This letter was sent out by my company regarding our FEC's. Since I felt it was not necessary to hold on to it, I asked for and got a scanned copy of mine with the entry on Mrs. Casey.
As some of you may know, there have recently been enquiries about why teachers are not in possession of their Foreign Expert Certificates. To give you some background, there have been cases in the past where teachers held their own certificates, and they expired without XXXXXXX knowing. This cost the teacher in question an additional 5000RMB to re-initiate the certificate. There have also been cases where a teacher left and took their certificate, or lost it, and when the Foreign Expert Bureau did their annual inspection, XXXXXXX was not able to produce all the certificates. This causes embarrassment and lack of trust with the Foreign Expert Bureau. We could also be penalized financially. Another concern is that each certificate is issued by a provincial bureau, and must be returned to that bureau for cancellation. When teachers change locations, one certificate is cancelled and another must be issued. The coordination of this is very delicate and should be done with caution and care, to avoid difficulty for teachers or schools.
We are, however, happy to provide each of you with your certificate, under the following conditions:
* You agree to return the certificate at the end of your time with XXXXXX.
* You agree that if you do not return the certificate, XXXX will not reimburse you for the medical check and certificate application fee.
* You take responsibility for ensuring your certificate remains valid, and contact XXXXXX at least one month prior to the expiration date.
If you would like us to send you the certificate, please email me your confirmation to abide by the above listed conditions, and we will ensure you get your certificate right away. If we don't hear from you, we will assume that you would rather XXXXXXX hold your certificate, and will continue to do so.