The POPA Executive Committee (EC) had a difficult vote on January 17, 2019 regarding major changes. The EC voted to pass a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that permits POPA to bargain over the effects of instituting CPC routing, Examination Time Analysis (ETA) and a new performance appraisal plan (PAP) as the effects become apparent over a transition period spanning three years.
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Alert from POPA's grievance team. Please direct inquiries to David Reip at email@example.com by October 26, 2018.
Since changes to the telework law now require you to be telework ready, if you are on PTP20 with ERA fob, you may want to switch to PTP32. PTP32 provides these additional telework flexibilities of: 12 more hours, better equipment (if you want it) and the opportunity to telework partial days. And now that you have to be telework ready anyway, why not take advantage? All you have to do is go here and request the change. You might as well get the most out of PTP!
The USPTO has issued a draft strategic plan. Read the comments POPA submitted.
Executive Order Ruling