1. Minutes. The minutes of August 20, 2008, were approved.
2. CREA Response to Part-Time Policy Announcement. After a recap of labor-management negotiations by Steward Williams, discussion of career and temporary part-time ensued. Governor Moteff moved that the discussion be extended five minutes; Governor Tilson seconded. The motion carried. The Board agreed that a forthcoming CREAgram should state CREA’s support of continued availability of permanent part-time under the terms of the Federal Employee’s Part Time Career Employment Act, P.L. 95-437, codified at 5 CFR 240.
3. Election of CREA Delegate to the 2009 IFPTE Convention. After assessing the cost and potential benefits of sending delegates to the convention at an estimated expense of $2,200 a person, discussion turned to whether to decouple the delegate election from the FY2009 officer election. Governor Watkins moved that the membership elect one delegate; Governor Burrows seconded. Governor Smole made a friendly amendment that the delegate be charged with acting on the requirements of the Board. Governors Watkins and Burrows accepted. The motion passed unanimously.
4. CREA Election and Annual Meeting. After discussion of election rules and procedures, Governor Burrows tentatively agreed to chair the Election Committee.
Meeting adjourned at 1 p.m.
Maureen Taft Morales