President’s Update

FEA PRESIDENT’S REPORT SEPTEMBER 16 2021

LEADERSHIP TRAININGS I, along with FEA Executive Director/General Counsel Richard Tarr and Deputy Executive Director/General Counsel Suzanne Summerlin, have been able to virtually attend trainings for Association leaders in Europe this month. I’m planning (technology willing) to attend additional trainings for the Pacific as well as the upcoming FEA Stateside Region Area Council as the… Read More

August 31, 2021 FEA President’s Report

Welcome Back to the New School Year I hope all FEA members had a restful and healthy summer. The 2021-2022 school year is already proving to be a challenging one. I thank you for your FEA membership, standing with your fellow education employees, and for allowing FEA to stand for you. On behalf of all… Read More

FEA PRESIDENT’S REPORT JUNE 4, 2021

SCHOOL CALENDARS A reminder as everyone prepares to depart soon for the upcoming summer break: DoDEA’s SY 2021-22 school calendars can be found at this link. The current year’s schedule was disrupted in many locations, especially in Stateside schools, but the start of next year is expected (emphasis on “expected”) to take place as scheduled… Read More

MAY 21, 2021 FEA PRESIDENT’S REPORT

TO: FEA Members Worldwide FROM: Brian Chance, FEA President RE: FEA President’s Report DATE: May 21, 2021 WAITING FOR RAT ORDERS? If you are an FEA member in the Overseas bargaining unit who has applied for RAT orders for this summer but you have not yet received those orders, please use the link below to… Read More

MAY 7, 2021 FEA PRESIDENT’S REPORT

TO: FEA Members Worldwide FROM: Brian Chance, FEA President RE: FEA President’s Report DATE: May 7, 2021 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… Read More

APRIL 20, 2021 FEA PRESIDENT’S REPORT

TO: FEA Members Worldwide FROM: Brian Chance, FEA President RE: FEA President’s Report DATE: April 20, 2021 OVERSEAS SALARIES The review of data for SY 20-21 salaries in FEA’s Overseas bargaining unit has been completed. The full salary schedules can be viewed at this page. Here is the AVERAGE rate of increase (across all steps… Read More

MARCH 25, 2021 FEA PRESIDENT’S REPORT

TO: FEA Members Worldwide FROM: Brian Chance, FEA President RE: FEA President’s Report DATE: March 25, 2021 DODDS SALARY MEETING FEA and DoDEA representatives will meet April 14 with staff from DoD’s Special Pay Branch to review the data collected for the current school year’s DODDS salary schedules. Once finalized, the new schedules will be… Read More

FEBRUARY 26, 2021 FEA PRESIDENT’S REPORT

TO: FEA Members Worldwide FROM: Brian Chance, FEA President RE: FEA President’s Report DATE: February 26, 2021 MEETING WITH MEMBERS It’s now been over a year since the first DoDEA schools in Korea experienced shutdowns due to COVID. Since then, every single DoDEA school has experienced uncertainties, difficulties and, in some locations, tragedy. FEA continues… Read More

JANUARY 30, 2021 FEA PRESIDENT’S REPORT

TO: FEA Members Worldwide FROM: Brian Chance, FEA President RE: FEA President’s Report DATE: January 30, 2021 A NEW ADMINISTRATION In his first few days in office, President Biden issued an Executive Order eliminating a trio of Trump-era directives that were designed to diminish employee rights and union representation. President Biden is ordering agencies to… Read More

DECEMBER 17, 2020 FEA PRESIDENT’S REPORT

TO: FEA Members Worldwide FROM: Brian Chance, FEA President RE: FEA President’s Report DATE: December 17, 2020 OVERSEAS CONTRACT STATUS As we head into the winter break, the outcome of negotiations on a new Overseas contract remains up in the air. Following 30 days of renegotiations, which began after FEA Overseas members overwhelmingly voted in October to reject… Read More