B.O.G. Meeting December 2, 2015

CREA Board Meeting Minutes

December 2, 2015

In attendance:



David Bradley

Karma Ester

Joel Greene

Carol Hardy-Vincent

Cathi Jones

Betty-Jean Oladapo

Brian Reeder

Mallary Stouffer



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.