The Intellectual Property Law Server

Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register.
Oct 14th, 2019, 9:04am

Forums Forums Help Help Search Search Members Members Calendar Calendar Login Login Register Register
   Intellectual Property Forums
  
  
Becoming a Patent Agent/Lawyer
(Moderators: Forum Admin, JimIvey, JSonnabend)
   Working for the USPTO
« Previous topic | Next topic »
Pages: 1 ... 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108  ...  252 Reply Reply Send Topic Send Topic Print Print
   Author  Topic: Working for the USPTO  (Read 350692 times)
guest
Guest
Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #505 on: Aug 14th, 2006, 9:20am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify Remove Remove

Can anyone shed any light on the 6-month promotion for new examiners.
 
Assuming you start at say GS-7 step 4, do you go up to GS-9 step 4 at the 6-month promotion?
 
Also, assuming you get the 6-month promotion, how long after that are you eligible for your next promotion?  Thx.
IP Logged
Isaac
Senior Member
****




   


Posts: 3472
Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #506 on: Aug 14th, 2006, 9:36am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

on Aug 14th, 2006, 9:20am, guest wrote:
Can anyone shed any light on the 6-month promotion for new examiners.
 
Assuming you start at say GS-7 step 4, do you go up to GS-9 step 4 at the 6-month promotion?

 
Decidely not.   I think the standard promotion is a handful of steps.    For example GS-7 step 10 to GS-9 step 3 or 4 (or something like that).
 
Quote:
Also, assuming you get the 6-month promotion, how long after that are you eligible for your next promotion? Thx.

 
You would be eligible for the annual promotion at the 12 month point.
IP Logged

Isaac
guest
Guest
Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #507 on: Aug 14th, 2006, 9:50am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify Remove Remove

<< Decidely not.   I think the standard promotion is a handful of steps.    For example GS-7 step 10 to GS-9 step 3 or 4 (or something like that). >>
 
 
I'm confused . . . According to the latest salary table that I have a GS-7/10 would be at $56,797 and a GS-9/4 would be at $55,852 . . . so you would make LESS after your promotion ? ! ? !
IP Logged
Isaac
Senior Member
****




   


Posts: 3472
Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #508 on: Aug 14th, 2006, 10:28am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

[quote author=guest link=board=patent_agents;num=1107208950;start=540#554 date=08/14/06 at 09:50:12I'm confused . . . According to the latest salary table that I have a GS-7/10 would be at $56,797 and a GS-9/4 would be at $55,852 . . . so you would make LESS after your promotion ? ! ? !
[/quote]
 
You would be promoted to a step level at which you will make more money but that won't translate to moving all the way to GS-9/10.   I seem to recall about a 4k bump in salary.   It's entirely possible that I misrember how many steps were involved.  
 
Also the tables you are looking at are either not current, or are not the tables applicable for patent examiners.
 
IP Logged

Isaac
guest
Guest
Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #509 on: Aug 14th, 2006, 1:35pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify Remove Remove

on Aug 14th, 2006, 9:20am, guest wrote:
Can anyone shed any light on the 6-month promotion for new examiners.
 
Assuming you start at say GS-7 step 4, do you go up to GS-9 step 4 at the 6-month promotion?
 
Also, assuming you get the 6-month promotion, how long after that are you eligible for your next promotion?  Thx.

 
 
from what i've heard, its generally whatever step you're at, minus 3 steps
 
so you would go from gs7 step 10 to gs 9 step 7
 
IP Logged
Pages: 1 ... 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108  ...  252 Reply Reply Send Topic Send Topic Print Print

« Previous topic | Next topic »
Powered by YaBB 1 Gold - SP 1.3.2!
Forum software copyright 2000-2004 Yet another Bulletin Board