BOG Meeting Minutes — November 30, 2011

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1. Minutes. The minutes of November 16, 2011, were accepted.

2. Governor Slots Vacant. ALD, G&F, and RSI still need Governors.

3. Holiday Party or Alternative. Given the ongoing environment, Governor Perl moved, Governor Martinez seconded, and the motion passed unanimously that we take the $1,000 that we might spend for a holiday party and donate it to a few worthy causes instead. A decision on the donations will be made at the next meeting.

4. Steward Elections. VP Jefferson reported that steward election materials will be distributed soon and elections should be completed by January 17.

5. Master Contract. President R. reported that the representational activity article has been tabled. The consultative management article has been agreed on. Next is alternative work schedules, followed by performance.

6. Website/ Communications Team. VP Moteff is interested in relinquishing the lead on the team.

7. Other.
a. Governor Grasso mentioned that $2,005.60 was raised by the CFC bake sale. Congratulations to all concerned.
b. Governor Martinez solicited input on the cafeteria; President R. suggested Governor Martinez might attend the Food Services meetings.

Meeting adjourned at 12:50 p.m.

Attendees:
D. Andrew Austin
Phillip Brogsdale
Karma Ester
Val Grasso
Julius Jefferson
Chris Lewis
Martinez Majors
Libby Perl
Brian Reeder
Dennis Roth
Bryan Sinquefield
Mallary Stouffer

BOG Meeting Minutes — November 16, 2011

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1. Minutes. The minutes of October 26, 2011, were accepted.

2. FMLA Regulation. The new regulation on Family and Medical Leave is nearly ready.

3. FECA Regulation. The new Workers’ Compensation (Federal Employees’ Compensation) regulation has been issued.

4. Travel LCR. A modified travel regulation has been given to the unions.

5. ADA Regulation. The unions are close to giving an updated regulation to management.

6. Contract Bargaining. VP Moteff reported on progress. Association Representational Activity is the current article; Consultative Management is next and Space Moves and Employee Relocation comes after that.

7. Post VERA/VSIP. Twenty-two CRS staff have taken the offer. Nineteen were in the bargaining unit (eight CREA members).

8. President’s Meeting with Acting Director. President R. reported on meeting. Apparently we (CRS) are OK through FY2012 (RIFs and furloughs unlikely).

9. SmartBenefits. President R. reported on changes to SmarTrip cards. A separate account will be created for your SmartBenefits. Also, monthly benefit amounts may drop substantially next year. Details will be
forthcoming.

10. CREA Coffee. Coffee event was big success! Thanks to Governors Perl and Rudman. We will hold another one in a couple of months.

11. Other.
a. Mr. Carron (head of labor relations) is retiring to become an administrative law judge in the District.
b. Baked goods for the CFC bake sale are called for by Governor Grasso.

Meeting adjourned at 1:05 p.m.

Attendees:

D. Andrew Austin
Karma Ester
Val Grasso
Julius Jefferson
Chris Lewis
Jack Moteff
Libby Perl
Brian Reeder
Dennis Roth
Abby Rudman
Bryan Sinquefield
Mallary Stouffer