B.O.G. Meeting September 28, 2016

CREA Board Meeting Minutes

September 28, 2016

In attendance:

Governors

 

David Bradley

Karma Ester

Joel Greene

Elayne Heisler

Cathi Jones

Martinez Majors

Betty-Jean Oladapo

Mallary Stouffer

Carol Hardy Vincent

Officers

 

Clint Brass

Phillip Brogsdale

Mike Martin

Susan Thaul

Stewards and Others

 

Keisha Johnson

Suzanne Salgado

 

Voter registration drive. The officers described the request from the other Library unions and discussed possible CREA roles in the AFSCME locals’ drive scheduled for October 4-6 in the Madison Building hallway outside the Subway-Dunkin’ Donuts.

Skype (Lync). The officers notified the Board that CRS management had informed CREA of soon-to-be-launched expanded uses; the Board discussed potential responses.

CRS IP pilot program. VP Martin led discussion of the focus groups that CRS HR is running (led by Hope Hanner-Bailey and Linda Riley) as part of its evaluation the pilot. He also reported on meetings he has been holding with various employee groups.

Library’s draft Diversity Strategy Plan. Governor Heisler reported on the information session HRS held for the union presidents, having represented CREA.

FY2017 CREA budget. VP Martin resumed the discussion from the 9/21/2016 Board meeting of the draft FY2017 budget. Following consideration of anticipated income under current procedures, possible actions to increase income in the intermediate and longer terms, Governor Stouffer suggested changes to the draft budget and moved that the Board accept them. Governor Oladapo seconded the motion and the Board voted to approve the budget as amended.

B.O.G. Meeting September 21, 2016

CREA Board Meeting Minutes

September 21, 2016

In attendance:

Governors

 

David Bradley

Karma Ester

Joel Greene

Carol Hardy Vincent

Betty Jean Oladapo

Mallary Stouffer

Angeles Villarreal

Officers

 

Clint Brass

Phillip Brogsdale

Mike Martin

Alison Siskin

 

Stewards and Others

 

Keisha Johnson

Libby Perl

Suzanne Salgado

 

 

 

 

Employee Assistance Program (EAP): The unions attended a briefing about EAP and its offerings for FY2017.

 

IP Pilot: Management is holding focus groups on the IP pilot because it is time for the pilot’s 6 month evaluation.

 

New Members/New Staff: Information will be sent to CREA representatives on new staff and new CREA members so representatives can do outreach.

 

Budget: The majority of the meeting was spent discussing the proposed FY2017 budget. Discussion was held, and next week the BOG will vote on the proposed budget. There is a forecasted deficit and the BOG discussed possible options for dealing with the deficit. These include: using reserves; growing interest income; bring in enough new members to cover the discrepancy; raising dues (couldn’t be done until FY2018 because the membership needs to vote on it); cutting expenditures such as the scholarship and budget for training.

B.O.G. Meeting September 7, 2016

CREA Board Meeting Minutes

September 7, 2016

In attendance:

Governors

 

Joel Greene

Carol Hardy Vincent

Elayne Heisler

V.C. Jones

Brian Reeder

Mallary Stouffer

Officers

 

Clint Brass

Phillip Brogsdale

Mike Martin

Alison Siskin

Susan Thaul

 

Stewards and Others

 

Bill Canis

Keisha Johnson

Suzanne Salgado

Randy Schnepf

 

 

Cellular System: CREA spoke to ISS about this. The system was established in 2011 and there was only enough money for public areas. Public areas were deemed the priority given the usage of the building by Members, staffers, and the public. The LOC is working on the issue but it may take years to resolve.

 

Parking Program: There are problems related to the Capital Police and their ability to see the parking passes. The Library is proposing sanctions for those who park without authorization in the garage. For the first violation the Library would issue a citation, then for a second violation the Library would contact the person’s supervisor, and for more violations the person would lose their parking privileges. The BOG discussed whether notifying one’s supervisor is an appropriate result of parking without authorization in the garage; is unauthorized parking an issue concerning workplace conduct? Also, discussed some concerns related to security of the garage.

 

OPM Survey:  The BOG discussed the released findings of the survey and discussed whether it would be possible to get the data in a less aggregated form.

 

New Librarian: The union presidents have been invited to the swearing in ceremony.