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WHAT IF COVID EVAC ENDS DURING SUMMER?

WHAT HAPPENS TO COVID EVACUEES IF AUTHORIZED DEPARTURE ENDS DURING SUMMER BREAK?


posted April 14, 2020
A very common question among members considering evacuating to the U.S. under the current Authorized Departure program for those in foreign areas at heightened risk of COVID-19 exposure asks: what happens if the Authorized Departure option is not terminated until the summer recess period for DoDEA's Overseas schools.

In response, DoDEA has added the following information to its list of FAQs about Authorized Departure:

QUESTION #30: If the [Authorized Departure] AD is terminated during the summer recess period, can employees stay in the United States and return via government-funded travel at a later date?

ANSWER: Yes, employees in a non-pay status (i.e. employees assigned to a teaching position) can remain in the United States at the conclusion of the AD and return at a later date via government-funded transportation during the summer recess period. Employees in a pay status (i.e. GS employees) can remain in the United States at the conclusion of the AD but must be in a supervisory-approved leave status. In all cases, SEA [subsistence expense] allowances are terminated immediately upon termination of the AD. Employees should immediately inform their supervisor and the DoDEA Resource Management Office of their intent to remain in the United States if AD termination occurs during the summer recess period.


The complete list of questions and answers from DoDEA can be under the "FAQ" tab on DoDEA's Authorized Departures page.

Also, DoDEA has indicated its COVID-19 Helpdesk is now a 24/7 operation. That helpdesk can be reached by phone at 703 438 1075 or email at covid19@dodea.edu




WHAT HAPPENS TO COVID EVACUEES IF AUTHORIZED DEPARTURE ENDS DURING SUMMER BREAK?

A very common question among members considering evacuating to the U.S. under the current Authorized Departure program for those in foreign areas at heightened risk of COVID-19 exposure asks: what happens if the Authorized Departure option is not terminated until the summer recess period for DoDEA's Overseas schools.

In response, DoDEA has added the following information to its list of FAQs about Authorized Departure:

QUESTION #30: If the [Authorized Departure] AD is terminated during the summer recess period, can employees stay in the United States and return via government-funded travel at a later date?

ANSWER: Yes, employees in a non-pay status (i.e. employees assigned to a teaching position) can remain in the United States at the conclusion of the AD and return at a later date via government-funded transportation during the summer recess period. Employees in a pay status (i.e. GS employees) can remain in the United States at the conclusion of the AD but must be in a supervisory-approved leave status. In all cases, SEA [subsistence expense] allowances are terminated immediately upon termination of the AD. Employees should immediately inform their supervisor and the DoDEA Resource Management Office of their intent to remain in the United States if AD termination occurs during the summer recess period.


The complete list of questions and answers from DoDEA can be under the "FAQ" tab on DoDEA's Authorized Departures page.

Also, DoDEA has indicated its COVID-19 Helpdesk is now a 24/7 operation. That helpdesk can be reached by phone at 703 438 1075 or email at covid19@dodea.edu