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FEA-SR Wins Academic Credits Case

posted July 23, 2018

Great news for the FEA-SR bargaining unit!

FEA-Stateside has won an arbitration award granting back pay and salary adjustments to employees who have been improperly denied compensation for some academic credits.

As many of you may be aware, FEA-SR filed a grievance over the Agency's improper denial of Academic Salary Lane Credits that were earned before the award of an educator's first Master's degree. FEA successfully challenged the issue in DoDDS in 2012; however, DDESS continues to deny Academic Salary Lane Credits that were earned before the award of an educator's first Master's Degree.

On Friday, July 20, 2018, Arbitrator Charles Murphy issued an award granting FEA-SR's grievance. The award orders the agency to place impacted employees on the correct pay lane, and to pay impacted employees back pay for the pay and benefits they were improperly denied since November 2010. FEA-SR expects the implementation will take some time (DoDEA still has not fully compensated all impacted DoDDS employees), but will fight to ensure our members are fairly compensated. FEA-SR will provide more information as the case moves forward.