Fire damage limited, UH officials say

University officials say the fallout from Sunday’s fire in a fiscal office on the Manoa campus may not be as severe as first reported.
All payroll and student loan information handled by the office was already on the system’s computers and not damaged by the fire, according to officials
And original documents, such as promissory notes associated with original student loans, were stored on paper in a fireproof cabinet, along with other historical documentation. Still, officials are waiting to see if these were damaged.
“The bottom line is that the damage and loss of documents or information is not nearly as severe as has been reported,” officials said in a statement today.

Fire on UH campus

A fire Sunday destroyed a building on the UH-Manoa lower campus that housed the university system’s fiscal office and paperwork that involves nearly every campus throughout the state.
The office handles payroll records, student loans and other fiscal matters for the university’s 10 campuses, including 60,000 students and 7,000 to 8,000 faculty members and staff.
Officials say they don’t know yet the extent of the records’ loss.
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