Reimbursement for RAT TravelFrom: H.T. Nguyen, FEA Executive Director/General Counsel
To: DoDDS Educators in the FEA Bargaining Unit
Re: Reimbursement for RAT Travel
Date: June 1, 2017
As you may be aware, management recently announced that it would be taking the position that if a bargaining unit member purchased tickets for RAT travel BEFORE the educator received his/her RAT orders, management would refuse to reimburse the member for those tickets. The Association's position is that this violates the Negotiated Agreement, past practice, and the travel regulations. As such, the Association will be filing an Association Grievance over this matter on behalf of all DoDDS FEA bargaining unit employees.
If you purchased tickets BEFORE you received your RAT orders, please fill out the form below. We do understand that the end of the school year is a VERY busy time for you. However, please take the time to complete and send your completed form by email to the FEA Washington office at: FEALegal@nea.org by Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Thank you.
For more information on this issue, see the updates FEA sent out at RAT Travel Orders and DoDEA Begins Issuing Travel Orders
Click here to view (or right click to download) the information form you should complete and return to FEA by June 14, 2017, if you purchased tickets BEFORE you received your RAT orders.
NOTE: You now have until June 16, 2017, to submit your info to FEA for this Association Grievance. Please be sure to submit your info before you depart for the summer.
- Update on DoDEA beginning to issue travel orders after budget is approved
posted May 6, 2017
- update on DoDEA threatening not to pay for tickets purchased before travel orders were issues
posted April 20, 2017
- Form for RAT Travel Grievance
If you purchased tickets before you received your RAT orders, download this form, complete the information requested, save it to your computer and then email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 14, 2017