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ARBITRATOR RULES DODEA BARGAINED IN BAD FAITH, ORDERS PARTIES TO RESTART OVERSEAS NEGOTIATIONS

DoDEA has engaged in bad faith bargaining with FEA on a new Overseas contract and the parties must restart negotiations from the beginning, an Arbitrator ruled this week in a major victory for Association members. Arbitrator Charles Feigenbaum issued his decision in an Unfair Labor Practice grievance brought by FEA on behalf of the Overseas… Read More

DoDEA SIGNALS INTENT TO COMPLY WITH SMART LES RULING

  FEA members in the Overseas unit may have recently noticed something new hanging up on their school bulletin boards – a notice signed by the DoDEA Director, indicating that the Agency will comply with an arbitrator’s decision requiring them to implement better and clearer pay information with Leave and Earnings Statements (LESs).   The… Read More

FEA ASSISTS MEMBER IN RECEIVING THOUSANDS IN RETROACTIVE PAY FOR GRADUATE CREDITS

FEA was instrumental in helping Retired Member Thomas Goode recently receive credit for his previous graduate studies and the retroactive pay that should have come years earlier due to his delayed Academic Salary Lane change. Mr. Goode, who retired in 2019, explained how FEA assisted: “My case was about 15 graduate hours I had earned… Read More

New Overseas Salary Schedules Released

DoDEA Overseas teachers will receive an average increase of 2.33 percent retroactive to the beginning of SY 21-22.   The SY 21-22 Overseas salary schedules were recently completed and can be viewed at https://www.feaonline.org/salary-schedules-for-dodds-overseas/ (member login required).   The average rates of increase for other Overseas salary scales are as follows:   Speech Pathologists –… Read More

NO PHONES AT CHRA FOR OVER TWO MONTHS

Because the phone system at the Civilian Human Resources Agency (CHRA) has been down since late January – a situation FEA recently learned of and immediately bought to DoDEA management’s attention – employees seeking to contact CHRA with retirement and other questions are advised to utilize specified email addresses in order to request contact from… Read More

FEA PRESIDENT’S REPORT APRIL 12, 2022

  FEA AT-LARGE ELECTION RESULTS On March 29th, FEA staff counted the ballots for FEA’s At-Large election for its Board of Directors. The results can be viewed at https://www.feaonline.org/fea-at-large-election-results/. Thank you to all the members who took the time to vote. Your engagement in the association is crucial in ensuring FEA can be the voice… Read More

FEA At-Large Election Results

Ballots were counted March 29, 2022, for the election of five at-large officer positions on the FEA Board of Directors. The winners for each office are listed below. FEA President – Brian Chance FEA Vice President/Secretary-Treasurer – Anita Lang NEA Director for Federal – Chad Jimison FEA Human and Civil Rights Coordinator – Michael Eric… Read More

OVERSEAS EXCESS PLACEMENT NOTICES

Excess placements are being emailed this week and DoDEA has told us they expect to contact all applicants for Excess placement by Friday evening (March 25), Eastern Time.  Applicants should be sure to respond as instructed in the placement email.  If you wish to have reconsideration, please send your request to Patricia.Ross@dodea.edu with your reasons/needs for reconsideration.  … Read More

MARCH 10TH, 2022 FEA PRESIDENT’S REPORT

OVERSEAS EXCESS PLACEMENT PROGRAM DoDEA is now expected to begin placements on March 14th for the Excess Placement Program for FEA’s Overseas Bargaining Unit. If you are an Overseas member who was excessed and you sent a copy of your placement application to us, I will use it to verify the accuracy of your information… Read More

EXCESS PLACMENT APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 7

As a result of issues with the online application process, DoDEA has decided to extend the application deadline for the Online Excess Placement Program to 5pm ET next Monday, March 7. Overseas Excess educators who have already submitted an application may amend it until the 5pm ET deadline on March 7. Because of the changes… Read More