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Maui Region RIF May Affect HHSC Employees Statewide

March 14, 2016

This is an update on what is happening with our brothers and sisters employed at Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) Maui Region and how it may affect you.

Due to the privatization law, Act 103, that passed last legislative session and the subsequent selection by the state of Kaiser Permanente as the operator of the HHSC Maui Region, approximately 900 HGEA members received Reduction-In-Force (RIF) notices last month. Those employees will be reviewing options in the next couple of weeks, which include exercising their contractual bumping rights to remain state employees, accepting employment offers with Kaiser Permanente or finding other employment on their own.  

So far, a number of employees have selected to proceed with the RIF process to find placement within the state HHSC system. HGEA has been notified that there are some vacant positions that may be available however bumping is a possibility. At this time, preliminary information indicates approximately 70 positions may be affected by bumping. Please note this is subject to change.

If you are affected by bumping you will receive a letter in early April. If you receive notification of bumping please contact your agent or island division office in a timely manner.  

The privatization of HHSC Maui Region is disrupting many families both in the region and now possibly statewide. Please stand with HGEA as we continue to oppose any future legislation leading to the privatization of government jobs.

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