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guestx
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #410 on: Jul 19th, 2006, 6:45pm »
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You start at the GS level you start at and progress from there. No advantage for those with masters for progressing. It can help where you start although work experience can also help. I have a masters and much work experience and started at GS9/10 with competing offer.
 
Promotions are non-competitive to GS14. To make 15 you have to be an expert if you don't want to be a SPE. There is some discussion about what entails being or becoming an expert.
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Re: Working for the USPTO - recruitment incentive
« Reply #411 on: Jul 19th, 2006, 9:40pm »
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I'm due to start soon, and they are throwing a recruitment incentive at me.  It's a four year contract, with a bonus for every year completed... satisfactorily of course. There have been previous posts about "golden handcuffs" etc.  The documentation leads me to believe that if you break the agreement, you only have to return the money for that year.  Can anyone comment?
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #412 on: Jul 19th, 2006, 11:12pm »
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Yep.
 
 
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guest
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #413 on: Jul 20th, 2006, 5:40am »
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Recruitment incentives??  Hmm how come I never heard anything about it?  I suppose they don't offer it to anyone then.  Oh well.
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #414 on: Jul 20th, 2006, 3:01pm »
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Do you know what percentage of people don't make
their 2 year probation?  Do they have microwaves for
heating up lunches?  I read that Popa wouldn't allow
microwaves.  I am starting at 7/10 soon.
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