BOG Meeting Minutes — January 18, 2012

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1. Minutes. The minutes of January 11, 2012, were accepted.

2. President’s Meeting with the Director. President R. will meet with Mary M. on Tuesday, January 24. Concerns and issues are solicited; please e-mail them in.

3. CBA Negotiations. The next article is on performance. Input is solicited on 3- or 4- level versus 5-level performance rating system.

4. Grievances.

First Grievance. VP Jefferson introduced first grievance and VP Moteff outlined it. The grievance involves ADA accommodation and job performance, and has been denied at Step 2. The grievance committee recommends moving forward. After discussion, Governor Schierow moved, Governor Reeder seconded, and the motion passed unanimously that the grievance be pursued to arbitration.

Second Grievance. VP Jefferson introduced a second grievant. The grievance is related to performance evaluation; it has been denied at Step 2. The grievance committee also recommends moving forward to arbitration. After discussion, Governor Jones moved, Governor Ester seconded, and the motion passed unanimously that the grievance be pursued to arbitration.

Meeting adjourned at 1:00 p.m.

Attendees:

D. Andrew Austin
David Bradley
Phillip Brogsdale
Karma Ester
Val Grasso
Carol Hardy Vincent
Julius Jefferson
Cathi Jones
Chris Lewis
Jack Moteff
Libby Perl
Brian Reeder
Dennis Roth
Abby Rudman
Linda-Jo Schierow
Bryan Sinquefield
Mallary Stouffer
Sibyl Tilson

BOG Meeting Minutes — January 11, 2012

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1. Minutes. The minutes of January 4, 2012, were accepted. Thank you, VP Moteff.

2. New Governors from RSI. Carol Hardy Vincent and Linda-Jo Schierow have stepped forward to serve. Governor Brogsdale moved, Governor Grasso seconded, and the motion passed unanimously that Carol Hardy Vincent and Linda-Jo Schierow be appointed to serve as RSI Governors. Thanks and welcome to Ms. Hardy Vincent and Ms. Schierow!

3. Accommodation Workshop. CREA is signed up for a workshop Jan. 18 and 19. President R. and VP M. will attend; others are welcome.

4. Office Software. Treasurer Austin reported that our financial reviewer has recommended we automate our bookkeeping using QuickBooks. Treasurer A. will proceed.

5. Office Support. President R. mentioned a need for clerical help in the office. Governor Martinez offered to chair a task force to analyze need and report back to the Board. Governor Schierow and VP Moteff will also serve on the task force. Thanks to Governors Martinez and Schierow and to VP Moteff.

6. Director Staff Meetings and Brown Bag Lunches. Meetings are upcoming. Staff are encouraged to attend; also, topics are solicited for official CREA mention.

7. Food Service. President R. reported that the sixth-floor cafeteria will be reopening next month.

8. Outlook Briefing. IMT will hold a briefing for CREA on Thursday, January 19 at 11:00.

9. Steward Elections. VP Jefferson reminded everyone that the election deadline (January 17) is approaching.

10. Grievances. Two grievances will be presented to the Board next week (January 18).

11. Room Change (Jan. 18). The Board will need to meet elsewhere next week.

Meeting adjourned at 12:55 p.m.

Attendees:

D. Andrew Austin
David Bradley
Phillip Brogsdale
Karma Ester
Val Grasso
Carol Hardy Vincent
Julius Jefferson
Martinez Majors
Jack Moteff
Libby Perl
Brian Reeder
Dennis Roth
Abby Rudman
Linda-Jo Schierow
Bryan Sinquefield
Mallary Stouffer

BOG Meeting Minutes — January 4, 2012

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1. Minutes of Dec. 13, 2011. The minutes of December 13, 2011, were accepted.

2. Outlook Briefing. IMT’s Outlook briefing for the CREA Board was postponed until Jan. 19. One question raised was to ask whether and how Groupwise archives will be accessed.

3. Webinar on Performance. Webinar on performance reviews is tomorrow, Jan. 5, from 1-4 p.m., in LM-412. President Roth will inform officers, governors, and stewards, but all members are invited.

4. Grad Recruit Lunch. President Roth proposed setting up in the next couple months the previously approved graduate recruit luncheon. VP Moteff will work on planning.

5. Rep. Van Hollen Staffer Talk. President Roth proposed rescheduling Rep. Van Hollen’s staff person to speak to CREA members. Rep. Van Hollen’s staffer was to talk at the CREA annual meeting in October, but had to cancel.

6. Steward Elections. VP Jefferson reminded governors to hold steward elections by Jan. 17. Also, Governor Brogsdale agreed to sit on the Grievance Committee. The committee still needs another steward to satisfy the CREA constitution. The committee has two cases to review in the next week.

7. Master Contract Update. Currently negotiating Space Moves article. Next article to be taken up is Flexible Work Schedules, followed by Performance Reviews.

8. Office Support. President Roth announced the resignation of CREA’s office support person, Mary Rose. The Board agreed to reevaluate the need and duties for that position.

9. Issues for 2012. President Roth asked the Board to think about issues to be taken up during the next year. Two issues that he mentioned were the impact of staff reductions, and coming up with our own cost-saving ideas.

Meeting adjourned at 1:00 p.m.

Attendees:

David Bradley
Phillip Brogsdale
Nic Cook
Val Grasso
Julius Jefferson
Jack Moteff
Libby Perl
Dennis Roth
Abby Rudman