and Judiciary and Labor that are attached to this report, your Committees concur with the intent and purpose of S.R. No. 76, as amended herein, and recommend that it be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, in the form attached hereto as S.R. No. 76, S.D. 1.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Higher Education and Judiciary and Labor,

 

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CLAYTON HEE, Chair

 

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BRIAN T. TANIGUCHI, Chair