OHA Board Actions: August 2019

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The following actions were taken by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees, and are summarized here. For more information on board actions, please see the complete meeting minutes posted online at www.oha.org/BOT.

June 20, 2019

Motion to move to approve :

  • The total Operating Budget for the Fiscal Biennium Periods 2019-2020 (FY 20) and 2020-2021 (FY21) as outlined in Attachment #1 to include,
  • The extension of the Kaka‘ako Makai Revenue allocation policy provision of thirty (30) percent of net revenues (as defined in current policy, see page 11) for OHA’s Legacy Property management until further edits to the Kaka‘ako Makai policy is presented, reviewed and decided upon by the Board of Trustees, but in no event later than September 30, 2019; and,
  • The approval of 2% across-the-board pay increase of salaries and fringe (see page 17) for FY20 and FY 21 for OHA employees, excluding trustees, based on individual satisfactory performance evaluation.

Motion passes with nine AYES.

Ahu Isa Ahuna Akana Akina Lee H. Lindsey R. Lindsey Machado Waiheʻe
ʻAe ʻAe ʻAe ʻAe ʻAe ʻAe ʻAe ʻAe ʻAe

Motion to move to approve the appointment of Sylvia Hussey, Ed.D., the current OHA Chief Operating Officer (COO), to serve as the interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective July 1, 2019 until such time as a permanent CEO is under contract with the OHA Board of Trustees (BOT) and officially starts.

Motion passes with nine AYES.

Ahu Isa Ahuna Akana Akina Lee H. Lindsey R. Lindsey Machado Waiheʻe
ʻAe ʻAe ʻAe ʻAe ʻAe ʻAe ʻAe ʻAe ʻAe

Motion to move to approve the formation of a Permitted Interaction Group (PIG) to investigate complaints against a Trustee for alleged violations of the Trustee Code of Conduct involving allegations that the Trustee breached the duty of care and loyalty to OHA and the duty to obey and support the Board’s decisions.

Permitted Interaction Group Scope /Purview:

The scope/purview of the PIG is to:

  • Investigate complaints against an OHA Trustee for alleged violations of the Trustee Code of Conduct contained in the complaints, such as allegations involving that the Trustee breached the duty of care and loyalty to OHA and the duty to obey and support the Board’s decisions;
  • Interview individuals involved in the complaints, consult with others (i.e. Board Counsel, etc.), and perform tasks as necessary to further and complete its investigation; and
  • Present to the Board a report with its findings and recommendations

Permitted Interaction Group Membership:

The membership of the PIG is as follows:

  • Trustee Brendon Kalei‘āina Lee;
  • Trustee Carmen Hulu Lindsey;
  • Trustee John Waihe‘e IV; and
  • Trustee Kalei Akaka

Trustee Lee will serve as the Chair of the PIG and Trustee Hulu Lindsey will serve as its Vice Chair.

Permitted Interaction Group Term/Duration:

The term of the PIG expires at the completion of the scope/assigned tasks or at the discretion of the Chair of the Board of Trustees, subject to later adjustment.

Motion passes with seven AYES and two ABSTENTIONS.

Ahu Isa Ahuna Akana Akina Lee H. Lindsey R. Lindsey Machado Waiheʻe
ʻAe ʻAe ʻAe Kānalua ʻAe ʻAe Kānalua ʻAe ʻAe