BOG Meeting Minutes — August 27, 2008

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1. Minutes. The minutes of August 20, 2008, were approved.

2. CREA Response to Part-Time Policy Announcement. After a recap of labor-management negotiations by Steward Williams, discussion of career and temporary part-time ensued. Governor Moteff moved that the discussion be extended five minutes; Governor Tilson seconded. The motion carried. The Board agreed that a forthcoming CREAgram should state CREA’s support of continued availability of permanent part-time under the terms of the Federal Employee’s Part Time Career Employment Act, P.L. 95-437, codified at 5 CFR 240.

3. Election of CREA Delegate to the 2009 IFPTE Convention. After assessing the cost and potential benefits of sending delegates to the convention at an estimated expense of $2,200 a person, discussion turned to whether to decouple the delegate election from the FY2009 officer election. Governor Watkins moved that the membership elect one delegate; Governor Burrows seconded. Governor Smole made a friendly amendment that the delegate be charged with acting on the requirements of the Board. Governors Watkins and Burrows accepted. The motion passed unanimously.

4. CREA Election and Annual Meeting. After discussion of election rules and procedures, Governor Burrows tentatively agreed to chair the Election Committee.

Meeting adjourned at 1 p.m.

Attendees:

Vanessa Burrows
Shelley Harlan
Lisa Moscatiello
Jack Moteff
Brian Reeder
Dennis Roth
Bryan Sinquefield
Alison Siskin
David Smole
Mallary Stouffer
Maureen Taft Morales
Sibyl Tilson
Zina Watkins
Erin Williams

BOG Meeting Minutes — August 20, 2008

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

1. Minutes. The minutes of August 13, 2008, were approved.

2. CREA Scholarships. The Scholarship Committee expects to review material submitted by two applicants and make a decision in the coming weeks, President Roth said.

3. FY2009 Budget. At Treasurer Siskin’s suggestion, the Board agreed to a mid-September discussion of the FY2009 budget.

4. GS-15 Pay Cap. President Roth said the response from a member of the House Administration Committee staff had been positive, and that the Chair would be briefed on CREA’s request.

5. Settlement of Senior Level Performance Bonus Grievance. Governor Grasso moved that the Board accept management’s proposal; Governors Jones and Burrows seconded. The vote in favor was unanimous. Governor Moteff volunteered to draft a CREAgram.

6. Part-Time Work Proposal. During discussion, some Board members expressed concern over the potential response from management to newer staff who request part-time status. President Roth said he would seek further information on several issues, including management’s proposed policy for permitting and extending part-time allowances, in a meeting scheduled for that afternoon.

7. Performance Assessment System. The Board agreed that Dick Ehlke should be asked about the criteria for the performance standards, and what factors supervisors will be expected to consider in terms of fluctuation in workload and level of supervisory control when measuring staff performance. Vice President Moscatiello suggested that analysts study their position descriptions, and Governor Moteff suggested that the Board compile comments and questions from analytic staff as they undergo training.

8. Meeting with the Director. After Governor Smale proposed that CREA commend Charlotte Preece, President Roth said he would suggest that CREA collaborate with Ms. Preece on the development of Senior Level position descriptions. President Roth also said he would inquire about the Authoring and Publishing System, the Mercury Project, performance standards, and individual development plans.

Meeting adjourned at 1 p.m.

Attendees:

Vanessa Burrows
Dennis Roth
Karma Ester
Lisa Moscatiello
Valerie Grasso
Alison Siskin
Cathi Jones
Bryan Sinquefield
Jack Moteff
Mallary Stouffer
Sibyl Tilson
Pauline Smale

BOG Meeting Minutes — August 13, 2008

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CREA Board of Governors Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

1.  Introduction of Lucy Martinez.  President Roth introduced a visitor from CAC.

2.  Minutes.  The minutes of 8/6/2008 were approved.

3.  Grievance Settlement.  A proposed settlement of a senior level employee’s grievance regarding an improperly reduced bonus was distributed.  Governor Burrows moved, Governor Tilson seconded, and the motion passed unanimously that provision 4 should be removed.  President R. will go back to management with this.

4.  Extension of Detail.  KSG wishes to extend 5 employees’ details for 9 days.  Governor Harlan moved, Governor Burrows seconded, and the motion passed unanimously to approve the extensions.

5.  Part-time Policy Proposal.  Director has put forth draft proposal.  Elements in the proposal are subject to bargaining.  President R. will raise questions to the Director at his upcoming meeting.

6.  New Website.  Steward Beaver presented the new site to the Board.  Favorable discussion ensued.  September 2 is anticipated rollout date.  Thanks to Steward Beaver and the Communications Team. Suggestions made for banner and logo contests; prizes and details to be discussed.

7.  Training in Performance Management.  President R. distributed info on a one-day training offered by SFLERP (Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Professionals).

Meeting adjourned 1:00 pm

Attendees:
Sibyl Tilson
Dennis Roth
Mallary Stouffer
Brian Reeder
Cathi Jones
Lisa Mosciatello
Pauline Smale
Alison Siskin
Vanessa Burrows
Jack Moteff
Cheryl Beaver
Valerie Grasso
Lucy Martinez
Shelley Harlan