Established in 1993 and later recognized as the exclusive representative by the Federal Labor Relations Authority in 1997, the Federal Education Association-Stateside Region (FEA-SR) is the union that represents approximately 3,000 bargaining unit members employed at elementary, middle, and high schools in the Department of Defense Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) system.
FEA-SR represents two bargaining units each with different collective bargaining agreements. Certified bargaining unit members include classroom teachers, specialists, nurses, educational psychologists, speech and language pathologists, counselors, and other educator positions. Classified bargaining unit members are education support professionals including classroom teaching assistants, office personnel, and other ESP positions.
There are currently 21 locals within FEA-SR (15 certified and 6 classified) represented at 14 military installations located in Alabama, Georgia, Guam, Kentucky, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Each local has its own locally elected Executive Board.
Under the leadership of the FEA Director for DDESS, FEA-SR has two full-time attorneys, executive assistant/membership coordinator, accountant, and leadership team known as the FEA-SR Area Council (comprised of the FEA Director for DDESS, 21 local presidents, and the FEA-SR Human and Civil Rights Coordinator). FEA-SR directs its own legal team, arbitrates, litigates, bargains, and represents FEA-SR certified and classified bargaining unit members employed in 51 DDESS schools that educate over 20,000 military-connected students in the Continental United States and Guam.
For the latest news and information available only to FEA-SR members, please click on Member Login (instructions are below). This password-protected page for members includes an archive of email updates, newsletters, documents, forms, leadership directory, bargaining updates, certified and classified MLA and MOUs, grievances, motions passed/defeated by the FEA-SR Area Council, helpful links, and other information. If you are not a current member but are interested in potentially joining, please click on Join FEA-SR for more information.
Active FEA-SR members who are educators or education support professionals in DDESS schools are encouraged to create an account in order to access the Member Login page.
All current/active FEA-SR members are encouraged to visit www.fea-stateside.org/member-login and select "Create Account." After entering your name, personal/non-DoDEA email address, and phone number (optional), you should automatically receive an email link to activate your account. Please allow time for FEA-SR to receive your website account request, verify your membership, and approve your access to the password-protected (members-only) content.
FEA-SR is using firstname.lastname@example.org to send newsletters and other information updates directly to members. If you are a current/active member but have not received emails from FEA-SR, please check your spam folder and other settings to make sure our email address is allowed and will not be marked as spam. If you are still not receiving emails, you can email email@example.com with your name, local, and personal/non-DoDEA email address. Please allow time for FEA-SR to verify your membership and add you to our email list.