As we wind down the FY, here is an update on a number of matters. Federal Legislative Update —FY 2018 Federal Budget and USPTO Operations Earlier this month a bill was signed to fund the federal government through Dec. 8, 2017. Additional legislation is required to fund the government for the remainder of fiscal year […]
June 2016 update on various matters. A. TMNG NTEU 245 has several members currently Beta Testing TMNG and working with the Office to address defects and to improve the user interface and functions. We anticipate that this will continue for some time. NTEU 245 is committed to making sure that the TMNG is not deployed […]
As we all look back on the past year, certainly it has been an interesting one. As many of our colleagues both inside and outside of the agency have said, what we do here at the USPTO matters to people and the economy. IT challenges continue as many of us experience intermittent problems with X-Search, […]
Possible Shutdown The attachments from NTEU National provide an update on agency preparations for a possible government shutdown. NTEU 245 raised this issue at the PTO labor management forum last Wednesday and I also met with PTO Congressional Affairs. While anything can happen and stranger things have—it is my understanding that the PTO would remain […]
Click here to read the NTEU National President’s letter to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary about the Shared Services Initiative.