Bank of Hawaii honored Juneteenth

All BOH employees received floating holiday in commemoration
Posted on Jun 21 2021

HONOLULU, Hawaii—In light of President Biden signing legislation on Thursday, June 17 establishing Juneteenth, or June 19, as a new federal holiday, Bank of Hawaii gave each of its employees a floating holiday.

“Juneteenth is a symbolic day, one that is culturally important to so many Americans, and Bank of Hawaii is committed to supporting our employees with the time needed to reflect,” said Peter Ho, chairman, president and CEO of Bank of Hawaii.

Because the holiday fell on a weekend, and some Bank of Hawaii branches were scheduled for business, employees were allowed to coordinate their day off with pay anytime throughout the remainder of the year.

Bank of Hawaii is committed to upholding the principles of diversity, equality and inclusion, values that are woven into the organization. As part of its commitment to supporting, educating and bringing awareness to the community, Bank of Hawaii is one of many sponsors for an upcoming panel discussion presented by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association-Hawaii chapter, the Japanese American Citizens League of Honolulu, and the ACLU of Hawaii. “A Conversation on Race in Hawaii—The Future: We Must Respond” is the second in the series, and features leaders from across the community discussing issues of race. The free webinar is scheduled for July 15 at 5pm, is open to the public, and will feature the following panelists:

Justin Koller, Kauai Prosecuting attorney

Dr. Akiemi Glenn, executive director, The Pōpolo Project

Michelle Kauhane, SVP, Community Grants and Investments, Hawai‘i Community Foundation

Dean Camille Nelson, University of Hawai‘i William S. Richardson School of Law

Patrick McGuirk, chief general counsel, Bank of Hawaii

The public may click here to register for the July 15 panel discussion. (PR)

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