POPA has the following updates for employees:
Patents and OCIO have extended the deadline for supervisor's giving employees their mid-year evaluation until May 15, 2020. In addition, after your supervisor discusses your mid-year evaluation with you, you will receive an email with a link to click on to acknowledge you had your mid-year evaluation. This is in lieu of having to sign acknowledgement. Employees will need to acknowledge their mid-year evaluation. Acknowledging your mid-year evaluation does not mean that you agree with it.
Flexibilities and Leave
Most flexibilities and leave are set to last until further notice except for the excused leave (excused absence for dependent care - EADC). EADC is the bank of 20 hours of leave/biweek and is set to expire on April 30, 2020 unless it is extended.
Employees on ad hoc, PTP-10, PTP-20 and PTP-32 should have received information on how to request a printer to be shipped to your telework location. If you did not receive the email, please contact PatentTeleworkQuestions@uspto.gov.
POPA recommends that, if eligible, you put in your requests for printers and monitors as soon as possible.
Information about ordering paper/toner is supposed to follow after the printers have been sent out.
POPA has filed an association grievance related to working conditions. Further details are available here.