B.O.G. Meeting Minutes March 4, 2015

CREA Board Meeting Minutes

March 4, 2015

Meeting Started 12:03 p.m.

In attendance:


Clint Brass

Brian Reeder

Mallary Stouffer

Bonnie Mangan

Libby Perl

David Bradley

Betty-Jean Oladapo

Karma Ester

Carol Hardy-Vincent



Valerie Grasso

Julius C. Jefferson Jr.

Susan Thaul

Phillip Brogsdale








Tyson Flagg

Jack Moteff

Claudia Guidi

Bill Canis

Randy Schnepf






ULP on Emergency Closure Policy: This was filed with the FLRA on March 2nd. The President gave an overview of the issue, including the Union’s position that management has a duty to bargain. The President will keep the Board advised of profess as the ULP makes its way through the system.

General Discussion re Emergency Closure Policy: Given the expected bad weather, the President urged everyone to follow the policy for now and if any issues arose it can be grieved later. The President reminded the Board that episodic off-site work can be requested during poor weather conditions and that those who telework on a bad weather day are required to work. Also, if any member chooses to self-designate as emergency personnel, they will be obligated to report if called upon.

FMCS Arbitration Symposium: President Grasso and VP Jefferson would like to attend this event on May 7-8. The funds will come from the ‘Training’ line in the budget.

Voting by email: The Board continued last week’s discussion on this issue. It was decided that e-mail votes should only be solicited when the Board must act immediately on an issue and a quorum is not present. To help minimize the frequency of e-mail votes, the President will communicate when a quorum is needed and what it is needed for. Governors were also asked to better communicate absences.

Legislative Branch Appropriation Subcommittee Hearing: The Librarian is asking for a 5.6% budget increase, which includes 6 new positions in CRS (all in healthcare).  

Open Discussion: President Grasso asked the Board to submit any questions/issues she should raise with the Director or Monica Woods to her via e-mail.

Meeting adjourned at 12:50.