Pay Issues

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

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