BOG Meeting Minutes — June 17, 2009

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1. Minutes. The minutes of June 3, 2009, were accepted.
2. Grievances. Vice President Moteff said a meeting would be held on June 18 to come up with a recommendation for the Board on whether to proceed with the A&P grievance over management’s refusal of CREA’s assertion of a right to bargain the potential impact of publishing author e-mail addresses and phone numbers. Separately, he reported that discussion of a policy for KSG-written products is still under way, and that CREA had not yet heard back from the Library on its reevaluation of whether the eighth administrative support assistant should be in the bargaining unit.
3. Tuesday Morning Update Announcement on CRS Response to 2008 LC Survey. Wide-ranging discussion ensued over the structure and elements of the Service’s Action Plan for the LC employee survey findings. The Board agreed that CREA should assist in the orientation of new staff through Steward outreach and assistance, especially for recently hired employees who missed part of the full Library and CRS orientation. As the Service examines policies designed to promote greater workplace flexibility, including the possibility of telework, CREA should ensure that management negotiates any new terms with CREA rather than with individual members or groups of the bargaining unit. A question was raised about whether management intends to evaluate or revise the Service’s policy on part-time work. In future meetings the Board will continue discussion and analysis of management’s Action Plan and initiatives.
4. Scholarship Committee. After summarizing the CREA Scholarship Program’s funding, its mission to promote career development, and the Scholarship Committee’s work to date, Governor Stouffer said she would work with a Steward and another CREA member to draft a set of recommendations to bring back to the Board.
5. Questions for the Director. The Board agreed that President Roth should ask the Director for additional information about management’s reasoning and timetable for examining workplace flexibility policies, staffing capacities and configuration, and allocation of personnel and non-personal resources for FY2010 and FY2011. Discussion briefly turned to the question of when the Library plans to conduct an employee survey broken out by service unit.

Meeting adjourned at 1 p.m.

Beverly Campbell
Ryan Granger
Shelley Harlan
Cathi Jones
Jim McCarthy
Jack Moteff
Bryan Sinquefield
Debbie Stine
Mallary Stouffer