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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

SPEAK OUT AGAINST UNPAID HOURS IN STATESIDE SCHOOLS

If you are off duty, off government property and not using government equipment, we urge you to visit the site below to speak out against DoDEA’s newest policy regarding unpaid extra hours for Stateside educators. Stop Anti-Labor Policies in Department of Defense Schools… Read More

FEA ANNUAL MEETING JUNE 28 & 29

The FEA Annual Membership Meeting takes place 7-9am ET June 28 and 29, 2021. The meeting will take place online via Microsoft Teams. FEA members interested in attending the online meeting should go here for more information. Read More

ACCESSING MY PAY AFTER SEPARATING

Employees who are preparing to leave service should update your My Pay and payroll accounts so you can easily access your pay and tax information without your Common Access Card (CAC). Those records are only kept online for approximately one year before they go offline, making them much harder to obtain if you are threatened… Read More

NEA’s SEASON OF JUSTICE SERIES

Registration is now open for NEA’s Center for Social Justice is pleased to announce NEA’s Season of Justice 2021, virtual engagements running between June and August, designed to deepen knowledge, build connections, and engage the collective in meaningful conversations on racial and social justice. Be aware that some sessions take place during the school year… Read More

MAY 21, 2021 FEA PRESIDENT’S REPORT

TO: FEA Members Worldwide FROM: Brian Chance, FEA President RE: FEA President’s Report DATE: May 21, 2021 WAITING FOR RAT ORDERS? If you are an FEA member in the Overseas bargaining unit who has applied for RAT orders for this summer but you have not yet received those orders, please use the link below to… Read More

INFO ON PCS TAX, RITA

At FEA’s request, DoDEA has posted a current summary of the PCS Tax issue, including an explanation of the Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) that details how RITA is calculated and how affected employees can apply for it. That article is posted on DoDEA Connects. Those who are unable to access DoDEA Connects because they… Read More