1. Minutes. The minutes of October 17, 2012, were accepted.
2. Meeting with the Director. Discussion included (1) CREA proposal for pre-decision bargaining with Library concerning sequestration, furlough; (2) suspension of telework and Dir. Mazanec’s belief that it needed to be uniform across the Service; (3) issues surrounding the extension of grad recruits and adherence to one of the stated goals of the program to increase diversity; CREA believes this should be stressed in decisions about which recruits are retained in addition to which ones are recruited; (4) Hungerford report that was pulled from crs.gov and continued discontent over the handling of it; Dir. Mazanec feels she has said all she needs to on the topic; CRS’s review process is being assessed.
3. Suspension of Telework. CREA legal counsel didn’t feel we have a strong case in grieving the decision by management. The sense of the Board was not to move forward in opposing this particular case but to remain aware that similar situations could arise.
Meeting adjourned at 1:00 p.m.
Carol Hardy Vincent