B.O.G. Meeting September 21, 2016

CREA Board Meeting Minutes

September 21, 2016

In attendance:



David Bradley

Karma Ester

Joel Greene

Carol Hardy Vincent

Betty Jean Oladapo

Mallary Stouffer

Angeles Villarreal



Clint Brass

Phillip Brogsdale

Mike Martin

Alison Siskin


Stewards and Others


Keisha Johnson

Libby Perl

Suzanne Salgado





Employee Assistance Program (EAP): The unions attended a briefing about EAP and its offerings for FY2017.


IP Pilot: Management is holding focus groups on the IP pilot because it is time for the pilot’s 6 month evaluation.


New Members/New Staff: Information will be sent to CREA representatives on new staff and new CREA members so representatives can do outreach.


Budget: The majority of the meeting was spent discussing the proposed FY2017 budget. Discussion was held, and next week the BOG will vote on the proposed budget. There is a forecasted deficit and the BOG discussed possible options for dealing with the deficit. These include: using reserves; growing interest income; bring in enough new members to cover the discrepancy; raising dues (couldn’t be done until FY2018 because the membership needs to vote on it); cutting expenditures such as the scholarship and budget for training.