From: H.T. Nguyen, FEA Executive Director/General Counsel
To: DoDDS Educators in the FEA Bargaining Unit
Re: Reimbursement for RAT Travel
Date: June 1, 2017
As you may be aware, management recently announced that it would be taking the position that if a bargaining unit member purchased tickets for RAT travel BEFORE the educator received his/her RAT orders, management would refuse to reimburse the member for those tickets. The Association’s position is that this violates the Negotiated Agreement, past practice, and the travel regulations. As such, the Association will be filing an Association Grievance over this matter on behalf of all DoDDS FEA bargaining unit employees.
If you purchased tickets BEFORE you received your RAT orders, please fill out the form below. We do understand that the end of the school year is a VERY busy time for you. However, please take the time to complete and send your completed form by email to the FEA Washington office at: FEALegal@nea.org by Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Thank you.