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Time Zones and Automation Systems Maintenance Times
As a reminder to Patents employees please note the following information regarding local time zones and automation systems maintenance periods for Patents automated systems such as eDan, PE2E, EAST, etc.
Update to the Overtime Policies for Patent Examiners
2016 Supplemental Agreement on the Non-duty Hours Legal Studies Program
This agreement between the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office) and the Patent Office Professional Association (POPA or Association) supersedes the 2014 Supplemental agreement on the Non-duty Hours Legal Studies Program and supplements the original agreement on the Non-duty Hours Legal Studies Program (Program) that was signed on December 15, 1998. All portions of that agreement remain in effect unless superseded by this agreement.
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The issues with DAV from earlier in the week have been resolved. Examiners should request time adjustments for disruption to their work from their supervisors as soon as possible. POPA is still in discussions with management and expects that better guidance for supervisors and employees on available adjustments will be forthcoming.