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FEA PRESIDENT’S REPORT SEPTEMBER 16 2021

LEADERSHIP TRAININGS I, along with FEA Executive Director/General Counsel Richard Tarr and Deputy Executive Director/General Counsel Suzanne Summerlin, have been able to virtually attend trainings for Association leaders in Europe this month. I’m planning (technology willing) to attend additional trainings for the Pacific as well as the upcoming FEA Stateside Region Area Council as the… Read More

FEA’S WELCOME BACK VIDEO

FEA Executive Director/General Counsel Richard Tarr is featured in a short video welcoming Association members back for School Year 21-22 and highlighting some of the many issues FEA is working on for you. Please take a few minutes to watch our welcome back video: Read More

August 31, 2021 FEA President’s Report

Welcome Back to the New School Year I hope all FEA members had a restful and healthy summer. The 2021-2022 school year is already proving to be a challenging one. I thank you for your FEA membership, standing with your fellow education employees, and for allowing FEA to stand for you. On behalf of all… Read More

FEA Stands with NEA on Federal Employee Vaccination Policy

Late last month, the Biden administration issued an Executive Order on Covid-19 vaccinations for federal government employees. (Read that EO at https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/07/29/fact-sheet-president-biden-to-announce-new-actions-to-get-more-americans-vaccinated-and-slow-the-spread-of-the-delta-variant/) The order specified that all employees attest to their vaccination status, and those that are not vaccinated will be subject to certain requirements, such as frequent testing, official travel restrictions, and more. Subsequently,… Read More

FEA ELECTION INFORMATION

Election of At-Large Officers to the FEA Board of Directors During School Year 2021-2022, FEA members will elect five officers to the FEA Board of Directors. The following positions will be elected by the worldwide membership as at-large officers on the FEA Board: President Vice President/Secretary-Treasurer Human and Civil Rights (HCR) Coordinator Education Support Professional… Read More

TOUR FEA’S NEW WEBSITE

To enhance the membership experience, FEA has launched a new website…this one! Members can now quickly find the latest resources and news with a sleek, mobile-friendly interface. To see the latest new features and find the resources you need, watch our quick tour! … Read More

REPORT NON PAYMENT OF SUMMER PAY, EDC/EDA PAY

A number of members in both Overseas and Stateside schools have reported not receiving Summer Pay and/or 2021 EDC/EDA (Extra Duty Contract/Extra Duty Assignment) pay. DoDEA Resource Management has asked FEA to provide them with a list of educators still without payment, so DoDEA can ensure those who are owed pay do receive it. If… Read More

FEA-SR DIRECTOR RAISES 24-HOUR ISSUE WITH PRESIDENT, FIRST LADY

FEA Director for DDESS Diane Gibbs, attending a White House gathering on July 4th, made sure to use her face time with President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden to inform them of the unlawful implementation of the unpaid 24-hour mandate in DoDEA Americas schools, including the recently announced schedule changes in the Southeast… Read More

HUGE WIN ON SMART LES

FEA members in the Overseas bargaining unit are one big step closer to obtaining much clearer and more detailed explanations of their bi-weekly paychecks through a “Smart LES.” The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) was forced recently to reverse its own earlier decision and now uphold the validity of an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charge… Read More

STILL AWAITING RAT TICKETS FROM SATO SEMBACH?

FEA President Brian Chance has been in daily contact with DoDEA Headquarters, urging action on the numerous employees awaiting tickets for RAT travel through SATO Sembach. As a result of these actions by the Association, hundreds of employees have been issued tickets in recent weeks. SATO Sembach is working to complete the remaining requests based… Read More