B.O.G. Meeting Minutes January 14, 2015

CREA Board Meeting Minutes

January 14, 2015

Meeting Started 12:03 p.m.

In attendance:



David Bradley

Clint Brass

Karma Ester

Patty Figliola

Carol Hardy-Vincent

Cathi Jones

Mike Martin

Betty Jean Oladapo

Brian Reeder

Mallary Stouffer

Bonnie Mangan



Phillip Brogsdale

Valerie Grasso

Julius Jefferson

Alison Siskin

Susan Thaul









Tyson Flagg












Build a Bench: The Board discussed how CREA needs everyone to be familiar with the work of the union and to know what is going on since it is unlikely that any future President will serve as long as President Roth did.

Minutes: Accepted with edits.

New Member Seminar: Secretary Siskin gave an overview of what occurred at the New Members Seminar.

Article 25 Offsite Work: People can request offsite work for a weather event. Some managers have been requesting that those who receive offsite work for weather reasons fill out an episodic offsite work form. The form is outdated since it was created years before the current CBA. There are still outstanding questions regarding when offsite work is allowable to request, and the procedures for requesting it.

Printer: The CREA printer is broken and CREA will be buying a new one. There is already a line-item in the budget for this purpose.

Building: The unions have a monthly meeting with the head of ISS. (ISS is responsible for the bathrooms, elevates, doors, mice, etc.) C St construction should be done at the end of January. Space heaters are allowed in areas that are inadequately heated if they include a safety device. CREA is asking for clarification on when space heaters are allowed. ISS will be refinishing the bathroom floors which will cause certain bathrooms to be closed for several days. ISS is piloting hand dryers in two bathrooms.


Open Forum:

  1. The Membership Committee created folders with information for each division. The Board thanks Gov. Brass for his work on this project.
  2. Thanks to Gov. Reeder for drafting the email to the bargaining unit on offsite work.
  3. CREA is responding to a request from management for a new proposal for opting-out of the photos.

Meeting adjourned at 1:02.