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TRANSFER PROGRAM VACANCY LISTThe vacancy list for the SY 18-19 transfer program has been posted by DoDEA. Click here for the list (see link near the bottom of the page for the most recent version of the vacancy list).
TROUBLE SUBMITTING/AMENDING TRANSFER APPLICATIONS?posted December 14, 2017
FEA has heard from several members who have had trouble submitting or amending their applications for the SY 18-19 transfer program using Internet Explorer as their Web browser. Some of those individuals went on to report that they were able to submit or amend their applications when they instead switched to Google's Chrome web browser.
If you are having difficulty submitting or amending your application, please try accessing the database using a different browser, particularly Chrome.
You can access Chrome at google.com/chrome
FEA has informed DoDEA of the difficulties these members have reported to us. DoDEA is looking into the issue but its Web developers have been unable thus far to identify what is causing the problems.
If the database will not ACCEPT your application, regardless which Web browser you use, please inform FEAšs Connie Shanaghan immediately.
If your application has already been accepted but you are now having difficulty AMENDING your existing application, please wait and try again after you return from the upcoming winter break. If you still cannot amend your existing application at that time, contact Connie.
Remember, the deadline to submit your application for the SY 18-19 transfer program is this Friday, December 15. Once you have successfully submitted your application, you will have until January 9 to amend your application prior to the start of the transfer round.
ADDITIONAL ANSWERS ON SY18-19 TRANSFERSposted December 11, 2017
FEA's Connie Shanaghan has posted some additional answers to common questions about the upcoming SY 18-19 transfer program, available here.
TRANSFER TIPS POSTEDFEA members can now read Connie Shanaghan's Tips for Transfers by logging in with their membership ID number at this page.
SY 18-19 TRANSFER PROGRAM ANNOUNCEDDetails of the School Year 2018-2019 Transfer Program for Europe and the Pacific have been finalized. The deadline for submitting applications is December 15, 2017. Read the full MOU and announcement detailing this year's transfer program and find other information at FEA's Transfer Information Page.
Read the December FEA Journal in PDF format
GOOD NEWS IN LAUREL BAY CASE
Thanks to the efforts of FEA's Stateside Region, Management has agreed to pay back pay, with interest, and restore leave to educators after weather make-up days were improperly scheduled during spring break. Read FEA Stateside's Legal Update on the issue here.
CUTS TO SUBS WILL COST STUDENTS LEARNING TIMEDoDEA students will lose upwards of a week of classroom learning time each school year under management's plan to eliminate subs during BAS testing.
Read FEA's press release and fact sheet on the BAS issue to learn more.
Hatch Act InformationVisit this page to learn more about the Hatch Act and find examples of activities allowed and prohibited under the law.
Hatch Act Do's and Don'ts
FEA HCR Newsletter and other HCR InfoView the latest issue of The Advocate, the monthly newsletter of FEA's Human and Civil Rights Program, and find other resources by clicking here.
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Under guidance from the FEA Board of Directors, FEA Europe General Counsel/UniServ Bill Freeman has developed a letter writing campaign, aimed at bringing the numerous pay and collection issues DoDEA employees face to the attention of Congress and Pentagon leaders. Please use the link below to access information from Bill Freeman and share your stories/concerns with the decision makers suggested by Bill. Please avoid doing so, however, while on government property, while using government owned computer equipment, or while on government time.
Click here to learn more about writing decision makers in an effort to raise awareness of pay problems
Teaching Channel: Videos that Inspire TeachingThe Teaching Channel website offers a growing library of short videos to inspire K-12 teaching. These video lessons - in English language arts, math, science, and history/social sciences - include lesson objectives, questions to consider, homework ideas, and more.
Free registration provides access to:
- Highlights of skilled teachers teaching a lesson, such as Kick Me: Making Vocabulary Interactive
- Tips and tricks for new teachers, such as Attention Getting Signals: One Spot and Planning Full Days & Practicing Fast Facts
- Featured "Amazing Classrooms," such as Building Community in a Multi-Language Classroom
See the Welcome to Teaching Channel video.
Updates for our MembersRead the FEA President's Report and link to other updates for FEA members here.