6:05pm Patents Management has sent an email to all Patents employees giving guidance about the outage. The outage has not yet been resolved.
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The Telework Enhancement Act Pilot Program (TEAPP) has been signed into law as part of the John S. McCain National Defense Act for Fiscal Year 2019. TEAPP is authorized until December 31, 2020.
Reminder that a new transit subsidy benefit system is coming for FY2019 that will only require applying once a year. The new enrollment/annual certification deadline for FY2019: September 4, 2018. You must take training prior to applying. Other time is available for POPA bargaining unit employees to take the training.
The Temporary Extension of TEAPP Operating Procedures Agreement, known as the "Gap Agreement," has been amended to expire on November 30, 2018.
On May 25th, the President released three Executive Orders impacting federal employees and their unions. POPA has joined with twelve other unions to bring a law suit against President Trump, OPM and the OPM administrator, alleging that the Executive Orders are unlawful (a copy of the filing has been posted here). We have requested that the government be enjoined from enforcing the Orders. A hearing has been set for July 25th and we expect a decision the following day.