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Human Resources Staff

Kalei Rapoza - Director

Kalei Rapoza

Kalei is the overall administrator and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Human Resources Office. He can assist you with information relative to:

  • Labor relations
  • Reviews and evaluates all requests for establishing, filling and changing BOR and Civil Service positions at UH Hilo
  • Reorganization and organizational charts
  • Reviews on-line Form 17 system actions
  • Reviews and approves position ads
  • Training
  • Advises the Senior Executives on human resource issues for UH Hilo
  • Liaison for UH Hilo in legal matters
  • Special projects
  • Reviews, evaluates, and approves APT Broadband actions
  • Special report requests
  • Position control

Annette Sugimoto - Human Resources Specialist

Annette Sugimoto
Annette Sugimoto

Annette can assist you with information relative to Executive and Faculty Employment:

  • Executives - New hires and changes
    • Benefits - Health Insurance, Group Life, Flexible Spending
    • Direct deposit
  • Coaches - New hires and changes
    • Benefits - Health Insurance, Group Life, Flexible Spending
    • Direct deposit
  • Reconstruction of faculty salaries
  • Places position ads
  • Employee Retirement System (ERS) inquiries
  • Temporary Disability Benefits (TDB) for employees
  • Immigration
  • Family Leave, Leave Share
  • Employment Verification/Unemployment forms

Alison Akamine - Human Resources Specialist

Alison Akamine
Alison Akamine

Ali can assist you with information relative to Workers Compensation, Civil Service Employment and the online Leave System:

  • Civil Service - New hires and changes
  • Civil Service 89-day Appointment - New hires and changes
    • Benefits - Civil Service - Health Insurance, Group Life, Flexible Spending
    • Civil Service- Direct Deposit
  • Civil Service - Employment Verification/Unemployment forms
  • Workers Compensation - submitting claims and case coordination with third party administrator (insurance company)
  • Affiliate Faculty Appointments
  • Leave accrual information for employees
  • HR web page updates
  • Human Resources Office Announcements and Broadcasts

Irene Sakamoto - Human Resources Assistant

Irene Sakamoto
Irene Sakamoto

Irene can assist you with information relative to Faculty and Instructor Employment:

Nicol Botelho - Human Resources Assistant

Nicol Bothelo
Nicol Botelho

Nicol can assist you with information relative to Administrative, Professional and Technical (APT), Lecturer and Casual Hire Employment: