B.O.G. Meeting October 12, 2016

CREA Board Meeting Minutes

October 12, 2016

In attendance:



David Bradley

Karma Ester

Joel Greene

Carol Hardy Vincent

Betty Jean Oladapo

Mallary Stouffer



Clint Brass

Phillip Brogsdale

Mike Martin

Alison Siskin


Stewards and Others


Bill Canis

Keisha Johnson

Libby Perl

Suzanne Salgado





Minutes: Approved all outstanding minutes from August, September, and October.


Update on Ongoing Issues: Discussed where negotiations/discussions were on telework, Safetrack, and the Skype expansion.


Stewards: Tomorrow there will be a meeting of the stewards


All Hands Meetings: There were difficulties with staff participating in the meeting by Skype. During the meeting communication issues were discussed. The Director mentioned the morale issue but thinks it is linked to the budget austerity. Many staff do not think that the morale issue is related to the budget but to other factors within the agency (e.g., poor management, lack of input on policies). Also, the Director said that there were no differences in the Employee Viewpoint Survey between divisions; this is surprising to many staff.


Annual Meeting: Discussed the program and food for the annual meeting which is next Wednesday.