AFS HQ Subgroup Executive Meeting Minutes
At Festival of Japan -149 Kent St., Ottawa
October 29, 2018
In Attendance: Susan Amog-Hassall, Brian Hassall, Muhammad Alam, Domingo Chavez, April Chen, Art Iwinski, Nick Watson, Andra Weis, Abraham Garcia, Chris Patterson,
Guest Speaker: None
Regrets: Jyoti Tanotra, Michael Patterson,
Call to Order and welcome the new executives
Quorum was achieved and Susan Amog-Hassall called the meeting to order at 5:05 p.m. Susan congratulate all newly elected members of the Subgroup Executives.
Adoption of Agenda
Motion to approve agenda by Abraham. Seconded by Domingo. Agenda approved.
Minutes from the last HQ AFS-SG meeting.
The October 3, 2018 HQ Subgroup meeting minutes were reviewed and discussed.
Motion to approve minutes by Abraham seconded by Nick. The Minutes were approved.
Minutes PIPSC HQ AFS-SG AGM.
Draft Minutes PIPSC AFS-Headquarters Subgroup AGM
October 18, 2018 at Royal Canadian Legion, Montgomery Branch, 330 Kent St., Ottawa ON. Motion to approve minutes by Nick seconded by Domingo. The Minutes were approved.
AFS-SG AGM in October 18, 2018 Post-mortem commentary shows positive opinion about the location of the meeting, very convenient for the members. Food was good and the price was right. The only problem was the microphone that didn’t operate appropriately all the time.
Email communication with AFS members was discussed.
Old Business Arising from prior meeting
Nick presented the report. Budget for Christmas dinner was discussed.
Update Discuss PIPSC AGM in November
Brian explained the process of selecting the numbers to the AGM. And briefly discussed the AGM agenda.
Brian reminded that the email was sent to invite for caucus on November 01.
Susan provided update on Service Transformation. Susan met with Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, with Commissioner and Deputy Assistant Commissioner.
Panel of discussion “SLIDO”
Chief Steward/ Advisor Report
Brian updated on bargaining next week. He also mentioned sessions that are going to be held in November and December 2018. The official bargaining position were posted on the PIPSC website. The official bargaining updates will be published shortly after the meetings, usually within 24 h after the meeting.
Next Meeting Christmas Dinner.
It is proposed to have Christmas Brunch on December 8 at Arome restaurant. All agreed with the date and the place.
It was suggested to present the gift to Art McKenzie who is retiring soon. Susan put the motion to approve $100 as a gift certificate for Art McKenzie. Seconded by Art Iwinski.
Chris raised 3 issues: (1) security on the work desk (2) Auditor General of Canada coming with the report on Nov. 20, 2018 (3) consistency on working from home.
Susan put the motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:10 p.m.
Seconded by Chris.
The motion passed.