Department of Defense Education Activity

Human Resources

Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) FAQs

Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) FAQs

August 03, 2020 The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), provides up to two weeks (up to 80 hours) of Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) to all Federal civil service employees for qualifying reasons related to COVID-19.
AutoNOA: New human resources tool launches Nov. 1 in three districts

AutoNOA: New human resources tool launches Nov. 1 in three districts

October 31, 2019 Starting Nov. 1, DoDEA Americas Southeast, Europe East, and Pacific South districts have access to a new automated tool that significantly improves the tracking of hiring actions.

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Human Resources Division Headquarters located in Alexandria, Virginia, is a field operations agency of the Department of Defense.

The DoDEA Human Resources Division has responsibility for managing the Human Capital programs and policies affecting the civilian employees of the Department of Defense Education Activity and its field elements, the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (Pacific and Europe) and the Department of Defense Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (Americas).

The mission of the DoDEA HR Division is to support the agency in providing a quality education for the children of our military and eligible civilian personnel stationed around the world. With a work force of 140 employees, the DoDEA HR Division’s responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing recruitment and staffing,
  • Educator certification and recertification,
  • Classification and compensation,
  • Human capital record keeping,
  • Labor management relations,
  • And data integrity.

A leader in the use of technology, we have developed and implemented automated systems to enhance our educator recruitment process, track the timeliness and accuracy of our personnel action processing, process travel orders and entitlements, and track the timeliness and accuracy of pay related inquiries and grievances.

DoDEA is a family-friendly organization, with headquarters located in Alexandria's West End, between North Beauregard Street, Seminary Road, and Interstate 395. DoDEA offers flexible work schedules, telecommuting opportunities, and other quality of life programs. The DoDEA HR Division believes in providing extraordinary customer service to all employees and applicants. Our goal is to make DoDEA the employer of choice while "Building a Tradition of Excellence."


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DoDEA Telework Program

DoDEA Telework Guidance: Telework is recognized as an effective human capital management tool with proven track record of increasing employee productivity, attracting and retaining high performers, and helping employees balance work and family obligations. DoDEA has adopted the DoD policy regarding telework.

Read the DoD policy for telework here.

Additional information about telework is located at