Pay Issues

DODEA STATES NO RECENT ALLEGED DEBTS ARE DUE TO FEGLI MISCALCULATIONS, JUST RETIREMENT

Earlier this month DoDEA stated many educators were issued alleged debt letters after a programming error within the Defense Civilian Payroll System (DCPS) led to either miscalculations for employee Retirement contributions or Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) contributions. DoDEA now claims the FEGLI alleged debt letters were in error and there are no FEGLI… Read More

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

RETRO PAY ISSUES FOR SOME OVERSEAS EDUCATORS

Several members have identified issues in the retro-pay due Overseas educators whose pay has been increased under the new Overseas salary schedules. DoDEA has acknowledge some problems with the retro pay, but at this point they believe they are limited in scope. Not all educators have reported a problem.  If your retro pay appears to… 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

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