BOG Meeting Minutes — June 30, 2010

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1. Minutes.The minutes of June 9 and June 16, 2010, were accepted.

2. CBA Opening. The request has been sent. The first meeting will be July 28; then the clock starts ticking on ground rules, etc.

Proposal from Joe S. discussed; clarification will be requested on customization of training to include relevant articles and number of attendees who can be accommodated. Sense is that Officers, Governors, and Stewards will be invited and that bargaining team members will be required to attend training.

3. Upcoming Meetings with Management.

(a) President R., along with Governor Rudman and other affected KSG staff, will meet with management to discuss Sharepoint issues; how can we improve its usefulness as a collaboration tool?

(b) President R., along with Sherry Shapiro and with input from VP Moteff, will meet with management about the issue of useful websites getting blocked by CRS/LC software.

4.LC Proposed Regulations. (Being negotiated with the other LC unions.) The regulations will be separated and negotiated one by one.

5. Telework. No news is mostly good news.

6. Food Service. The cafeteria contractor has requested shorter hours. The unions will meet with management. Ideas are solicited.

7. Ergonomic Furniture. Apparently, people are not getting as many options as they were supposed to.

Note: Governor McCarthy has volunteered to take the next 3-month shift facilitating the agenda. Thanks to Governor McCarthy!

Meeting adjourned at 1 p.m.

Attendees:

Phillip Brogsdale
Beverly Campbell
Royce Crocker
Julius Jefferson
Cathi Jones
Jim McCarthy
Jasmina Miric
Jack Moteff
Libby Perl
Dennis Roth
Abby Rudman
Bryan Sinquefield (telcon)
David Smole
Mallary Stouffer

BOG Meeting Minutes – June 16, 2010

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There was not a quorum at today’s meeting. A discussion was held, nonetheless on the following topics.

1. Topics for Meeting with Director. G&F “policy” on speaking to the media. It appears at odds with CRS official policy. Some question regarding the implementation of the CRS mentoring program within KSG.

2. Telework. President Roth told that IMT has only has 9 people left to set-up for telework. 160 CRS employees have signed up for telework as of his last inquiry. Some discussion about getting more permanent or durable passes, or perhaps a more efficient system, for taking laptops out of building. 

3. Food Services Committee. Vendor has expressed concern about disappearance of metal flatware and plates from cafeterias. Vendor is required to provide these. Vendor is seeking assistance in solving this problem.

Meeting adjourned at 12:50.

Attendees:

Royce Crocker, Julius Jefferson, Jim McCarthy, Jack Moteff, Libby Perl, Brian Reeder, Dennis Roth, Abbey Rudman, Sibyl Tilson.

BOG Meeting Minutes — June 9, 2010

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1. Minutes. The minutes of June 2, 2010, were accepted.

2. CRS Reorganization. President R. reported that he and VP Jefferson have met with all affected groups; no major surprises have been encountered, and there are no major concerns beyond the issue of supervisors and performance during the transition.

3. Telework Update. Meetings with the initial group of approved teleworkers have all been scheduled. Apparently, 7 or 8 additional applicants have come in and been approved. A few technical issues have arisen. Also, a reminder was made to record telework days as such. The telework team is meeting to assess progress.

4. Bargaining Teams Needed. LOC has proposed changes to the regulation (LCR) on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The Inspector General (IG) has drafted a new LCR on its operations (no LCR currently guides the IG’s operations). President R. will share the drafts. Governors Grasso and Rudman expressed interest in the FMLA changes. Governor Crocker expressed interest in the IG LCR.

5. Opening Contract. President R. will contact Joe S. for a possible training.

6. Oral History. VP Jefferson is developing a template for interviews.

7. Matt Biggs Presentation. Matt Biggs can come give a talk in July or August; this would be in lieu of a regular BOG meeting.

Meeting adjourned at 1 p.m.

Attendees:

Phillip Brogsdale
Beverly Campbell
Royce Crocker
Valerie Grasso
Julius Jefferson
Cathi Jones
Jasmina Miric
Jack Moteff
Libby Perl
Brian Reeder
Dennis Roth
Abby Rudman
Bryan Sinquefield (telcon)
David Smole
Mallary Stouffer

BOG Meeting Minutes — June 2, 2010

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1. Minutes.The minutes of May 26, 2010, were accepted.

2. Telework Update. Workstation replacements are proceeding. Governor (and teleworker) Sinquefield reported a positive experience on his first day; Governor Smole also had a positive report of his first day. Some possible training in managing in a telework environment has been suggested for both staff and management; free online training from OPM is available. Perhaps a meeting to share tips and experiences could be held after we have several months of telework to assess.

3. Oral History of CREA. VP Jefferson is pursuing this and will report back at a later meeting.

4. Union Presidents’ Meeting with LC Human Resources Director.
(a) Agreement signed on electronic pay stubs. Hard copy will still be available if employee actively signs up.
(b) Issue was raised for CDP (Career Development Program) graduates to be given some priority consideration for interviews for LC openings.
(c) Metro fare increase will require recertification; up to $230 is currently available per month.

5. Open Time. Governor Grasso reported that some movement is happening on DOD/Administration initiative to insource; she will give a formal report at a future meeting. Governor Smole inquired about next steps on the contract.

Meeting adjourned at 12:50 p.m.

Attendees:

Phillip Brogsdale
Valerie Grasso
Shelley Harlan
Jasmina Miric
Jack Moteff
Dennis Roth
Bryan Sinquefield (telcon)
David Smole