BOG Meeting Minutes — April 27, 2011

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1. Minutes.The minutes of April 20, 2011, were accepted.

2. Meeting with Acting Director. President R. reported on meeting with Mary Mazanec (and Dick Ehlke). President R. invited her to lunch; she may be too busy to do it.

3. Possible Project/Assignment for Office Support. We still need suggestions.

4. Blocked Websites. E-mail went out; VP Moteff combined and distributed responses. There has been some frustration. An info session may be requested.

5. Other.
1) Food service areas are to be renovated; this will involve moving the coffee shop to the 6th floor and the Montpelier room may be coming back (in a new form).

2) President R. reported that next Wednesday (May 4) a ‘webinar’ training on arbitration will be held from 12:00 -1:30. Governors and Stewards are invited and encouraged to attend.

3) New employee event. VP Moteff reported he has invited all new staffers hired since January 2010 to a lunch/info session (Thursday May 5, 12:00-1:00). Several have accepted; Governors are asked to gently encourage people to come. Thanks to VP Moteff.

Meeting adjourned at 12:30 p.m.

Attendees:

Beverly Campbell
Valerie Grasso
Julius Jefferson
Chris Lewis
Jim McCarthy
Jack Moteff
Libby Perl
Brian Reeder
Dennis Roth
Abby Rudman
Bryan Sinquefield
David Smole
Mallary Stouffer

BOG Meeting Minutes — April 20, 2011

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1. Minutes.The minutes of April 6, 2011, were accepted.

2. Meeting with Acting Director.President R. reported that he now has meetings set up with the Acting Director; at the first one, President R. will invite her to lunch (as per our prior meeting). Issues are solicited. The status of those ‘executive committees’ was mentioned.

3. Arbitration Hearing on Grievance. President R. and VP Jefferson reported on the hearing held on April 15. (The grievance is a CREA grievance relating to removal from a flexible schedule.)

4. Office Support. President R. mentioned that we may not be getting full value for our expenditure. Can we come up with more projects?

5. Tech Changes.The new website policy is creating some issues. Should we send out a communication asking about problems? (Yes.) Should we request an information session? (Yes.)

6. Budget Testimony Rescheduled for May 11.Testimony is ready.

7. Master Contract Bargaining.Merit Employment is current article under consideration. Facilities article is next.

8. Membership Update.We have 265 members (out of 503 bargaining unit members – well over 50%). Yay! The idea of holding a lunch time session for new CRS hires is still on the table.

Meeting adjourned at 1:00 p.m.

Attendees:

D. Andrew Austin
Phillip Brogsdale
Royce Crocker
Julius Jefferson
Chris Lewis
Jim McCarthy
Jack Moteff
Libby Perl

BOG Meeting Minutes — April 6, 2011

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1. Minutes.The minutes of March 23, 2011, were accepted.

2. Possible Shutdown. The LC and LC unions have agreed to the MOU. Those who will be excepted will get a letter today (April 6).

3. Master Contract Bargaining. President R. mentioned that the article on merit selection is up next.

4. Arbitration. The grievance over being removed from a compflex schedule has moved to arbitration; a hearing is scheduled for April 15.

5. Grad Recruit Program.The program has recommenced.

6. Other. Should we invite Mary Mazanec to a CREA Cafe? Maybe not. Perhaps a lunch instead. Governor Crocker moved, Governor Rudman seconded, and the motion passed unanimously that we invite Ms. Mazanec to an offsite informal lunch with Officers, Governors, and Stewards at which we would share our views of the CREA-CRS history, working relationship, and hopes for the future.

Meeting adjourned at 1:00 p.m.

Attendees:

Phillip Brogsdale
Beverly Campbell
Royce Crocker
Valerie Grasso
Julius Jefferson
Cathi Jones
Chris Lewis
Jim McCarthy
Jack Moteff
Dennis Roth
Abby Rudman
Bryan Sinquefield
David Smole
Mallary Stouffer
Sibyl Tilson