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OVERSEAS BARGAINING UPDATE #3

posted July 31, 2019 Management wants to increase the length of the duty day and eliminate guaranteed prep time As part of a new contract for Overseas employees, DoDEA wants to extend the work day to 8.5 hours (8 hours of duty time plus a 30 minute duty-free lunch), with no added pay. The Agency… Read More

OVERSEAS BARGAINING UPDATE #2

posted July 9, 2019 Management Attempts to Eliminate Grievance Rights DoDEA seeks to eliminate the right for the Association and individual employees to file grievances over issues such as discrimination and improper pay, even if the new Overseas contract presently being bargained contains language prohibiting such practices. In effect, this means DoDEA wants to make… Read More

OVERSEAS BARGAINING UPDATE #1

posted June 29, 2019 MANAGEMENT WANTS TO ELIMINATE DUE PROCESS, JUST CAUSE PROTECTIONS DoDEA seeks unilateral and uncontested authority to discipline or remove Overseas employees with no need for the Agency to prove just cause and no due-process right of appeal or review for those employees. That, so far, is the most shocking and harmful… Read More

OVERSEAS CONTRACT BARGAINING TEAM ANNOUNCED

posted May 30, 2019 The following FEA members will serve as our bargaining team for a new Overseas contract: Patricia Hannon, Hohenfels ES, Germany Adele Collins, Kaiserslautern HS, Germany Romy Kerstetter, Ansbach M/HS, Germany Matt Binfield, Humphries Central ES, Korea Teresa Snowden, Ryukyu MS, Okinawa Alternates will be Robert Skully (Germany), Melanie Horton (Okinawa), Alina… Read More

FEA/DODEA EXCHANGE BARGAINING PROPOSALS

posted May 1, 2019 In accordance with the ground rules imposed earlier this year by the Federal Service Impasses Panel, FEA and DoDEA exchanged their bargaining proposals recently as the opening step in the negotiation of a new contract for the Overseas bargaining unit. FEA has posted its complete proposal at this page. The document… Read More

DODEA RELEASES INFO ON RITA/WTA FOR PCS TAXES

DoDEA has (FINALLY!) issued guidance to Overseas employees regarding the availability of and procedure to follow in order to claim Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) and/or Withholding Tax Allowance (WTA) for taxes on applicable civilian PCS moves. Anyone who PCSed in 2018 is advised to visit DoDEA’s Web site and carefully read the guidance from… Read More

FSIP SIDES WITH MANAGEMENT ON OVERSEAS CONTRACT GROUND RULES

posted February 22, 2019 In a move that was disappointing but not at all surprising given its clear bias in favor of management, the Federal Service Impasses Panel (FSIP) this week imposed ground rules for the bargaining of a new contract for Overseas employees that align almost exactly with those requested by DoDEA. The Trump-appointed… Read More