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DoDEA FAILING TO PROVIDE VACCINE EXEMPTION INFORMATION

With barely a month left until the deadline for federal employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19, DoDEA has yet to issue any instructions about the Reasonable Accommodation process for employees seeking exemptions. DoDEA has yet to provide the Association with official notice of the vaccine mandate so the parties can negotiate over the procedures, despite… Read More

DOL Bulletin Covers Injuries to Feds from COVID Vaccine Mandate

  The Department of Labor recently issued FECA bulletin 22-01 with a subject line of "Coverage for Injuries Resulting from the COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate for Federal Employees." FECA, the Federal Employees' Compensation Act, covers injuries that occur in the performance of duty. The full FECA bulletin can be read here.… Read More

OCTOBER 4, 2021 PRESIDENT’S REPORT

  Bargaining Update FEA and DoDEA, last month, engaged in bargaining for a new negotiated agreement covering the Overseas bargaining unit. The two sides remain at odds over a number of issues. FEA remains committed to negotiating a fair contract that protects employee rights and strengthens the learning environment for DoDEA students. We will continue… Read More

NOV 22 DEADLINE FOR FEDS TO BECOME FULLY VACCINATED

Following an Executive Order from the White House requiring federal employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force has issued guidance stating that feds must be fully vaccinated by November 22 of this year. Please be aware that the guidance states that the vaccine mandate applies to teleworking employees and… Read More

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

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