2024 Read Across America Grant Opportunity

Deadline to apply is Wednesday, October 11, 2023 The application can be found here.  FEA is applying to NEA for grant money to help fund Read Across America events for our members worldwide on or around NEA's Read Across America Day (Friday, March 1, 2024). To bolster our grant application, we need specific projects from local… Read More

FEA President’s Report August 29th, 2023

Welcome Back! I hope all FEA members had a wonderful and restful summer. Thank you all for your FEA membership, standing with your fellow education employees, and for allowing FEA to stand for you. I hope you all have a great 2023-2024 school year. In case of a government shutdown In the unlikely event that… Read More

Sharon Manuel, FEA’s New Vice President/Secretary-Treasurer

The FEA Board of Directors has appointed FEA member Sharon Manuel as FEA's new Vice President/Secretary-Treasurer. Congratulations to Ms. Manuel on this new leadership role. The position opened after the previous VP-Secretary-Treasurer Anita Lang was elected FEA Europe Area Director and recently stepped into that role. FEA solicited names for the open position and received… Read More

SF-50 Document Now Critical to Set Up Base Access During Retirement

July 20, 2023 With DoD no longer issuing Civilian Retiree ID cards or allowing previously issued cards to be used for base access, the employee SF-50 document is critical for setting up base access Overseas and Stateside. Additionally, REAL IDs cannot be used for enrolling in access at Overseas bases, so former and current employees… Read More


The retroactive pay adjustment owed to Overseas educators thanks to FEA legal action should be included in their new LES for the pay period ending June 17. The salary adjustment is paid to Overseas educators near the end of each school year to bring their total pay for the year up to date. Overseas salary… Read More


MANAGEMENT INFO ON DEBTS LEAVES OUT IMPORTANT FACTS FEA members are urged to use the information provided by the Association when you experience a debt claim against you, rather than relying upon the incomplete information DoDEA recently put out on DoDEA Connects about the debt waiver request process. The information posted by DoDEA omits important… Read More

DoDEA Shares More Options for Booking RAT Travel This Summer

FEA has heard from many Overseas members about getting their Renewal Agreement Travel (RAT) tickets for this summer. FEA President Brian Chance has been in communication with DoDEA on this issue. Due to a large number of employees reporting travel issues, the DoD’s Defense Travel Management Office (DTMO) has contacted DoDEA with additional travel booking… Read More

Retire Right with OPM’s Quick Retirement Guide

May 31st, 2023 The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has released a concise guide for federal employees considering retirement. The three-page OPM Retirement Guide: A Reference for Voluntary Retirement summarizes the major actions employees need to take before retiring, the timeline for agency processing, understanding benefits choices, and more. Please note that OPM’s guidance should… Read More

Overseas Retro Pay To Be Included With June 23 Pay

DoDEA has informed us the retroactive pay adjustment owed to Overseas educators thanks to FEA action is expected to be included in the pay period ending June 17 (June 23 pay date). Overseas educators can also expect to begin being paid at their current salary rate for SY 22-23 beginning that pay period. Calculations for… Read More

Vice President/Secretary-Treasurer Interest Form

FEA anticipates an opening on the FEA Board of Directors. FEA will then appoint a new Vice President/Secretary-Treasurer when the position is vacant. FEA is seeking interest forms from Active dues-paying members. If you are a current FEA Active Member and you are interested in possibly being appointed to the position of Vice President/Secretary-Treasurer on… Read More