B.O.G. Meeting Minutes October 22, 2014

CREA Board Meeting Minutes

October 22, 2014

Meeting Started 12:02 p.m.

In attendance:

Governors 

David Bradley

Clint Brass

Patty Figliola

Carol Hardy-Vincent

Bonnie Mangan

Betty-Jean Oladapo

Libby Perl

Mallary Stouffer

 

 

 

 

Officers 

Phillip Brogsdale

Valerie Grasso

Julius Jefferson

Alison Siskin

Susan Thaul

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others 

Royce Crocker

Tyson Flagg

Jack Moteff

Tom Neale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minutes: For October 1st and October 15th accepted.

White Paper Committee: Gov. Brass presented the draft charter for the White Paper Committee. The White Paper Committee is motivated by CREAgrams (past CREA releases) that have had an effect on CRS policy. The Committee would also produce products to help the bargaining unit become more knowledgeable about CRS policy and their rights. The charter will be discussed next week.

CREA 40th Anniversary Celebration: There was a presentation on possible ideas for a celebration of CREA’s 40th anniversary. The suggestion was a dinner celebrating the organization, its accomplishments, and former presidents. There was also a suggestion to collect an oral history of the organization.  Notably, Chelsea had begun the oral history project and the work on that is on-going. The Board expressed their thanks to Tom and Royce for putting together the proposal. It was agreed that the issue would be put on the agenda for the next Board meeting.

CREA Brochure:  Want to Board to look at the brochure and review so that it can be given to new or current employees.

Other: The President met with Monica and they discussed credit hours and the emergency designation of staff. The President and former-President are meeting with Mary and plan to discuss the issue of comp-time and credit hours.

Meeting adjourned at 1:00.

B.O.G. Meeting Minutes October 15, 2014

CREA Board Meeting Minutes

October 15, 2014

Meeting started at 12:07 p.m.

In attendance:

Governors

Clint Brass

Karma Ester

Patty Figliola

Carol Hardy-Vincent

Bonnie Mangan

Betty-Jean Oladapo

Libby Perl

Mallary Stouffer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Officers

Phillip Brogsdale

Valerie Grasso

Julius Jefferson

Susan Thaul

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others

Tyson Flagg

Shelley Harlan

Jack Moteff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome New CREA Officers. Welcome to new CREA Officers.

  1. Credit Hours. President Grasso will schedule an information session on the new credit hour policy. There seems to be some misinformation out there. Also a recommendation is made for CREA members and members of the CREA CBA team to attend the Director’s open meetings October 28 and 29.
  2. Phased-In Retirement. President G. reported that an MOU is forthcoming. An information session may be scheduled if there is enough interest.
  3. Monthly Meeting with the Director. Are there suggested matters to raise? (Yes – credit hours and emergency procedures.)
  4. CREA Organization and Committees. President G. mentioned some vacancies still remain in our leadership; ALD has no Governor. We also need stewards in several divisions. President G. raised the CREA Committees; there is a vacancy on the Grievance Committee. VP Jefferson will reach out to fill that vacancy. Governors are asked to solicit for stewards and committee participants.
  5. Relocations. President G. raised the upcoming relocations of FIN staff (6 people) and PGM staff (7 people). A number of issues have been raised.
  6. Presidential Certificates. Former President Jack Moteff took the opportunity to present Presidential Certificates of Appreciation to Phillip Brogsdale, Shelley Harlan, and Libby Perl in person (and to Alison Siskin in absentia). Thanks to all for exceptional service to CREA!
  7. Open Forum. Governor Hardy-Vincent mentioned the idea of soliciting members for issues to be raised at the President’s meetings with the Director. All agreed this is a good idea.

Meeting adjourned at 1:00.

B.O.G. Meeting Minutes October 1, 2014

CREA Board Meeting Minutes

October 1, 2014

Meeting Started 12:04 p.m.

In attendance:

Governors

David Bradley

Clint Brass

Karma Ester

Patty Figliola

Carol Hardy-Vincent

Bonnie Mangan

Libby Perl

Mallary Stouffer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Officers

Phillip Brogsdale

Valerie Grasso

Julius Jefferson

Jack Moteff

Alison Siskin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others 

Susan Thaul

Tyson Flagg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The CREA negotiating team and the LOC signed the CBA!! There will be a signing with CRS on October 20th which is when credit hours begin.

VP: Susan Thaul has volunteered to be the VP for Bargaining.  Gov. Stouffer moved to appoint Susan Thaul as VP for Bargaining. Motioned seconded and approved unanimously. Congratulations to VP Thaul.

Annual Meeting: Will be Oct 8th, but there still is not guest speaker. Tyson is creating a flyer to post in the divisions and offices. The budget is $150 for the event.

Minutes: For September 24th approved with discussed modifications.

Grievance: Need to decide about a grievance concerning retaliation for filing a grievance. Gov. Stouffer moves that the Board vote to move forward with the grievance and to combine it with the other grievance (the one that caused the retaliation). Gov. Brass seconded it. Motion approved.

Open Mic:

  • Concerns were raised about how credit hours will be administered in light of the draft Q&A.
  • The unions will be briefed on phased retirement tomorrow.

Meeting adjourned at 1:00.