CMC Minutes March 10, 2014
CMC Meeting 03/10/2013
Members present: Doug Fowler, Joe Olson, Gloria Hicks, Robin Strelow, Anne Perring, Rick Tisinai, Barry Eakins, Kiki Holl, Deann Miller
Visitors: Lucia Harrop
Admin – need pics of Anne and Rick. Advocacy tab – get rid of it or update it? CMC activities – old posting – needs update or remove. Add tab for 2014 for the minutes. Next month try to get everyone
Contractors being PI – Waleed was going to talk to NOAA about this, but Doug hasn’t heard anything. Waiting on NOAA legal. Anne- good to keep this on Dave’s radar.
Rendezvous – Lornay concerned about getting the abstracts in. Rick will continue to talk to Visiting Fellows and their supervisors about their requirement to do a poster for Rendezvous.
Abstract call will happen this week. They are due April 2. Linda sent email to Rick re: the program etc. Katie will be helping us with part of the program.
Awards Committee: Had really good candidates. The CMC will now look at the finalists’ information and let OPA committee know if we have any objections. We have 3 good service selections, and Waleed has agreed to up the service awards to 3. Nominator appeal is the week after. Hopefully, by March 24, final decisions. Barry – how does a nominator get feedback re: their nominee? They don’t. after Rendezvous, team will re-work the web site, including examples.
Supervisory Committee – Doug and some committee members have appt. with Waleed on the 4th of Apr. to discuss the report. Barry will have a personal example of the problem of supervisors. In Barry’s group, they ramp up new people to take on supervisory positions. New person Paula Robinson to take Jon Rush’s place – from NCAR. She is mentoring with Jon.
Telecommuting – Doug still needs to set up something with Jon/Paula to discuss.
Rick – has the updated federal telecommuting policy. We can work up an agreement with ~4 people (Waleed?, Lab Supervisor, your Fed & CIRES supervisors) to agree on your telecommuting. We can’t make a uniform policy across CIRES. They are talking about removing the clause banning telecommuting (Koni’s clause). NOAA also has a clause for ad hoc telecommuting, don’t need lab supervisor agreement. Rick will talk to Waleed (Paula/Jon). One problem is who will supervisor that the work is being done. Making it a level playing field might be a problem. One of the sticking point, for some groups, outside access is limited to a certain number, which limits how many people can actually access network.
Lucia would like to see a push for more flexibility. Meet the modern needs of the world.
New Members – Rick has been trying to recruit new members from the NOAA divisions. Talked to one person, and she is only 50/50 about becoming a member.