Present: Tad Downing, Chair (GPO), Suzanne Grefsheim (NIH), Jewel Player (Army Material Command), Sue Perella (retired), Susan Tarr (FLICC), and Kathy Eighmy (FLICC) Absent: Alex Campbell, Tralinet, Yvonne Washington Woods, NAL
Tad Downing called the meeting to order at 9:30 in the FLICC offices. Minutes of the February 18th meeting were revised. Tad Downing will send them to members. Because of the interest in the work of the PWG, it was agreed that the minutes of the PWG will be placed on the FLICC web site. The minutes will be reviewed before posting to insure no personal material is included.
It was noted that Sue Perella agreed to remain on the Personnel Working Group (PWG) even though she has retired from the Department of the Treasury Library. In addition, Tad Downing forwarded the letter from the PWG to Steve Perloff (Chief Qualifications Standards Branch, OPM) on the qualification standards. The letter describes our efforts to prepare model KSA's for the 1410 series, and requests that OPM revise the standard to end confusing and outdated language in part C by deleting this section and all references to the written test which is no longer given. The letter will be posted on the web site by the FLICC staff.
Suzanne Grefsheim submitted sample KSA's for Public Services Librarians to use as a guide. The PWG reviewed the KSA's and made some minor changes. The KSA's are not associated with specific grade levels and should not be used for classifying positions. The KSA's will go on the web site for comment. The Group worked on the Introduction to the web site to encourage federal librarians to use as a guide. Comments will be sent to Kathy Eighmy.
Jewel Player reviewed with the group a draft letter from Janet Scheittle, Career Program Manger for the Department of the Army's Library Program, to Steve Perloff supporting the work of the PWG and its efforts to revise the qualification standards. Jewel also announced that she has accepted a position with the Copyright Office where she will be Chief of the Copyright Acquisition Division. She may not be able to continue working with the PWG due to the demands of the new position.
The Group agreed to the following Action Items:
The meeting was adjourned at 11:00 a.m. The next meeting will be held Wednesday, April 15, at 9:30 in the FLICC offices.