On April 9, 2020, I announced a new process to have a USPTO-provided monitor delivered directly to those teleworkers who did not have one.
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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.
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.
Phased Reopening of USPTO Buildings
Message from Director Andrei Iancu