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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #120 on: Jun 16th, 2005, 2:51pm »
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RogersDA is corect.
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #121 on: Jun 21st, 2005, 9:14pm »
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Thanks for all the info...I really appreciate it.  
 
I noticed that on the application that the USPTO offers a rapid promotion within the first 6 months.  
 
For instance, GS-5 to GS-7, GS-7 to GS-9 and so on.  The question I had is that there is no GS-11 to ____.  
 
Having a PhD, it is my understanding that I would start at GS-11-1.  
 
Is there no rapid promotion in the first 6 months at that levelHuh  
 
Thanks
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #122 on: Jun 22nd, 2005, 10:41am »
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It seems not:
 
"Patent Examiners hired at the GS-5, GS-7, or GS-9 level are eligible for promotion after six months of service."
 
http://showcase.monstertrak.monster.com/cgi-bin/new/showcase.pl?page=stu _show&emp_id=edlkcc
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #123 on: Jun 22nd, 2005, 10:58am »
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GS-5, 7, and 9 can get the rapid promotion at 6 months. It is at the discretion of your supervisor. GS-11 do not get rapid promotions at 6 months because to do so would put you at production requirements beyond that which is attainable in the first year. If you start as a GS-11 then you can start anywhere between GS-11 step 1 and step 10. If you were paid more on the outside then show them your tax return for the previous year and they will start you at a GS-11 step 10 or somewhere in between depnding on how much you were paid at your previous job.
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #124 on: Jun 22nd, 2005, 3:07pm »
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Does anyone know how much they consider relevant work experience for determining your GS level? I've got over 8 years plus a graduate degree (an MBA - obviously my undergrad was science and not business!).
 
My undergrad GPA is over 3.5, so i'm hoping to get in at GS-9 with a high Step. Just finished my (fulltime) MBA so i don't have recent paystubs.
 
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