BOG Meeting Minutes — May 26, 2010

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1. Minutes.The minutes of May 19, 2010, were accepted.

2. Telework Update. Approximately 23 workstation replacement laptops have been completed. IMT has scheduled up to about the 50th person approved.

3. CBA Reopening. Management must be informed by the end of June if the CBA is to be reopened. Potential articles were distributed; after discussion, all proposed articles were approved for opening.

4. Official Time. Agreement has been reached. Congratulations to those involved.

5. CRS Reorganization. Meetings with CREA for affected bargaining unit members are taking place.

Meeting adjourned at 1 p.m.

Attendees:

Phillip Brogsdale
Beverly Campbell
Royce Crocker
Ryan Granger
Valerie Grasso
Julius Jefferson
Jim McCarthy
Jasmina Miric
Jack Moteff
Libby Perl
Brian Reeder
Dennis Roth
Abby Rudman
Bryan Sinquefield
David Smole
Mallary Stouffer
Sibyl Tilson

BOG Meeting Minutes — May 19, 2010

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1. Minutes.The minutes of May 12, 2010, were accepted.

2. Telework Update. First lists have been published; they are available at creaunion.org.

3. Reopening the CBA. Decision will need to be made and management informed by the end of June. A list of matters to consider was e-mailed.

4. Official Time Negotiation. President R. reported on discussions with Bob Dizard; a proposal was distributed. Counterproposal language was suggested.

5. Meeting with Director. President R. reported on his meeting with the Director. Topics included CRS user survey. Responses are being analyzed.

6. Caucus Cost Overrun. Refund is complete. Thanks to those who persisted on our behalf and to those who stepped up and paid.

7. CRS Reorganization. Management meetings were held. CREA meetings with affected staff will be held shortly. No physical moves are in the offing. How should questions be directed? A communication will be drafted and sent.

8. Other. KSG will sponsor CREA Cafe for June. Thanks to KSG and Governors Granger and Rudman!

Meeting adjourned at 1 p.m.

Attendees:

Beverly Campbell
Ryan Granger
Shelley Harlan
Julius Jefferson
Cathi Jones
Jim McCarthy
Jasmina Miric
Jack Moteff
Libby Perl
Stephen Pierce
Pat Purcell
Brian Reeder
Dennis Roth
Abby Rudman
David Smole
Mallary Stouffer

BOG Meeting Minutes — May 12, 2010

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1. Minutes. The minutes of May 5, 2010, were accepted.

2. Electronic Pay Stubs. LOC has proposed changing default to no paper copy; employees can still request paper copies be mailed.

3. Telework Update. 78 applications have been received thus far. A helpful Q&A page was published on the CREA website.

4. CRS Reorganization. Meetings will be Thursday, May 13.

5. Official Time. LOC is arguing that arbitrator still has jurisdiction. President R is completing Phase I reconstruction. President R. reported on meeting with Bob Dizard (the new Senior Advisor to the Librarian); the hope is to pursue an effective forward-moving plan. House Administration supports a better resolution.

6. Meeting with the Director. President R. will meet with the Director on Tuesday, May 18; questions are solicited.

7. Other.

(a) Governor Rudman brought in a camera for CREA; thanks to Governor Rudman!

(b) Suggestion was made to formally thank Rep. Wasserman Schultz.

(c) President Obama is pushing for KSAs to be eliminated from federal hiring; will

LOC continue to require them?

Meeting adjourned at 1 p.m.

Attendees:

Phillip Brogsdale
Beverly Campbell
Shelley Harlan
Jim McCarthy
Jasmina Miric
Martinez Majors
Jack Moteff
Libby Perl
Stephen Pierce
Brian Reeder
Dennis Roth
Abby Rudman
Bryan Sinquefield
David Smole
Mallary Stouffer

BOG Meeting Minutes — May 5, 2010

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1. Minutes. The minutes of April 28, 2010, were accepted.

2. Official Time Reporting. President R. reported that records of the President’s official time need to be recreated; he is recreating these records. The Library claims the records were inadequate in detail, overdue, and didn’t cover the full time specified in the FLRA decision.

3. Telework. Among the issues that have been raised:
(a) Those who already have configured laptops; details of how to work them in.
(b) The 2-hour recall.
(c) Are probationary employees excluded?
(d) The May 3 deadline.
(e) Paperwork needed for possible long-distance phone reimbursement.
(f) Is a fixed day the same in both weeks of a pay period? Some ambiguity remains.

4. CREA Cafe Sponsors. Governor Harlan made a plea for May; Governors Perl and Smole volunteered. Thanks to the Governors from DSP. Governor Rudman volunteered KSG to sponsor in conjunction with another division.

Meeting adjourned at 1 p.m.

Attendees:

Beverly Campbell
Royce Crocker
Valerie Grasso
Shelley Harlan
Jim McCarthy
Jack Moteff
Libby Perl
Dennis Roth
Abby Rudman
Bryan Sinquefield
David Smole
Mallary Stouffer