B.O.G. Meeting Minutes January 28, 2015

CREA Board Meeting Minutes

January 28, 2015

Meeting Started 12:02 p.m.

In attendance:


Clint Brass

Patty Figliola

Carol Hardy-Vincent

Michael Martin

Brian Reeder

Mallary Stouffer

David Bradley

Libby Perl

Cathi Jones



Phillip Brogsdale

Valerie Grasso

Susan Thaul









Tyson Flagg










Staff Photography Project: The President is working on a formal proposal in response to previous discussion with management.

Phased Retirement Working Group: There is a need for a CREA representative – Cathi Jones volunteered and was appointed by the President.

White Paper Commitment: Appointments need to be made. The President will send an e-mail to membership to find out who is interested.

Telework Agreement: The current agreement expires in March 2015. The President asked the Board to consider how telework has been implemented and if changes to the agreement are necessary.

Employees Rights (5 USC 7102): The President asked the Board to review this and shared examples of violations that can lead to the filing of a grievance;

FYI: 1) New head of ISS; 2) will have meet and greet with Robert Newlen (Chief of Staff) and David Mao (Deputy Librarian), followed by a substantive meeting ; 3) recent announcement regarding parental leave – the Library is trying to figure out how to handle this; 4) African-American History Month is February – should CREA organize any events?; and, 5) effect of delayed arrival on staff whose workday begins after 12:30pm (likely a non-issue for CRS personnel).  

Open Forum: The Finance Committee needs a replacement. The President will solicit stewards and the Board will approach members. The Treasurer will provide a written description of responsibilities.

Meeting adjourned at 12:55.