Pay Issues

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

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

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

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

RESTRICTION OF MOVEMENT REIMBURSEMENT

Association action has led to a renewed chance at reimbursement of expenses incurred as a result of some members being required to quarantine themselves in hotel rooms following RAT travel last year. Employees who were in ROM (Restriction of Movement) during their return to PDS at a hotel during their summer 2020 RAT period and… Read More

OVERSEAS SALARY FIGURES RELEASED

The review of data for SY 20-21 salaries in FEA’s Overseas bargaining unit has been completed. Here is the AVERAGE rate of increase (across all steps and pay lanes) for FEA members in the Overseas unit. Classroom Teachers — 1.64% Guidance Counselors — 1.47% School Psychologists — 1.52% Speech Pathologists – 1.70% Read the April… Read More

COVID BILL CONTAINS PAID LEAVE FOR FEDS

Federal employees suffering from COVID-19 or caring for an individual affected by the virus may be eligible for up to an additional 600 hours of paid family medical leave, under a provision in the recently passed American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. According to FedSmith.com (read the article here), the legislation included $570 million in… Read More