If you were not able to attend any of the telework information sessions that POPA hosted last week, or need a refresher, here are recordings of both types:
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POPA will be holding informal telework information sessions for Patents employees. Interested employees will need to register for the session they wish to attend (see below). The session will be held on Zoom so you will need to use a personal device (e.g., lap top, iPad, or phone - you may not be able to access all features of Zoom unless you are on a lap top). Even if you have already signed up for a telework program, you may find the session helpful.
POPA has heard of an uptick in employees not receiving their WIGI and being re-rated. Examiners can find their date for their WIGI in the Production and Award Calculator here:
The FEEA (Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund) is extended an invintation to all DC, Maryland, and Virginia POPA members to join the FEEA for their Spring into Health event on Sunday, March 27, 2022, from 11am to 4pm at the National Harbor Plaza. This event is sponsored by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.
We have updated our help guides on Maternity/Paternity leave, for both probationary and non-probationary employees. The page also now includes a guide on Paid Parental Leave. You can review this here, in our Work/Life Balance section.