B.O.G. Minutes December 16, 2015

CREA Board Meeting Minutes

December 16, 2015

In attendance:

Governors

 

David Bradley

Karma Ester

Joel Greene

Elayne Heisler

Cathi Jones

Libby Perl

Brian Reeder

Officers

 

Clint Brass

Valerie Bailey Grasso

Phillip Brogsdale

Alison Siskin

Susan Thaul

 

Stewards and Others

 

John Mickey

 

 

Holiday Party: Was very nice. Thanks to Gov. Reeder for organizing.

Grievances/Arbitration: discussed ongoing cases.

Updated PD for certain KSG Positions: CREA met with Monica Woods, Diane Duffy and Linda Riley. From the meeting: there will be a staff briefing in January. The plan is to develop criteria for evaluation and provide performance and training plans. The evaluations using the new PD until there are many more discussions.

Integrated Support Services (ISS) Meeting: ISS has a new director and after the new director is on board CREA will talk to them about the on-going issues (e.g., temperature).

Telework: CREA needs to inform management soon if we want to bargain the telework agreement. The Telework Committee has met twice. The committee will present a proposal regarding the decision on bargaining to the Board on January 11th.

Credit Hours: There is conflicting information from management on whether a person can earn credit hours on their compflex day.  

Next CREA-division/office meeting: is with IMT.

H.R. 4241: The bill would move Copyright out of the LOC. Would this make sense for CRS?

Minutes: Approved December 2, minutes.

B.O.G. Meeting December 2, 2015

CREA Board Meeting Minutes

December 2, 2015

In attendance:

Governors

 

David Bradley

Karma Ester

Joel Greene

Carol Hardy-Vincent

Cathi Jones

Betty-Jean Oladapo

Brian Reeder

Mallary Stouffer

Officers

 

Valerie Bailey Grasso

Phillip Brogsdale

Alison Siskin

Susan Thaul

 

Stewards and Others

 

Bill Canis

Claudia Guidi

John Mickey

Randy Schnepf

 

 

Holiday Party: Didn’t build in tip and taxes when requested funding for the party. Gov. Stouffer moved to increase the holiday party budget by $162. Gov. Hardy-Vincent seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

Donations: CREA is collecting donations of toiletries for a homeless shelter. Will send email to members with information.

GAO Annual Meeting: After the meeting they held an interesting panel on the workforce of the future.

Voicemail Changes: There shouldn’t be a problem but saved messages will disappear on Friday and there will be a new call-in number. Some old numbers will remain active. Have to set up a new passcode. Call IMT with issues.

Meeting with Monica Woods: There has been an issue where temporary appointments/details are posted but not all the criteria are listed. The result is that some people appear to meet the criteria and then are told they do not qualify.

OPM Data Breach: Questions remain about whether spouses are covered by the protections offered because of the data breach. OPM hasn’t been clear but now there are procedures in place about coverage for spouses and others who were affected.

Photos- Two things: (1) CRS wants to take pictures of people doing their work. (2) How are photos chosen for the TMU?

Grievances/Arbitration: discussed ongoing cases.

Advanced Annual Leave: Is there a change in policy regarding advanced annual leave?

Updated PD for certain KSG Positions: This is ongoing. CREA filed an information request and asked for a briefing.

Open Forum: Gov. Jones motioned to give the CREA office staff for a $200 holiday gift. Gov. Reeder seconded. Passed unanimously.