1. Minutes. The minutes of June 24, 2009, were approved as amended.
2. Telework. After noting a provision of a House Appropriations Committee report (H.Rept. 111-160, to accompany H.R. 2918) that would require CRS to implement a telework system modeled after the Library’s system by January 1, 2010, President Roth said CREA would stay abreast of discussions. President Roth said he had been advised to meet with Ed Jablonski, current head of the Office of Technology, to learn more about a staff laptop pilot program. Discussion turned to whether CREA should form a multidivisional telework policy committee as a counterpart to management’s planning effort. During discussion, Governor Jefferson moved that the committee be formed. Governor Oboroceanu seconded. Governor Stouffer made a friendly amendment specifying that the committee should not consist solely of Board members, but rather of volunteers from across CREA’s membership. Governor McCarthy made a friendly amendment that the committee should report monthly to the Board. The motion carried. Vice President Moteff agreed to take the lead in the committee’s formation.
3. Workplace Flexibilities, Workplace Composition, and CRS Business Requirements. President Roth said he had requested that the House Administration Committee include the Library in proposed legislation paralleling an executive order mandating new workplace flexibilities. The Board agreed that President Roth should seek additional information from the Director on the objectives and timetables of the three CRS committees formed in response to the Library’s employee survey results. President Roth said he would request that CREA receive briefings with the three committees.
4. Training Opportunities. After looking over promotional material for training sessions on workers’ compensation and bridging generation gaps in the federal workplace, the Board agreed to continue discussion after Stewards and the membership had been canvassed for people interested in attending.
5. CREA Office Support. Nine people had responded to the job posting, President Roth reported, and the applications had been ranked in order of potential qualification. The top three candidates will be interviewed. The individual selected for the position will be provided a laptop with wireless Internet access.
6. New CREA Member Giveaways. After discussion of bulk purchase prices for new mugs, Vice President Reeder agreed to research and send to the Board information on the cost of mouse pads adorned with the CREA logo. Governor Stouffer said she would explore ways of developing a new logo design.
7. A&P System. President Roth asked that feedback on the A&P system be forwarded. Governor Crocker agreed to assist in crafting an e-mail to staff seeking input.
Meeting adjourned at 1 p.m.