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1985 Hawaii Attorney General Reports and Opinions 1 (1985)

handle is hein.sag/saghi0034 and id is 1 raw text is: MICHAEL A. LILLY
(oDn) 64-4740
January 25, 1985
The Honorable Milton Holt
Senator, Eighteenth District
Thirteenth Legislature
State of Hawaii
State Capitol, Room 232
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Dear Senator Holt:
Re: Compensation of the UH President
This is in response to your oral request for our opinion as
to whether a State employee may accept supplemental compensation
paid with private donations for performing said employee's
official public duties.
Briefly, we understand the facts to be as follows: The
Board of Regents of the University of Hawaii (sometimes referred
to herein as UH) is proposing a compensation package for the
Board's candidate for the office of UH President consisting of,
among other things, the following: an annual salary of $E0,000
and an array of fringe benefits such as life insurance, health
and dental insurance, disability insurance, and an annuity for
retirement benefits. While the annual $80,000 salary will be
paid out of public funds appropriated to the UH by the Hawaii
State Legislature, the aforesaid fringe benefits will be paid by
The University of Hawaii Foundation (Foundation)V/, on behalf of
1  The University of Hawaii Foundation is a Hawaii non-
profit corporation established in 1955 to further the following
Objects and purposes, as set forth in art. 3 of its Charter of
[T]o benefit the University of Hawaii, its faculty and
students; to improve its standards and potentialities as an
institution of higher larning and its usefulness in Hawaii;
to grant scholarships, loans, and other assistance to young
men and women of promise; to encourage and provide funds for
research; to provide funds for the expenditure by the

Op. No. 85-1

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