We understand that this pandemic has impacted our employees in many ways, including our employees' ability to care for their loved ones. I am happy to announce that we are extending the Excused Absence for Dependent Care Leave (EADC) through September 12, 2020 for USPTO employees who qualify for such leave.
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In interest of updating our records for the upcoming officer election in October/November, POPA would like to make sure that our records of people's names are spelled correctly and up to date.
POPA will be holding their election for officers and delegates this October/November. The election will be by Post Office mail only.
Kathy Duda has sent out an email on 7/7/2020, subject "POPA update 7/7/2020", about the CAO survey on mandatory telework.
This Thursday, June 25, we start the Phase 1 facility reopening for headquarters in Alexandria and the Randolph Square Building in Shirlington. Starting Thursday, June 25, those office facilities will be open for limited hours (from 7 am to 6 pm., Monday through Friday) to those employees who have obtained approval from their supervisor as described below. While we are moving to Phase 1 reopening status, we still strongly encouraging you to telework to the maximum extent possible.