BOG Meeting Minutes — December 3, 2009

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1. Minutes. The minutes of November 18, 2009, were accepted.

2. New Governor from RSI. Governor McCarthy introduced Jasmina Miric, who has stepped forward to fill the RSI Board vacancy in RSI. Governor McCarthey moved, Governor Crocker seconded, and the motion passed unanimously that Ms. Miric will fill the vacant slot. Thank you and welcome!

3. CREA Holiday Party. CREA party will be Monday, Dec. 21, 12-2 in the Mumford Room. VP Moteff shared menu and entertainment options and requested volunteers. Governors Harlan and Campbell graciously agreed to help with set up and clean up. Details and final choices will be sorted out in the next week.

4. Training opportunities. President R. mentioned upcoming training opportunities. On January 4, 2010, LOC is offering interest-based bargaining training (trainers will be FLRA). CREA will have 3-5 slots. Any CREA participant would get official time. Also IFPTE is developing grievance training and would like D.C. locals to help with development; a meeting will be held January 13 to work on this.

5. Congressional Meetings. President R. reported on various congressional meetings. The Board is asked for issues to consider at upcoming meetings.

6. Telework Negotiations. Mediation has been requested and is slated for December 9 and 10.

7. Metrochek. Changes have been postponed until 2011.

8. Other. VP Jefferson updated on steward elections. CAC, G+F, LIN, RSI are complete or underway or scheduled. ALD, DSP, FDT, and KSG remain to be undertaken.

Meeting adjourned at 1 p.m.

Attendees:

Cheryl Beaver
Beverly Campbell
Royce Crocker
Shelley Harlan
Julius Jefferson
Jim McCarthy
Jasmina Miric
Jack Moteff
Pat Purcell
Dennis Roth
Bryan Sinquefield
Mallary Stouffer

BOG Meeting Minutes — November 18, 2009

1. Minutes.The minutes of November 4, 2009, were accepted.

2. Telework. President R. reported that proposals have been exchanged.

3. MetroCheck Issues. President R. described the January changes involving separate accounts and the reset of transit to $0 at the end of the month.

4. New Privacy LCR. President R. reported that the Library has released a new LCR. Implementation may be subject to bargaining.

5. Meeting with the Director. President R. will meet with the Director November 19. Issues to be raised include problems with tables in A&P. A&P incompatibility with MOSS also to be raised.

6. Long-term Care Lunch. Lunchtime program will be held December 10.

7. Training Opportunities. President R. distributed info on several training courses. We have also been invited to bring 5 people to a GAO-sponsored training December 2, and all have been invited to the GAO inaugural meeting (also on December 2 at 2pm).

8. CFC Bake Sale. Next Tuesday! Please bake, buy, or volunteer.

9. CREA Holiday Party. Party will be week of December 21.

10. A&P Photos/Non-Congressional Contact. Signed MOU was distributed.

11. Investment Information. Investment information was shared. Treasurer P. moved some funds with the agreement and under the guidance of the Investment Committee.

12. Stewards. VP Jefferson urged everyone to hold steward elections. CAC and LIN have elected their stewards.

13. Other Issues.Website | Training | CREA upcoming year focus | Communications team will come in to check in with the Board.

Meeting adjourned at 1 p.m.

Attendees:

Cheryl Beaver
Beverly Campbell
Royce Crocker
Valerie Grasso
Shelley Harlan
Julius Jefferson
Cathi Jones
Jim McCarthy
Libby Perl
Pat Purcell
Brian Reeder
Dennis Roth
Bryan Sinquefield
David Smole
Mallary Stouffer

BOG Meeting Minutes — November 4, 2009

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1. Agenda. The agenda for November 4, 2009, was approved.

2. Minutes. The minutes of October 28, 2009, were accepted as read.

3. Federal Long-Term-Care Insurance Lunchtime Discussion. Should CREA sponsor a brown bag? Governor Grasso moved, Governor Harlan seconded, and the motion passed on a voice vote that CREA will host a lunchtime discussion with Janemarie Mulvey and that members only will be invited.

4. Steward Elections. Time for steward elections. VP Jefferson requests support to fill existing vacancies.

5. CFC Bake Sale. CREA will sponsor the bake sale, which will be November 24. Volunteers to bake, man the sale, and buy are sought.

6. Names on Products. President R. reported on the recently promulgated policy. It should have been bargained. More later.

7. Non-congressional e-mails. Management proposal is to require all e-mails to go to Janine, who will respond. Governor Crocker moved, Governor McCarthy seconded, and the motion passed unanimously that we request bargaining.

8. Telework. Counter-proposal has been sent. Bargaining is set to begin today.

9. E-mail, phone, and photo grievance. President R. distributed LOC-proposed language that will allow info on requests for removal to be provided to CREA. Governor Crocker moved, Governor Campbell seconded, and the motion passed unanimously that we accept the language.

