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1. Minutes.The minutes of April 27, 2011, were accepted.
2. Hearings. On May 11, the LC unions, GAO’s union, and others (including Daniel Schuman from the Sunlight Foundation) testified before the Leg Branch Subcommittee.
3. Peer Review. Peer review can be required (one can be required to get it and to give it). If peer review is to be part of an employee’s performance review, the employee being peer reviewed must know this ahead of time or it would be grieveable.
4. Congressional Meetings. President R. reported that a number of meetings have been held or are upcoming with House and Senate staffs. The feeling is that the meetings have been productive; money is very tight.
5. Master Contract Bargaining.Current article is on equipment and facilities. Proposals are being exchanged; Steward Tilson reported on a number of issues that are being covered. (Equipment reliability, provisions for nursing mothers, entrances and exits, etc.)
The merit selection article has been agreed to; thus far, two articles have been agreed to and two have been tabled.
a) Acting Director has suggested she may get together with us for coffee.
b) Governor Grasso suggested a little something for Lisa Moscatiello, who is leaving CRS this week (cake at the Cafe!). Thank you to Governor Grasso.
c) VP Moteff reported on the lunch event for new staff. There was a decent turnout and those who came felt it was useful. One person joined (yay!). A suggestion to hold a few open CRS meeting each year was received. Thanks and congratulations to VP Moteff.
d) President R. reported that Everybody Reads (the literacy program that CREA helped introduce to staff) is having a celebration of a successful year. Can we donate $50? Yes.
e) President R. reports that the new grad recruit program has about 500 applicants (wow).
Meeting adjourned at 12:55 p.m.
D. Andrew Austin