BOG Meeting Minutes — March 31, 2010

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1. Minutes. The minutes of March 24, 2010, were accepted as presented.

2. Federal Caucus Reimbursement. We have received partial reimbursement for the money we expended when we hosted the Federal Caucus, and Treasurer P. expects that we will receive the balance. It will be a topic at this year’s Caucus.

3. Speaker on Intellectual Freedom. CREA will sponsor a talk by Barbara Jones, the Director of the Office of Intellectual Freedom, at the Pickford Theater on April 19. Thanks to Vice President J. who arranged the talk.

4. Telework Update. CREA and CRS have reached an agreement on telework. A copy of the agreement will be placed on the website. CIO Lisa Hoppis says that the rollout will replace the 10-laptops-per-division rollout. TEC thinks it can prepare 20-25 laptops per week. The form is still being drafted and will be approved by CREA. We will host two explanatory meetings for staff, time and place to be determined. At President R.’s meeting with the Director on Tuesday, he asked for a one-year pilot on relaxing the restrictions on episodic telework. COOP procedures will be negotiated separately.

5. Recruitment of New Members. We should make a push for new members, using the new telework agreement as a recruitment tool.

6. Change in LCRs. The Library would like to change two LCRs. A bargaining team needs to be formed. Governors Reeder and Grasso volunteered. Stewards will also be asked.

7. Meeting with the Director. In addition to discussion on the episodic telework pilot, President R. and the Director talked about the budget (lean year, but there will be no furloughs), the Library’s strategic plan, and the upcoming CRS Congressional-satisfaction survey. President R. has the survey questions.

8. Appreciation for Jamie Hutchinson. An accolade for Jamie Hutchinson, who provided the graphics for the CREA logo contest, was presented to the Board. Governor Crocker moved, and Governor Reeder seconded, that we present the accolade to Ms. Hutchinson with a check. Slight alterations to the text of the accolade were accepted. Passed unanimously by voice vote.

9. Federal Caucus. Caucus dates are April 12-16. Is anyone interested in attending? Contact President R.

10. Minimally Successfuls. In one division, there seem to be a lot of minimally successful performance ratings. Is this true CRS-wide? Further discussion at future meetings.

11. Tables in A&P. Many people have complained about tables not working in A&P. President R. would like to bring this to the Director’s attention, noting that employees can’t be held to deadlines or optimal presentation due to struggles with the software.

Meeting adjourned at 1 p.m.


Phillip Brogsdale
Beverly Campbell
Royce Crocker
Valerie Grasso
Shelley Harlan
Julius Jefferson
Jasmina Miric
Jim McCarthy
Jack Moteff
Libby Perl
Pat Purcell
Abby Rudman
Brian Reeder
Dennis Roth
Bryan Sinquefield