DateTime off by half hour

The datetime variables are off by a half hour. When I import times from an excel sheet via Excel Importer Module, the times that get saved are off by a half hour. I’ve been checking the timezones for my application and they both should be in the correct timezone.  I set the default time zone to Hawaii and I have my datetime variable set to localize.  I’m confused why I’m getting the wrong time value. Any help is appreciated!  
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The excel import/export modules use the server timezone when working with dates.

That is why you see this discrepancy. To fix this you would need to go over the imported data and manually add offsets as applicable.