B.O.G. Meeting August 31, 2016

CREA Board Meeting Minutes

August 31, 2016

In attendance:



Joel Greene

Karma Ester

Elayne Heisler

V.C. Jones

Betty Jean Oladapo

Brian Reeder

Mallary Stouffer

Angeles Villarreal



Clint Brass

Phillip Brogsdale

Mike Martin

Susan Thaul


Stewards and Others


Bill Canis

Keisha Johnson

Libby Perl

Suzanne Salgado

Randy Schnepf




Minutes: None


Current Cases: None


Annual Meeting: Under the Constitution, the Annual Meeting is to be held the second Tuesday in October. This year the second Tuesday (Oct 12) is Yom Kippur. The BOG decided to move the event to October 19th.

At the meeting, the Treasurer gives a report. The Officers will meet to draft the FY2017 budget. The Board will vote on the budget in September.

The BOG discussed having an outside speaker at the meeting (e.g., someone from IFPTE, the new Librarian). The BOG also discussed: (1) having an informal mixer to talk about CREA’s accomplishments last year, and discuss current plans/objectives; or (2) to have an open forum discussion to discuss membership/union benefits. There was a suggestion of handouts to be given out at the event. Further discussion will take place regarding the meeting.


Telework Bargaining: Discussions are continuing.


Merit Selection Pilot: LOC decided not to proceed with the pilot.


IP Pilot: VP Martin continues to meet with various groups of affected staff.


SafeTrack Discussions: The LOC presented the unions with a proposal that the unions don’t agree with. Some CRS employees have just adjusted to the disruptions, although some staff have been turned down when requesting telework due to the metro issues.


Official Time: Discussions are on-going.


Senate Appropriations: CREA is planning on meeting with staffers from the Leg. Branch Subcommittee.


OPM Survey:  A quick analysis will be released to LOC staff. CREA would like the data from the survey.


CBA: The four articles that were ratified but left out of the final copy will be added.