BOG Meeting Minutes — September 30, 2009

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1. Minutes. The minutes of September 23, 2009, were accepted.

2. Proposed 2009-2010 CREA Operating Budget. Treasurer Purcell summarized the proposed FY2010 operating budget. After brief discussion, Governor Crocker moved that the proposal be accepted; Governor Harlan seconded. The motion carried. The Board thanked Treasurer Purcell.

3. Author Contact Information and A&P. President Roth distributed a proposal from the Library. Discussion ensued. The Board agreed that management should be requested to share all information involving specific instances in which an author’s contact information is considered for removal from a CRS product.

4. Meeting with the Director. During discussion, Governor Granger agreed to report back to the Board on KSG’s work with the Office of Research to define criteria for KSG-written reports. President Roth said he would continue to look into ongoing discussions about CRS’s developing telework policy. The Board agreed that CREA should continue to pursue a greater level of staff input in management decisions. Governor Moscatiello said she would invite the Board to strategy sessions with the aim of increasing the effectiveness of CREA’s communication with the Director.

5. CRS Technology Office Quarterly Meeting. President Roth asked the Board to send questions and comments to be raised in a Technology Office quarterly meeting scheduled for October 8.

6. Pandemic Flu Preparedness Planning. Governor Grasso agreed to forward the Board information on topics discussed at a CRS OEC pandemic COOP planning meeting scheduled for that afternoon.

Meeting adjourned at 1 p.m.

Attendees:
Beverly Campbell
Royce Crocker
Ryan Granger
Valerie Grasso
Shelley Harlan
Julius Jefferson
Lisa Moscatiello
Jack Moteff
Pat Purcell
Dennis Roth
Bryan Sinquefield
Pauline Smale
David Smole
Mallary Stouffer

BOG Meeting Minutes — September 23, 2009

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1. Minutes. The minutes of September 2 and September 9, 2009, were accepted.

2. GAO Union Video—Next Steps. The Board agreed that planning for a CREA video should begin in earnest after the September 30 elections and October 14 annual meeting.

3. Telework—Next Steps. President Roth said a proposal from management was expected in the middle to later part of October. In the weeks ahead, CREA will identify provisions of a telework policy to seek in discussion with management.

4. LC Flyer Holders and Union Announcements. President Roth said the Library unions had issued a joint proposal to management.

5. CREA Briefing on Management Initiatives. After discussion, Governor Crocker moved that CREA ask for a briefing to be held on the afternoon of Monday, September 28. Governor Harlan seconded. The motion carried.

6. A&P Survey. After President Roth had distributed copies of results, Governor Harlan volunteered to chair a committee to analyze the narrative responses. The Board thanked Mary Rose Amidjaya for her assistance and diligence in the survey’s coordination and distribution.

7. Scholarships and Loan Grants. Discussion ensued. Governor Crocker moved that CREA officers and the Board be excluded from the pool of eligible staff. Governor Smale seconded. The motion carried. The Board expressed the sense that grants should be paid directly to recipients once their applications are processed. Governor Crocker moved that the Board accept the scholarship and loan grant program as amended. Governor Smale seconded. The motion carried. The Board thanked the Scholarship and Loan Committee for its work.

Meeting adjourned at 1 p.m.

Attendees:
Beverly Campbell
Royce Crocker
Valerie Grasso
Shelley Harlan
Jim McCarthy
Lisa Moscatiello
Jack Moteff
Dennis Roth
Bryan Sinquefield
Pauline Smale
David Smole
Mallary Stouffer

BOG Meeting Minutes — September 9, 2009

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1. Scholarship and Loan Repayment Committee Report. The Scholarship and Loan Committee submitted an amended proposal. Discussion ensued. The Committee will take into consideration proposed amendments and resolve questions and return to the Board. The Scholarship Committee is not awarding any scholarships pending the Board’s approval of the guidelines.

2. CREA Coffees. Planning is apace. The first one may be as soon as next Thursday.

3. Constitutional Amendment Meeting. The meeting to discuss the proposed constitutional amendment with the membership will take place on Tuesday, September 22.

4. Office Space Redesign. Sean Moffitt, the CRS office design coordinator, met with President R. and several other people to evaluate the CREA office. He is working on ideas to maximize space. Meanwhile, it was proposed that the Board appoint a committee to determine how long files must be kept.

5. Meeting with the Director. President R.’s monthly meeting with Dan will take place tomorrow, September 10. If anyone has any topics to raise, please contact him.

Present:

Shelley Harlan LIN-ERPO
Julius Jefferson KSG
Cathi Jones FDT
Jim McCarthy RSI
Polly Smale G&F
David Smole DSP
Sibyl Tilson DSP

Dennis Roth DSP
Pat Purcell DSP

BOG Meeting Minutes — September 2, 2009

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1. Minutes. The minutes of August 26, 2009, were accepted.

2. Proposed Changes to CREA Constitution. The membership discussion meeting is scheduled for September 22.

3. CREA Annual Meeting. Vice President Reeder will coordinate refreshments. President Roth said he would continue to make inquiries about a guest speaker.

4. Core Competencies. President Roth updated the Board on discussions with the Library, and noted that the unions had been invited to labor relations training. Discussion will continue.

5. Software Purchases. Governor Crocker moved that CREA allocate up to $400 for the purchase of Adobe PhotoShop software. Governor Tilson seconded. The motion carried.

6. New CREA Logo. Governor Crocker moved that the three new logo designs along with the old design be presented during annual elections for a vote to be tallied under a cumulative scheme. Governor McCarthy seconded. The motion passed. After discussion, Governor Crocker moved to rescind his motion. Governor Moscatiello seconded. The motion to rescind passed. The sense of the Board remained that the three new logo designs will be presented during the election for a cumulative vote.

7. GAO Union Presentation. President Roth said the presentation was tentatively scheduled for September 16 in lieu of a Board meeting.

Meeting adjourned at 1 p.m.
Attendees:
Beverly Campbell
Royce Crocker
Shelley Harlan
Jim McCarthy
Lisa Moscatiello
Jack Moteff
M-J Oboroceanu
Dennis Roth
Max Shvedov
Bryan Sinquefield
Pauline Smale
Mallary Stouffer
Sibyl Tilson