BOG Meeting Minutes – Jan. 15, 2014

Board of Governors Meeting Minutes

January 15, 2014

1. Introduction of Clint Brass, candidate for G&F Governor. Brass spoke on experience in CRS and motivation for joining CREA leadership. Governor Mangan moved to elect Clint Brass to the position of Governor. Motion seconded by Governor Hardy-Vincent. Unanimous vote in the affirmative to accept Clint Brass as Governor for G&F.

2. Minutes accepted. Minutes from Jan. 8, 2014 BOG Meeting accepted.

3. Committees. President Moteff reviewed the responsibilities and functions of CREA committees, which will be reestablished in the new year. An email with the following information will be sent to Stewards and Governors to support sign-up for committees in next BOG meeting.

 

4. CBA Update. The Federal Impasses Panel instructed the parties to select an arbitrary/fact-finder to mediate a resolution and/or make recommendations to the Panel on issues that were unable to be resolved through mediation. Both parties have agreed to enlist the services of Joseph Swerdzewski. Currently we are awaiting the Library drawing up a contract.

5. Digitizing Project. Update on project. Proposal will be submitted in the near future.

6. Budget Deal in Congress. Discussion about funds allocated for CRS. CRS received $105 million. This is higher than CRS’s post-sequestration budget figure, but $5 million less than what was requested for FY2014.

BOG Meeting Minutes – Jan. 8, 2014

1. Minutes accepted. Minutes accepted for previous meeting (Dec. 11, 2013) minutes

2. Approval of Arbitration Training for Officers. President Moteff submitted informational packets on two upcoming training programs: the annual FMCS Arbitration Symposium and the Federal Workforce Training conference for the board to review and evaluate for value and applicability to CREA training needs. Vice-President Grasso and Vice-President Jefferson are interested in attending the FMCS Symposium, which takes place in Atlantic City, NJ on May 8th and 9th. VP Grasso has submitted in writing an itemized budget including total cost to CREA to send one participant. Board discussed the relevancy of the agenda for the Symposium and for the Training Conference. Governor Martin moved to put to the board via email vote to approve sending VP Grasso and VP Jefferson to the Symposium in Atlantic City and to approve allocating funds for the event from the ‘professional meeting’ budget line item and the ‘training’ budget line item. Seconded by Governor Jones.

3. Committee Sign Up. Further information about the reconvening of and recruitment for committees will be addressed in the next meeting.

4. Meeting with Director of the Library. On December 17th, 2013, President Jack Moteff met with Director Mary Mazanec. Topics included the ‘Lessons Learned’ outline regarding employee experiences’ during the snow day that took occurred in mid-December and the progress of the pilot program for hiring for the new non-laddered assistant junior research assistant positions.

Attendees

  • Jack Moteff
  • Julius Jefferson
  • Cathy Jones
  • Carol Hardy-Vincent
  • Michael Martin
  • Phillip Brogsdale
  • Chelsea Robertson
  • Brian Reeder
  • Libby Perl
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