1. Minutes. Minutes of August 14 accepted pending confirmation of House and Senate FY2014 budget recommendations for CRS.
2. Elections. Election of Officers and Governors to be held on Wednesday, October 2. Final details of election notification letter and petitions of nomination discussed; will be distributed to membership tomorrow. Signed petitions due by September 11. Still hoping to recruit some candidates from G&F and ALD. Need a volunteer who isn’t running for any office to run election.
3. Update on Arbitration. Went before the arbitrator about the case where management did not follow their own special announcement about going to OIC and holding managers who don’t accountable. Management claimed they didn’t go to OIC about conflict between employee and supervisor in which employee reported discriminatory language because employee and CREA already had. Also claimed the special announcement wasn’t binding and conferred no rights to employees. Arbitrator agreed with management that not going to OIC after employee and CREA already had wasn’t a problem, but also agreed with CREA that special announcement is policy and needs to be followed. Split decision; costs of arbitration will be split.
Meeting adjourned at 1:00 p.m.