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Stateside Update

STATESIDE REGION UPDATE

JANE LOGGINS - FEA Director for DDESS
BENJAMIN HUNTER - FEA-SR General Counsel
ANGELIA STUBBS - FEA-SR General Counsel

DoDEA's Attempt to Sidestep RIF Requirements Covered by the MLA Causes Multiple Involuntary Reassignments

posted May 14, 2018

Friday DoDEA involuntarily reassigned bargaining unit outside of their competitive level to account for a reduction in positions. Any workforce changes that involve a reassignment requiring displacement constitute a RIF if those changes are made to account for a reduction in positions. DoDEA has not followed Reduction in Force procedures in the MLA. DoDEA has involuntarily reassigned educators to mitigate the need for a RIF. If you received a reassignment letter please contact your local president immediately. Your local president has information that will be able to assist you in questioning your reassignment. FEA SR has provided each local president with information that will be useful questioning DoDEA about these involuntary reassignments and violations of RIF procedure. Again, please contact your local president or email the FEA Director for at FEADDESS@gmail.com.

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