President’s Update

NOVEMBER 22nd, 2022 FEA PRESIDENT’S REPORT

FEA PRESSING FOR CLARIFICATION ON DODEA’S MISCALCULATION OF RETIREMENT CONTRIBUTIONS Earlier this month 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… Read More

OCTOBER 20TH FEA PRESIDENT’S REPORT

  BACK IN THE FIELD I have just returned from over a month of visiting schools and assisting with trainings in FEA’s Europe and Pacific regions. It was wonderful to meet the leaders stepping up in FEA roles. Thank you for representing educators in your school. Thank you as well to our fantastic UniServ Attorneys… Read More

SEPTEMBER 20th 2022 FEA PRESIDENT’S REPORT

LEADERSHIP TRAININGS I am currently visiting schools in Europe to help train new FRSs. I will also be going to trainings in Japan, South Korea and Okinawa later this month and early October and will attend the Stateside Council meeting in November. We are extremely grateful to our members for stepping up to fill these… Read More

FEA PRESIDENT’S REPORT AUGUST 23RD, 2022

Welcome Back the New School Year! I hope all FEA members had a restful and healthy summer and feel energized for the 2022-2023 school year. I thank you for your FEA membership, standing with your fellow education employees, and for allowing FEA to stand for you. Please know that FEA is your union. It is… Read More

JUNE 3rd, 2022 FEA PRESIDENT’S REPORT

THANK YOU TO ALL FRSs AND LOCAL/AREA PRESIDENTS I would like to thank all of the FEA FRSs and Local and Area Presidents, both Overseas and Stateside, for their work in supporting educators this school year. As our members educate the children of military-connected children, your support and advocacy for their rights and dignity is… Read More

MAY 5TH, 2022 FEA PRESIDENT’S REPORT

  ARBITRATOR FINDS DODEA TO HAVE NEGOTIATED IN BAD FAITH, ORDERS PARTIES TO RESTART OVERSEAS CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS In a major victory for Association members, last week Arbitrator Charles Feigenbaum issued his decision in an Unfair Labor Practice grievance brought by FEA on behalf of the Overseas bargaining unit. The Grievance concerned the Association’s allegations of… 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

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

FEA PRESIDENT’S REPORT FEBRUARY 18TH, 2022

EXCESS PLACEMENT PROGRAM DELAYED DoDEA has informed us that, due to difficulties it is experiencing with the setup of its online application system, the Excess Placement Program for Overseas educators, originally scheduled to take place next week, will be delayed. The length of the delay is uncertain at this time. FEA will update members as… Read More

FEA PRESIDENT’S REPORT FEBRUARY 1, 2022

DODEA DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE HOPEFULLY SIGNALS POSITIVE CHANGE In case you missed our email to members on this, last week Director Brady sent a message to all DoDEA staff, in which he acknowledges the many stresses and burdens DoDEA educators continue to face due to COVID and the current work environment. The possible changes he cited… Read More