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FEA Filing Grievance Over RAT Reimbursementsposted June 1, 2017
If you purchased tickets BEFORE you received your RAT orders for this summer, DoDEA is threatening to not reimburse you for your travel. Read the Association's update on the grievance we are filing and complete the information form included with that update by June 14, 2017, to be sure you are included in the grievance.
NOTE: The deadline to submit your info to FEA has been extended until June 16, 2017. Please be sure to submit your info before departing for the summer.
Read the May FEA Journal in PDF format
DODDS Pay Increases for SY 16-17The following average rates of increase for DODDS salaries in School Year 2016-2017 have been finalized.
Classroom teachers -- 2.29%
Guidance counselors -- 1.95%
School psychologists -- 1.6%
Speech pathologists -- 2.87%
The full SY 16-17 salary schedules for DODDS are available here (member login required). Please remember that the above figures represent OVERALL average increases for each position. Specific spots on each salary schedule (as determined by pay lane and step) may be higher or lower than this overall average.
Thinking About Retiring from DDESS?FEA's Stateside Region urges DDESS members contemplating retirement to request their retirement estimates now.
FEA ELECTION RESULTSThe winners of FEA's Area Director elections are:
Europe Area Director -- Terry McClain
Pacific Area Director -- Melanie Horton
FEA Director for DDESS -- Jane Loggins
The full election tally report is available here. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all who ran and especially to all those who voted.
FEA and NEA Summer MeetingsGet details about this summer's FEA Annual Membership Meeting and NEA Representative Assembly in Boston. Click here
SY 17-18 CALENDARThe school year 2017-2018 calendar for DODDS Europe and Pacific has been finalized. View it here
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 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.
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).