Mar 5, 2010

Chancellor's Corner

There are always lots of praise to go around at KCC, and I know that I don't get to all the events and acts that should be mentioned. For that I apologize. For this week, I have three items I'd like to mention.

  • First, belatedly I'd like to thank our student leadership for the incredible job they did with the event they put on several weeks ago on the future of Kauai. This, coupled with the KIUC Candidate Forum they just hosted at KCC, show ASKCC to be dedicated and hard-working students who care deeply about Kauai.
  • Second, I want to thank Brian Yamamoto and the entire OCET staff for their hard work to make our recent hosting of students from Okinawa Christian University a great success. The hosting doesn't stop at the end of the day, but pretty much is non-stop the entire weeks that the group is here. Brian even took the entire group in at his home when the tsunami forced them to evacuate from their hotel. Mahalo!
  • Third, thanks to Gary Nitta and Cheryl Fujii and others on campus on Saturday who helped tourists who showed up on campus during the tsunami warning. They opened up buildings, talked story and generally made them comfortable. Now that's the KCC Aloha spirit!

Mar 1, 2010

ERS Hybrid Upgrade session on Kauai - 3/4/2010

(Feb 23, 2010)


The following message applies only to employees eligible for the Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) Hybrid Plan Upgrade Program. Please disregard this message if you are not eligible for the program.

The Hybrid Plan Upgrade Program provides eligible employees a one-time opportunity to enhance their monthly pension from the ERS. Employees may "upgrade" all, some, or none of their Noncontributory service to Hybrid service.

To learn more about this program, the ERS is holding two (2) Hybrid Plan Upgrade Program informational meetings:

     DATE: Thursday, March 4, 2010
     TIME: 10:00 a.m.
     PLACE: State Building Conference Rooms A, B, and C
                    3060 Eiwa Street, 2nd Floor, Līhu‘e, HI 96766

NOTE: This is the last session that will be held on Kaua‘i.

Eligibility requirements to participate in the Hybrid Plan Upgrade Program include all of the following:
  • Actively employed ERS member on June 30, 2006
  • Made the election to transfer to the Hybrid plan, effective July 1, 2006
  • Had Non-contributory service prior to July 1, 2006 and
  • Actively employed ERS member on December 31, 2008  
Employees may register to attend a meeting at or by contacting the call center toll free at (877) 544-4505. A complete list of informational meetings throughout the State is available at this website.