The following was emailed to all Directors, SPEs, and teleworking employees on PTP-10, PTP-20, PTP-N, and situational ad hoc program in the Technology Centers.
This message is to ensure that you have had the opportunity to take advantage of the April 9th announcement of a new process to have a USPTO monitor delivered directly to your approved alternate worksite. The deadline to request a monitor through this program is COB Wednesday 4/29/20.
Over 60% of eligible employees have requested a monitor through this program and a large proportion of those requests have been fufilled. As such, the up to 8 hours of non-production time for working without an external monitor is set to expire fore all employees at the end of PALM pay period 2020-16 (5/9/20).
You should have received an email from the PatentTeleworkQuestions@uspto.gov mailbox with instructions on how to request your monitor. If you would like to request a monitor and do not have that message, you may send an email directly to the mailbox to indicate your interest.
(Note: the original email was also addressed to employees on PTP-32; however, because PTP-32 already includes a monitor, this group is not included in the monitor request program.)