B.O.G. Meeting Minutes February 25, 2015

CREA Board Meeting Minutes

February 25, 2015

Meeting Started 12:04 p.m.

In attendance:


Clint Brass

Patty Figliola

Betty Jean Oladapo

Karma Ester

Cathi Jones

Libby Perl

Bryan Sinquefield






Valerie Grasso

Susan Thaul

Julius C. Jefferson Jr.

Phillip Brogsdale









 Tyson Flagg

Jack Moteff

Claudia Guidi









 LC Child Care Center: The LC Child Care Center is soliciting donations for this year – CREA has given $200 in previous years. Governor Brass moved that CREA donates $250 to Little Scholars; Governor Figliola seconded.  After discussion, Governor Perl amended the motion to $200 and Governor Figliola seconded. The Board voted unanimously to approve the amended motion.

Steward Elections: RSI has elected 2 stewards – Governor Figliola will e-mail VP Jefferson and Tyson the results. FDT will hold steward elections in the next few weeks, so that VP Jefferson can proceed with steward training.

Voting by E-mail: The Board discussed the recent trend of Board votes by e-mail. This has been done out of necessity because of low governor turnout to meetings and the need to conduct Board business. Some Board members expressed discomfort with this policy, stating that a Board member should be present at meetings. This will be put on a future agenda and discussed fully.

Meeting with Deputy Librarian: President Grasso and VP Jefferson attended a meeting with the new Deputy Librarian. President Grasso took the opportunity to encourage the Deputy Librarian to meet directly with employees.

Committee Updates: The Membership Committee has distributed recruitment folders to all divisions except for ALD and IMT. In addition, the Membership Committee is considering hosting monthly issues and ideas sessions, rotating among the divisions. The White Paper Committee is pursuing a few ideas and will bring a more concrete proposal to the Board in the future.

Updates: President Grasso and VP Jefferson are meeting with Labor Relations to discuss emergency dismissals procedures and the related negotiability appeal.  The ULP filed earlier this year is still ongoing; CREA reject the latest management settlement so the investigation will continue. The Knowledge Transfer Working Group had its first meeting.

Open Forum: CRS videotaping and Lync issues. Instead of discussing at a Board meeting, the President suggested hosting open forums with the membership to discuss any concerns.

Meeting adjourned at 12:57                        .