No. These entitlements are automatically granted to those employees recruited in the United States and relocated to the overseas area. Locally hired Federal employees may acquire these entitlements only when they meet all requirements as stated in the Department of State Standardized Regulations (DSSR) and the Joint Travel Regulations. Appointment to a permanent position does not affect those determinations in any way.
Upon hire the Personnel Center processes a Standard Form (SF) 50, Notification of Personnel Action, which includes all information about your appointment. You should be provided a copy of this document for your personal records within your first few weeks of work (if you do not receive a copy of your SF 50, notify your school secretary). Block 5-B will indicate your type of appointment. Exc Appt indicates that you have been hired to a permanent appointment and your tenure code in block 24 will be either '1' Permanent or '2' Conditional. Exc Appt NTE (date) indicates that you have been hired to a time-limited appointment and your tenure code will be either '0' None or '3' Indefinite.
There are a couple possible reasons for this:
To find out exactly why you were hired to a time-limited appointment, you should contact the staffing specialist directly.
Yes, after you have completed the requirement for 8 continuous months as a professional educator with DoDDS, you may be converted to a permanent position, if appropriate. Your school principal must confirm that you have been rated at least fully successful and are recommended for conversion to a permanent position. The principal must request your conversion using a Standard Form (SF) 52, Request for Personnel Action. You may wish to remind your principal when you are close to meeting all of the requirements, so that there is plenty of time to meet this requirement. The SF 52 should be forwarded via the automated processing system (PPI) and supplemented with a fax which lists the PPI number (or a copy of the first page of the SF 52) and includes documentation to support that all of the above stated requirements have been met.
Only permanent DoDDS educators may apply for reassignment. Therefore, upon being appointed or converted to a permanent position, you may apply for reassignment consideration, as long as you meet all other eligibility requirements.
The criteria are as follows:
When your appointment expires, you are no longer employed by DoDDS. You may be reappointed to an educator appointment upon being selected and inprocessed again. When your new appointment is processed, you may be placed on a permanent position if all of the above stated criteria have been met.
The effective date will be the first day of the pay period after the SF 52 and all documentation is received. Conversion actions will not be backdated.
A local hire is any DoDDS educator who was offered and appointed to a position within the commuting area of the sponsor after arrival in the overseas area. Almost all local hire educators are military and DoD civilian spouses.
Your first point of contact for all personnel issues is your district personnel representative, who is able to advise on a wide range of topics. You may also contact the staffing specialist who is responsible for servicing your district. Your school secretary should be able to provide you the proper point of contact.
New educators hired in the overseas area may only be appointed to permanent appointments after certain criteria are met. Most local hire educators do not meet these criteria and are initially hired to time-limited appointments not to exceed their sponsor's Date of Expected Return from Overseas Service (DEROS). These employees may be subsequently converted to a permanent appointment when all of the criteria have been met.
The SF 52 and fax must be forwarded to the attention of the Educator Staffing Unit specialist responsible for servicing the district to which the employee is assigned. District procedures may require that the action be routed through the district personnel representative.