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Key Information on DoDEA’s Miscalculation of Employee Retirement Contributions

Earlier this week DoDEA was informed there was a programming error found within the Defense Civilian Payroll System (DCPS) when retroactive payroll corrections were processed for a prior year. Due to this error, the retirement contributions (from employees and employer) were miscalculated for some employees across all DoD Agencies and Activities. DoDEA later informed some… Read More

DoDEA Post on Miscalculation of Retirement Contributions

The following information regarding miscalcuation of retirement contributions was recently posted by DoDEA: DoDEA was just informed that there was a programming error found within the Defense Civilian Payroll System (DCPS) when retroactive payroll corrections were processed for a prior year. Due to this error, the retirement contributions (employee and employer) were miscalculated for some… Read More

2023 Area Director Election Candidates

FEDERAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION 2023 CANDIDATES For Area Director Offices on the FEA Board of Directors Candidates are listed here in alphabetical order Their order on the official ballot will be determined by random draw Each position will be voted on by Active members in the respective Area View campaign flyers from the candidates by going… Read More

RESILIENCE OF DODEA EDUCATORS AND STUDENTS RESULTS IN STRONG NAEP SCORES, DESPITE COVID-19 CHALLENGES

The 2022 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores have been released, showing that while scores nationwide fell from 2019, scores for DoDEA students remained stable overall and even increased for 8th grade reading. These results are a clear indication of the hard work and resiliency of our students, the expertise of our educators, and… Read More

OCTOBER 20TH FEA PRESIDENT’S REPORT

  BACK IN THE FIELD I have just returned from over a month of visiting schools and assisting with trainings in FEA’s Europe and Pacific regions. It was wonderful to meet the leaders stepping up in FEA roles. Thank you for representing educators in your school. Thank you as well to our fantastic UniServ Attorneys… Read More

EDUCATORS TO BE GIVEN ADMINSTRATIVE LEAVE TO RECEIVE NEW COVID BOOSTER SHOT

The Federal government’s Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has issued guidance to agencies regarding administrative leave for employees to receive their updated COVID-19 vaccine. According to an October 6th OPM memo: “Agencies must grant leave-eligible employees up to 4 hours of administrative leave to receive the updated COVID-19 vaccine (as well as primary series doses,… Read More

FEA ESP LEADERS LEARN TO CREATE PEER MENTORING PROGRAMS

During the summer of 2022, five of FEA’s Education Support Professional (ESP) leaders participated in NEA online trainings on how to create ESP peer mentoring programs in their schools. The leaders shared with FEA staff how the trainings inspired them to build and support programs that empower ESPs in DoDEA schools. The NEA trainings, entitled… Read More

SEPTEMBER 20th 2022 FEA PRESIDENT’S REPORT

LEADERSHIP TRAININGS I am currently visiting schools in Europe to help train new FRSs. I will also be going to trainings in Japan, South Korea and Okinawa later this month and early October and will attend the Stateside Council meeting in November. We are extremely grateful to our members for stepping up to fill these… Read More

PROTECTING EDUCATOR PREP AND PLANNING TIME

Thanks to FEA advocacy, DoDEA educators will be provided dedicated time to complete Mandatory Annual Training outside of planning time and other essential work time for educators. By Wednesday, September 14th, DoDEA Director Tom Brady had issued memos to the Directors of Student Excellence in the Pacific, Europe and Stateside areas, telling them to designate… Read More

Student Debt Cancellation, PSLF & More: What Educators Need to Know

In 2020, NEA members helped elect a president who promised student-debt cancellation and fixes to the broken Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. Every student should be able to realize their dreams without incurring a lifetime of debt, said President Biden—and NEA members agree! Today, we are navigating the results of that election, which include… Read More