At POPA’s annual meeting in December, I discussed what Quality Initiatives would look like from an examiner’s perspective. I suggested three pillars: 1) appropriate time to do the work, 2) effective and organized training and 3) resources to support efficient examination.
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POPA Annual Meeting Minutes December 2, 2015
At the January 14th POPA Executive Committee meeting, Kathleen Duda was elected to be Vice President of the Association, and Gerald Ewoldt was elected to replace Kathleen in the position of Secretary.
POPA is concerned about the recent electronic tool outages at the USPTO. We have been advocating for compensation for examining time lost due to inability to work and for lost DM credit. In some situations for which management has agreed to provide reasonable compensation, there are some supervisors or directors who do not appear to be following through. In order to confirm where this has occurred, we are requesting your help in gathering information:
WebTA is available The Web Time and Attendance (WebTA) system is now available and functioning properly. You can contact the OCIO Service Desk by calling 571-272-9000 or emailing ServiceDesk 9000 if you continue to experience issues.