BOG Meeting Minutes — August 29, 2012

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1. Minutes. The minutes of August 15, 2012, were accepted.

2. Vote on amendment. The vote was postponed, as a quorum of Governors was not present.

3. CREA election and annual meeting. An election for CREA officers will be held on Wednesday, October 3; petitions are due by Wednesday, September 12. Governors Hardy-Vincent and Campbell have volunteered for the election committee. The annual meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 10. VP Moteff has volunteered to chair the annual meeting committee.

4. Master contract bargaining. President R. reported on bargaining. The performance and promotion articles have been tabled, grievance is next, and will likely be tabled as well. Mediation is likely.

5. CRS non-cash awards. CRS is discussing non-cash performance awards in the form of merchandise or lunches/dinners. Awards in the form of time off don’t appear to be likely.

Meeting adjourned at 1:00 p.m.

Attendees:

David Bradley
Phillip Brogsdale
Beverley Campbell
Julius Jefferson
Chris Lewis
Jasmine Marcellus
Jack Moteff
Brian Reeder
Dennis Roth
Bryan Sinquefield
Carol Hardy-Vincent

BOG Meeting Minutes — August 15, 2012

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

2. CREA meeting with congressional staff. President R. reported on meeting with staff of House Administration. Meeting was cordial.

3. Master contract bargaining. President R. reported on bargaining. The current article is performance; the goal is to encourage a more positive approach from supervisors when possible.

4. STOCK Act. President R. reported on the situation with the financial reporting requirements. Progress is being made.

5. Ice cream social(!) Governor Reeder reported on options. The social will be held on August 22 (next Wednesday) at 2:00 p.m. in CWC-C. Prep will start at 1:30. Thanks to Governors Brogsdale, Lewis, Perl, Reeder, and Rudman.

6. ADA regulation update. President R. and VP Jefferson reported on progress. Unions’ proposal is with management.

7. Meeting with CRS Director. President R.’s next meeting with the Director is Tuesday, August 21. Concerns are solicited.

Meeting adjourned at 1:00 p.m.

Attendees:

D. Andrew Austin
David Bradley
Phillip Brogsdale
Val Grasso
Julius Jefferson
Cathi Jones
Chris Lewis
Jasmine Marcellus
Libby Perl
Brian Reeder
Abby Rudman
Dennis Roth
Bryan Sinquefield
Mallary Stouffer

BOG Meeting Minutes — August 1, 2012

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

2. Annlinn Kruger. President R. introduced Annlinn Kruger from LC. Ms. Kruger is promoting the idea of helping workers at LC without English skills through a tutoring or ESL language table program. We may discuss this further another time.

3. IFPTE Convention. President R. and VP Jefferson reported on the convention, including the Federal Caucus meetings. A resolution allowing for associate membership in IFPTE (not requiring per capita dues) was passed; CREA can now create such a membership if we wish. An e-mail will be sent detailing the resolutions and other convention business.

4. Phased Retirement. President R. reported briefly on ‘phased retirement’ now made possible by law; more information will be forthcoming.

5. CREA Social Event. Would Wednesday, August 22 work? (Yes, and 2 p.m. is suggested as a good time.) Governors Rudman, Perl, and Brogsdale have volunteered to help. More details later.

6. CBA Bargaining. A report came from the team, which is to meet with management again August 13. The current issue is performance, next are promotion and grievance.

Meeting adjourned at 1:00 p.m.

Attendees:

David Bradley
Phillip Brogsdale
Beverly Campbell
Sean Farrell
Carol Hardy Vincent
Julius Jefferson
Annlinn Kruger (LC/Presrv.)
Cathi Jones
Chris Lewis
Jack Moteff
Abby Rudman
Dennis Roth
Linda-Jo Schierow
Bryan Sinquefield
Mallary Stouffer