10. Other. Doors — will they ever be opened again? Training — Could FLRA come to us with a training for Governors and Stewards?

Meeting adjourned at 1 p.m.

Attendees:

Beverly Campbell
Royce Crocker
Valerie Grasso
Shelley Harlan
Jim McCarthy
Jack Moteff
Julius Jefferson
Pat Purcell
Dennis Roth
Bryan Sinquefield
Mallary Stouffer

BOG Meeting Minutes — Wednesday, October 28, 2009

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1. Agenda for October 28, 2009. Agenda was accepted.

2. Minutes.The minutes of October 21, 2009, were accepted with a correction.

3. Swearing in of new BOG Members and VP. President R. swore in Governors Granger, Grasso, and Reeder, and VP Moteff. Congratulations to all.

4. Telework. President R. reported for the team. Ground rules are being exchanged. Bargaining will be expedited; official time will be granted. Congressional visits are being undertaken. A question was asked about the technical requirements for telework to succeed; assurance is that this will not be a barrier.

5. FDT Waiver (NTE). FDT has requested permission to convert an NTE to permanent before the contractually required 3-year waiting period has ended. Governor Jones moved, Governor Reeder seconded, and the motion passed unanimously that we allow the NTE to be converted to permanent.

6. Meeting with Director. President Roth reported on his meeting with the Director. Subjects included:
1. Can there be more involvement of staff in initiatives? (probably not).
2. Will Dan meet with the Board? (no).
3. What’s up with the KSG publishing situation? (punt).
4. RFP for congressional user outreach is being developed.
5. Career Development Program. Can CRS use the LOC Career Development graduates as the Library does? (special projects, etc.) (maybe).
6. How are the IDPs working (now that they have been used within the PAS for a year)?
7. Can CRS staff get comp time for the Book Festival? (not very likely).
8. Laptops are being bought over the next couple years.
9. Hiring will be very tight.

7. CFC. CREA will sponsor the CFC bake sale (Tuesday before Thanksgiving). Kudos to Governors Grasso and Jones. Volunteers are sought.

8. Other.
1. Gift for Jamie H., who developed new logo. To be put on next agenda.
2. Holiday Party. Start thinking.
3. CREA Coffees. How are they going? Well; talk them up and keep attending.

Meeting adjourned at 1 p.m.

Attendees:

Beverly Campbell
Ryan Granger
Valerie Grasso
Shelley Harlan
Cathi Jones
Jim McCarthy
Jack Moteff
Libby Perl
Brian Reeder
Dennis Roth
Bryan Sinquefield
Mallary Stouffer

BOG Meeting Minutes — October 21, 2009

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1. Minutes.The minutes of October 21, 2009, were accepted as read.

2. New Officer and Board Members. President Roth introduced Brian Reeder, who has stepped in to fill a vacant Board seat from CAC. Governor Crocker moved, Governor Grasso seconded, and the Board unanimously approved his nomination. President Roth introduced Jack Moteff, who has stepped in to fill the vacant Vice Presidency for Training and Liaison. Governor Harlan moved, Governor Crocker seconded, and the board unanimously approved his nomination. President Roth also conveyed Ryan Granger’s wish to fill a vacant Board set from KSG. Governor Crocker moved, Governor Reeder seconded, and the Board unanimously approved his nomination. Welcome and thanks to the new Board Members and VP.

3. A&P Photos/ E-mail Addresses / Phone Numbers Grievance. President Roth reported on discussions. Management does not wish to report incidents in which people request removal. Suggestion was made to allow regular requests from CREA. Sense of the Board is to go back with this suggestion.

4. A&P Survey. Volunteers requested to analyze the survey data. Governors Grasso, McCarthy, Perl, and Crocker have volunteered. Thanks to all four.

5. Telework. VP Moteff reported on the proposal from management. Discussion ensued. The team will keep the Board informed as negotiation gets underway.

6. Request for Merit Selection Waiver.A request has been made for an NTE in FDT to be converted to permanent after only one year. Discussion ensued and more information will be requested.

7. Brown Bag Lunches.The Library Office of Opportunity, Inclusiveness, and Compliance is hosting a “teach in session.” President Roth distributed an announcement and encouraged the Board to attend.

Meeting adjourned at 1 p.m.

Attendees:

Beverly Campbell
Royce Crocker
Valerie Grasso
Shelley Harlan
Cathi Jones
Jim McCarthy
Jack Moteff
Julius Jefferson
Libby Perl
Pat Purcell
Brian Reeder
Dennis Roth
Max Shmedov
Bryan Sinquefield
David Smole
Mallary Stouffer