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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #1125 on: Jul 15th, 2007, 10:00am »
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Hi mandejapan,
 
How long did it take for you to get the written official offer from USPTO after the verbal phone offer? Did it come in regular US Mail, or was it Fedex/UPS ? If you don't mind, can you let us know at what GS level/step you got hired ?
 
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #1126 on: Jul 15th, 2007, 1:02pm »
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on Jul 15th, 2007, 10:00am, applied wrote:
Hi mandejapan,
 
How long did it take for you to get the written official offer from USPTO after the verbal phone offer? Did it come in regular US Mail, or was it Fedex/UPS ? If you don't mind, can you let us know at what GS level/step you got hired ?
 
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Sure.  I got the formal offer over the phone on Monday, July 2nd at about 1030am.  By Tuesday, July 3rd, around 4pm my Accession Package (with formal written offer) was ready for me to pick up at the USPTO HR Office.  I asked my HR guy to hold onto it so I could pick it up on Thursday, July 5th since I was visiting the area that day anyway, but if he mailed it out by Tuesday when it was ready, I'm guessing I would have had it in the mail by the end of the week.
 
I got hired at GS 9, Step 9 because they were matching my current salary.  I also had a masters degree so that would have started me at GS 9, Step 8 if I didn't have work experience.  Wish I could have taken that non EE/CE sign on bonus (20k over 4 years) that they first offered me, but I guess you win some, and you lose some.
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #1127 on: Jul 15th, 2007, 1:23pm »
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I forgot to answer one of your questions.  For mail I think it was going to be mailed in regular US Mail because it was in a plain off white unmarked envelope.
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #1128 on: Jul 15th, 2007, 1:49pm »
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on Jul 15th, 2007, 1:23pm, mandejapan wrote:
I forgot to answer one of your questions.  For mail I think it was going to be mailed in regular US Mail because it was in a plain off white unmarked envelope.  

 
 
Thanks for your prompt and informative response.
 
I got my verbal phone offer on 7/12. Still have not receive any written offer in the mail. All I can say is that I am just too over-anxious in my personality. Hopefully, my "over-anxious" personality will not get in the way of becoming a successful PE. Smiley
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #1129 on: Jul 15th, 2007, 8:24pm »
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No problem Applied.  I was like you too. Smiley
 
I would say you should get your written formal offer this week.  You could always call up the HR guy/gal that called you and follow up.  
 
What is your PTA start date and what TC will you be working in?  Or Art Unit if you don't mind being that specific?  Just curious...you could PM me.  We should keep in touch if we might be in the same PTA class. Smiley
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