BOG Meeting Minutes – October 24, 2012

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1. Minutes. The minutes of October 17, 2012, were accepted.

2. Meeting with the Director. Discussion included (1) CREA proposal for pre-decision bargaining with Library concerning sequestration, furlough; (2) suspension of telework and Dir. Mazanec’s belief that it needed to be uniform across the Service; (3) issues surrounding the extension of grad recruits and adherence to one of the stated goals of the program to increase diversity; CREA believes this should be stressed in decisions about which recruits are retained in addition to which ones are recruited; (4) Hungerford report that was pulled from crs.gov and continued discontent over the handling of it; Dir. Mazanec feels she has said all she needs to on the topic; CRS’s review process is being assessed.

3. Suspension of Telework. CREA legal counsel didn’t feel we have a strong case in grieving the decision by management. The sense of the Board was not to move forward in opposing this particular case but to remain aware that similar situations could arise.

Meeting adjourned at 1:00 p.m.

Attendees:

David Bradley
Phillip Brogsdale
Karma Ester
Val Grasso
Cathi Jones
Chris Lewis
Jasmine Marcellus
Jack Moteff
Libby Perl
Brian Reeder
Dennis Roth
Abigail Rudman
Linda-Jo Schierow
Bryan Sinquefield
Mallary Stouffer
Carol Hardy Vincent

BOG Meeting Minutes – October 17, 2012

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1. Minutes. The minutes of October 3, 2012, were accepted.

2. Additions to Agenda. Gov. Hardy-Vincent moved, Gov. Reeder seconded that the agenda be amended to include a vote to elect Mallary Stouffer to fill an open governor position on the Board. The motion passed unanimously. Gov. Hardy-Vincent moved, Gov. Schierow seconded that Ms. Stouffer be elected. The motion passed unanimously. Congratulations to Gov. Stouffer.

3. Telework Suspension during Outlook 2010 Transition. Management has suspended telework on Friday, October 26, and Monday, October 29, citing mission requirements. Conflicting language appears in different sections of the telework agreements. The Board discussed options for and ramifications of protesting management’s decision not to allow employees to designate alternate telework days, and will discuss further after hearing from CREA’s legal counsel.

4. Unscheduled Work at Home. Pres. Moteff informed the Board that the issue is still being discussed and CREA has a proposal in contract negotiations that would loosen the current contract language.

5. Front Office Reorganization. The Inquiry Section of CIP, the Programs Section of KSG, and the Communications Office will be under Lizanne Kelley, effective (tentatively) November 1. Management says there will be no impact, CREA will talk to affected employees.

6. Collective Bargaining Agreement Mediation. Discussions with the mediator have begun concerning the six articles still on the table.

7. Topics for President’s Meeting with Director. Pres. Moteff solicited topics from the Board for discussion with Dir. Mazanec at their next Tuesday meeting. Suggestions included whether CREA can bargain furloughs pre-decision, concern in a KSG section about staffing decisions and communication issues with the AD, discontent about the decision not to allow alternate telework surrounding the Outlook 2010 transition, and continuing concerns about how the situation with the recently pulled CRS report was handled by management.

Meeting adjourned at 1:15 p.m.

Attendees:

Phillip Brogsdale
Karma Ester
Sean Farrell
Val Grasso
Carol Hardy Vincent
Chris Lewis
Jasmine Marcellus
Jack Moteff
Libby Perl
Brian Reeder
Dennis Roth
Abigail Rudman
Linda-Jo Schierow
Bryan Sinquefield
Mallary Stouffer

BOG Meeting Minutes–October 17, 2012

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1. Minutes. The minutes of October 3, 2012, were accepted.

2. Additions to Agenda. Gov. Hardy-Vincent moved, Gov. Reeder seconded that the agenda be amended to include a vote to elect Mallary Stouffer to fill an open governor position on the Board. The motion passed unanimously. Gov. Hardy-Vincent moved, Gov. Schierow seconded that Ms. Stouffer be elected. The motion passed unanimously. Congratulations to Gov. Stouffer.

3. Telework Suspension during Office 2010 Transition. Management has suspended telework on Friday, October 26, and Monday, October 29, citing mission requirements. Conflicting language appears in different sections of the telework agreements. The Board discussed options for and ramifications of protesting management’s decision not to allow employees to designate alternate telework days, and will discuss further after hearing from CREA’s legal counsel.

