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TRANSFER PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENTThe SY 17-18 DODDS Transfer Program has been finalized. The application deadline has been set at 5pm, local time, on December 19, 2016. Learn more about this year's program and read the MOU and official announcement from DoDEA by going to FEA's Transfer Information Page.
Transfer Tips Now Available
FEA members can access exclusive Tips for Transfers, from FEA's Connie Shanaghan, by clicking here (member login is required).
CHANGES TO OPM DATA BREACH ID COVERAGECredit monitoring and ID protection services for some victims of OPM's 2015 initial data breach will expire December 1, 2016. Click here to learn more and find out how you can get your protection extended through OPM.
FEA Area Director ElectionsDuring school year 2016-2017, FEA members will elect the following officers to represent them on the FEA Board of Directors:
- FEA Director for DDESS
- Pacific Area Director
- Europe Area Director
For more details about the FEA Area Director elections this year, go to the FEA Election page.
Hatch Act InformationVisit this page to learn more about the Hatch Act and find examples of activities allowed and prohibited under the law.
Hatch Act Do's and Don'ts
FEA Members With Military Spouses: Let Us Know if Your LQA Has Been ReducedIf you are an FEA bargaining unit member who is entitled to his/her own LQA, is married to a military member, and has had your LQA reduced because your spouse receives a housing allowance, please let FEA know by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Such a reduction is a violation of FEA's negotiated agreement with DODDS (Article 49, Section 2).
FEA HCR Newsletter and other HCR InfoView the latest issue of The Advocate, the monthly newsletter of FEA's Human and Civil Rights Program, and find other resources by clicking here.
WRITE CONGRESS ABOUT UNFAIR HIKES IN LONG TERM CARE INSURANCEIMPORTANT -- Do not view, download or forward this information while on government time or while using government equipment. Also, do not forward this information to or from any government email account, such as DoDEA Outlook mail. If you choose to write to Congress, do so only while using your own (not government owned) computer, in your own home, while not on government time.
FEA members are encouraged to use our sample language to write your elected representatives, calling upon them to find a solution to the unreasonable hikes in LTC insurance recently announced. Click here for more info (but only do so while off duty, off government property, and not using a government computer)
Read the August FEA Journal in PDF format
FEA Social MediaFEA members (and anyone else) can now follow FEA on Facebook and Twitter. We remind members these are public forums and should not be used to solicit or share legal advice. Members should always begin the process of seeking legal advice and services by contacting their local association representative and not share or reveal any personal information, particularly information pertaining to legal situations, on any public forum or social media site.
As always, we encourage our members to use these resources courteously and professionally.
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And, yes, we do know it has taken a LONG time to make this happen.
CALL ATTENTION TO PAY PROBLEMSIMPORTANT -- Do not download or forward this information while on government time or while using government equipment. Also, do not forward this information to any government email account, such as DoDEA Outlook mail.
Under guidance from the FEA Board of Directors, FEA Europe General Counsel/UniServ Bill Freeman has developed a letter writing campaign, aimed at bringing the numerous pay and collection issues DoDEA employees face to the attention of Congress and Pentagon leaders. Please use the link below to access information from Bill Freeman and share your stories/concerns with the decision makers suggested by Bill. Please avoid doing so, however, while on government property, while using government owned computer equipment, or while on government time.
Click here to learn more about writing decision makers in an effort to raise awareness of pay problems
Teaching Channel: Videos that Inspire TeachingThe Teaching Channel website offers a growing library of short videos to inspire K-12 teaching. These video lessons - in English language arts, math, science, and history/social sciences - include lesson objectives, questions to consider, homework ideas, and more.
Free registration provides access to:
- Highlights of skilled teachers teaching a lesson, such as Kick Me: Making Vocabulary Interactive
- Tips and tricks for new teachers, such as Attention Getting Signals: One Spot and Planning Full Days & Practicing Fast Facts
- Featured "Amazing Classrooms," such as Building Community in a Multi-Language Classroom
See the Welcome to Teaching Channel video.
Updates for our MembersRead the FEA President's Report and sign up to have updates from FEA's Washington office sent directly to your e-mail (member login required).