BOG Meeting Minutes — February 29, 2012

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1. Welcome Sean Farrell. New CIP Steward Sean Farrell introduced himself. Welcome to Sean.

2. Minutes. The minutes of February 15, 2012, were accepted.

3. Update on Arbitration. President R. reported on possible resolutions to grievances.

4. Update on Contract Bargaining. President R. reported on progress. The current article is Performance. Next will be Promotion.

5. Update on Lactation Center. Center (on the 3d floor) should be opening next week. A request has been made for $$ to help defray decorating costs. Governor Schierow moved, Governor Grasso seconded, and the motion passed unanimously that we contribute $100 for the decor.

6. ULPs Update. President R. reported on progress of information request and senior-level performance bargaining ULPs.

7. Meeting with Director. President R. reported on meeting with the Director, which was cordial.

8. BOG-Steward Meeting. Next week’s meeting will be a joint BOG-Steward meeting (March 7 in CWC-B).

9. Scholarships and Loan Grants. The committee gave a brief update. A record number (18) of applications have come in.

10. Madison Atrium. President R. reported that the atrium will be restored (good news!)

Meeting adjourned at 12:50 p.m.

Attendees:

D. Andrew Austin
Phillip Brogsdale
Sean Farrell
Val Grasso
Carol Hardy Vincent
Chris Lewis
Jack Moteff
Libby Perl
Brian Reeder
Dennis Roth
Linda-Jo Schierow
Bryan Sinquefield
Mallary Stouffer

BOG Meeting Minutes — February 15, 2012

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1. Minutes. The minutes of Feb. 8, 2012, were accepted.

2. Budget Hearings. President R. asked if we should provide testimony. Consensus is yes, with a positive take on service, new director, etc.

3. Budget Hearings. President R. mentioned a clarification on personnel departures that he would like to include in his testimony.

4. Hill Visits. A number of visits are planned to congressional offices.

5. CREA Office Support. Governor Schierow presented a proposal including significant document-scanning duties. President R. suggested a known person who could be approached; also a scanner may be available to replace existing equipment. Thanks to Governors Schierow and Majors.

6. Steward Elections. Elections are almost complete; training will be decided on after a meeting of new stewards.

7. Computer Issues. President R. has been asked to raise computer issues with the Director. The problems appear to be widespread; we will inquire with IMT.

8. Redistributing Work. President R. raised the issue of work being redistributed; a meeting to discuss this has been requested.

Meeting adjourned at 1:00 p.m.

Attendees:

Phillip Brogsdale
Karma Ester
Carol Hardy Vincent
Julius Jefferson
Chris Lewis
Libby Perl
Dennis Roth
Abby Rudman
Linda-Jo Schierow
Bryan Sinquefield
Mallary Stouffer
Joe Lentrichia
Sibyl Tilson

BOG Meeting Minutes — February 8, 2012

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1. Minutes. The minutes of Feb. 1, 2012, were accepted.

2. IFPTE Request. President R. introduced some background to the IFPTE letter (in particular the departure of one large west coast local). After discussion, Governor Jones moved, Governor Schierow seconded, and the motion passed unanimously that we donate $5,000 to the IFPTE sustainability fund.

3. Budget Hearing. President R. reported on the hearing. CRS was not asked about directly; the discussion was cordial. Only mandatory increases have been requested.

4. Director’s Meetings. Discussion included mention of workplace flexibility, awards, future of SRMs, etc.

5. Cafeteria Reopened. Reaction is it looks good so far – prices and service seem decent; credit cards are easier than they used to be; there are more vegetarian options. Concern remains about ground floor coffee shop.

Meeting adjourned at 1:00 p.m.

Attendees:

D. Andrew Austin
David Bradley
Phillip Brogsdale
Carol Hardy Vincent
Julius Jefferson
Cathi Jones
Chris Lewis
Dennis Roth
Abby Rudman
Linda-Jo Schierow
Bryan Sinquefield
Mallary Stouffer

BOG Meeting Minutes — February 1, 2012

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1. Minutes. The minutes of January 18, 2012, were accepted.

2. Office Support. Governor Martinez reported on notes and conversation with President R. Filing and scanning are pressing needs; longer term goal is to reduce paper files and reorganize the space in the CREA office. After a discussion of a couple of approaches (for example, perhaps a 90-day, 3-day-per-week commitment), it was agreed that Governor Schierow and Governor Martinez will further consider the situation and report back with a proposal.

3. VP Moteff. President R. circulated a card. Governor Martinez moved, Governor Reeder seconded, and the motion passed unanimously that we buy a $150 gift card from Amazon.com for Jack.

4. Loan and Scholarship Coffee. Announcements have gone out for our 2012 program. Governor Perl and the Scholarship Committee will coordinate a coffee on Feb. 15 or 16 (Wednesday or Thursday); all will be welcome to come and socialize and questions can be answered about the program.

5. Master Contract. President R. reported on negotiations. The next article is performance; after that is promotion. CREA has suggested using interest-based bargaining.

6. Budget Hearings. President R. reported Leg Branch hearing is coming up. CREA will probably not testify.

7. Steward Update. VP Jefferson reported on steward elections. Several divisions have completed their elections; several remain.

Meeting adjourned at 1:00 p.m.

Attendees:

D. Andrew Austin
Karma Ester
Carol Hardy Vincent
Julius Jefferson
Martinez Majors
Libby Perl
Brian Reeder
Dennis Roth
Abby Rudman
Linda-Jo Schierow
Bryan Sinquefield
Mallary Stouffer