RIF Notification Part of Process as State Transitions HHSC to Kaiser
February 02, 2016
As the State moves forward in the process to transition the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation Maui Region to Kaiser Permanente as the private operator, HGEA has been notified that a courtesy memo has gone out to HHSC Maui Region employees from Dr. Linda Rosen, HHSC Chief Executive Officer, of an impending Reduction In Force (RIF).
Because the privatization of the HHSC Maui Region will eliminate civil service positions, by contract the State must give HGEA at least 90 days notice before a RIF. With the anticipated turnover date to Kaiser Permanente of July 1, 2016, the State appears to be following the process although we have not received official written notification at this time. However, we understand from the employer that employees' last day with the state will be no earlier than June 30, 2016.
As stated in Act 103, the private operator (Kaiser) shall offer all current employees of the pre-transfer facility employment for a period of no less than six months.