CREA Board Meeting Minutes
February 18, 2015
Meeting Started 12:01 p.m.
Julius C. Jefferson Jr.
CRS FY2016 Budget: Congressional hearing is on February 26th. CREA has not yet received a formal invitation to comment on budget, but expects to be afforded the opportunity. The Board discussed certain aspects of the budget that are of interest to CREA.
Update on FLRA filing on emergency procedures: The President informed the Board that management filed a Motion to Dismiss based on their view that policy was set by a 2012 HR directive.
Telework on Tuesday (snow day): A Board member, who teleworked while the Library was closed due to weather, mentioned some issues that were encountered during the day: unsure if Mercury was working; no indication of what divisions/people were working; and, lack of communication regarding the procedures for that day. It was stated that more clear policies need to be in place, especially for times when Congress is not in session.
Product review process: The Board discussed the review process, noting an increase in the time it takes a product to be reviewed. Since it was not clear if this was happening across divisions, it was recommended that CREA reach out to the bargaining unit to find out more.
FYI: The President announced that Janine D’Addario is retiring and there is a reception being held today at 1:30pm; the parking program moved to LM-58; Yellow Core door closure has been extended to March 23rd; and the pest problem (for which a contractor has been hired) has reoccurred.
Meeting adjourned at 1:00.