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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #310 on: May 8th, 2006, 5:38am »
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It might be awhile before you can flex if you have an 8 month training program.
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #311 on: May 9th, 2006, 5:36pm »
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I drove up to DC this past Sunday to take a look around the patent office.  The new patent office buildings are VERY nice.  They have a decent sized gym on the first floor of one of the buildings.  
 
The Carlyle ****n is literally within a few blocks of the patent office.  The commute to/from work would be stress free. Wink  The lobby looks good but their leasing office isn't open on Sundays to show apartments.  They have a scan card for their gated parking garage, which means your vehicle should be fairly safe.
 
By the way, a guy at work says his good friend from college works in DC.  The friend's wife supposedly works at the patent office and made GS-14 within 5 years.  Is that possible?  He has no reason to lie but you know how second hand stories go..
 
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #312 on: May 9th, 2006, 6:02pm »
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Yes, it's possible.
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #313 on: May 9th, 2006, 8:03pm »
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Yes, possible, but it depends on what grade you start at and if you get through the program without a hitch and if you get timely promotions. At GS-14 you are a primary - it takes more time to go from GS-13 to GS-14 than the preceeding levels which are one a year at best.
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #314 on: May 11th, 2006, 4:15pm »
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How long does it take to hear from Human Resources
after your
paperwork (background check info, transcripts, jars etc) has been sent,
before you hear about being hired or not?  I suppose
they start calling everyone on your contact sheet first.
 
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