May 30 2012 FEA Europe Report

1. Retirement Articles
2. Correction to Non-Availability of Government Quarters Statement
3. Goodbye Grievance
4. Education Events for June

Retirement Article: Included is an article concerning the TSP, Personal Data from 123,000 Thrift Savings Plan Accounts Hacked. I do not have any information other than what is included.TSP participants concerned about the incident should contact the TSP directly at These articles can be found at the website

Correction to Mandatory Lodging Non-Availability of Government Quarters Statement: Attached is a correction from Ms. Fitzgerald correcting the previously issued DoDEA Memorandum addressing Promoting Efficient Spending, dated April 13, 2012.

Goodbye Grievance: Please don't forget to file your Goodbye Grievance if you are retiring or leaving the DoDDS-Europe area. This is for your benefit and is your best protection against bogus debt claims after you retire. If you have any questions or need copies of the correct forms, please contact your FRS.

Education Events for June:
June 1-30 Internet Safety Month: This month focuses on adults addressing ways to keep their kids (and themselves) mindful of the future consequences of their current online/wireless activity. See also Common Sense Media website article on face-recognition software.

June 5 World Environment Day: World Environment Day was started in 1972 by the United Nations General Assembly. Its purpose is to stimulate worldwide awareness about environmental issues and their impact on humans. See the United Nations Environment Programme website.

June 12 Anne Frank's Birthday: Anne Frank wrote her world-famous diary while hiding in occupied Holland during World War II. Read more about Anne Frank.

June 14 Flag Day: This day is dedicated to the adoption of the flag of the United States in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. For more information, visit the Library of Congress website.

Have a great week!

Lisa Garmon Ali
FEA Europe Area Director

PSC 41 Box 5569
APO AE 09464
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01638527662 (local)
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