4. Unscheduled Work at Home. Pres. Moteff informed the Board that the issue is still being discussed and CREA has a proposal in contract negotiations that would loosen the current contract language.

5. Front Office Reorganization. The Inquiry Section of CIP, the Programs Section of KSG, and the Communications Office will be under Lizanne Kelley, effective (tentatively) November 1. Management says there will be no impact, CREA will talk to affected employees.

6. Collective Bargaining Agreement Mediation. Discussions with the mediator have begun concerning the six articles still on the table.

7. Topics for President’s Meeting with Director. Pres. Moteff solicited topics from the Board for discussion with Dir. Mazanec at their next Tuesday meeting. Suggestions included whether CREA can bargain furloughs pre-decision, concern in a KSG section about staffing decisions and communication issues with the AD, discontent about the decision not to allow alternate telework surrounding the Office 2010 transition, and continuing concerns about how the situation with the recently pulled CRS report was handled by management.

Meeting adjourned at 1:15 p.m.

Attendees:

Phillip Brogsdale
Karma Ester
Sean Farrell
Val Grasso
Carol Hardy Vincent
Chris Lewis
Jasmine Marcellus
Jack Moteff
Libby Perl
Brian Reeder
Dennis Roth
Abigail Rudman
Linda-Jo Schierow
Bryan Sinquefield
Mallary Stouffer

BOG Meeting Minutes–October 3, 2012

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1. Minutes. The minutes of September 26, 2012, were accepted.

2. Annual Meeting Update. Everything is on track. A staffer from Rep. Van Hollen’s office is confirmed, still waiting to hear about other speakers.

3. Report Taken Down. A Senate committee has complained and written a critique of a CRS report about taxes. Management took the report off crs.gov, changes are being discussed. President-to-be Moteff will further discuss the various issues surrounding this action with Director Mazanec at their next Tuesday meeting.

4. FY2013 Budget. Treasurer Austin presented the final budget and went through additions/deletions. Gov. Grasso recommends $1,000 each for professional meetings and training and steward training. Gov. Schierow moved and Gov. Jones seconded that the budget be approved. The motion passed unanimously.

5. Open Time. Gov. Hardy Vincent passed along to the Board questions she had received from members of the bargaining unit about telework and volunteer librarian postings in LaFollette.

Meeting adjourned at 1:00 p.m.

Attendees:

D. Andrew Austin
David Bradley
Phillip Brogsdale
Beverly Campbell
Karma Ester
Val Grasso
Carol Hardy Vincent
Julius Jefferson
Cathi Jones
Chris Lewis
Jasmine Marcellus
Jack Moteff
Brian Reeder
Dennis Roth
Abigail Rudman
Linda-Jo Schierow
Bryan Sinquefield

BOG Meeting Minutes – October 3, 2012

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1. Minutes. The minutes of September 26, 2012, were accepted.

2. Annual Meeting Update. Everything is on track. A staffer from Rep. Van Hollen’s office is confirmed, still waiting to hear about other speakers.

3. Report Taken Down. A Senate committee has complained and written a critique of a CRS report about taxes. Management took the report off crs.gov, changes are being discussed. President-to-be Moteff will further discuss the various issues surrounding this action with Director Mazanec at their next Tuesday meeting.

4. FY2013 Budget. Treasurer Austin presented the final budget and went through additions/deletions. Gov. Grasso recommends $1,000 each for professional meetings and training and steward training. Gov. Schierow moved and Gov. Jones seconded that the budget be approved. The motion passed unanimously.

5. Open Time. Gov. Hardy Vincent passed along to the Board questions she had received from members of the bargaining unit about telework and volunteer librarian postings in LaFollette.

Meeting adjourned at 1:00 p.m.

Attendees:

D. Andrew Austin
David Bradley
Phillip Brogsdale
Beverly Campbell
Karma Ester
Val Grasso
Carol Hardy Vincent
Julius Jefferson
Cathi Jones
Chris Lewis
Jasmine Marcellus
Jack Moteff
Brian Reeder
Dennis Roth
Abigail Rudman
Linda-Jo Schierow
Bryan Sinquefield