B.O.G. Meeting Minutes January 7, 2015

CREA Board Meeting Minutes

January 7, 2015

Meeting Started 12:01 p.m.

In attendance:



David Bradley

Karma Ester

Cathi Jones

Mike Martin

Betty Jean Oladapo

Brian Reeder

Brian Sinquefield

Mallary Stouffer



Valerie Grasso

Julius Jefferson

Alison Siskin

Susan Thaul







Tyson Flagg









Minutes: None presented.

Inclement Weather Policy:  An emergency closure has not been invoked during this winter. CREA filed a negotiability petition with the FLRA to determine whether CRS needs to negotiate the use of the new ad hoc emergency personnel designation. Notably, Article 25 of the new CBA gives permission to for off-site work (not telework) due to weather. For off-site work, the employee needs permission from their supervisor. The employee does not have to have their computer at work (can use home computer). Some persons invoked this during the recent weather event.

Unfair labor practice (ULP): CREA filed an ULP regarding the canceling of meeting between Mary and certain staff due to someone in the staff’s section filing a grievance.

FIN Relocation: CREA is in process of finalizing the MOU regarding the FIN relocation.

NMS: CREA is asking for clarification for how staff attending the New Member Seminar will be compensated for their time.

Pictures: CREA submitted a proposal for an opt-out policy. Management’s position is that they do not have to bargain the photo policy.

Personnel Changes LOC:  The Deputy Librarian has a new position. Robert Newland (formerly of CRS) is now the LOC Chief of Staff.

Meeting adjourned at 12:59.