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mk1023
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #845 on: Feb 15th, 2007, 9:58pm »
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on Feb 13th, 2007, 1:09pm, mandejapan wrote:
Just wondering if anyone knows if there are any recruitment incentives like the Computer Engineer or Electrical Engineer one here:
 
http://usptocareers.gov/benefits.asp
 
for anyone other than EEs and CEs?  And even to qualify for this EE/CE bonus do you have to have majored in that or have a masters, or can you be qualified based on a certain amount of EE/CE classes that you've taken?  
 

They'll hire you whether they think you're qualified. For instance, my undergraduate degree is in "Engineering" and I got hired as an EE. The only issue with that was that "The Director" had to adjudicate my transcripts. That took forever (they didn't give me my formal offer for 2/20 start date until 2/06).
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #846 on: Feb 16th, 2007, 6:16am »
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on Feb 15th, 2007, 9:58pm, mk1023 wrote:

They'll hire you whether they think you're qualified. For instance, my undergraduate degree is in "Engineering" and I got hired as an EE. The only issue with that was that "The Director" had to adjudicate my transcripts. That took forever (they didn't give me my formal offer for 2/20 start date until 2/06).

 
I couldn't pick out of your answer whether you qualified for and received the incentive bonus?   Did you?
 
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #847 on: Feb 16th, 2007, 11:37am »
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I recently spoke to the HR rep who gave the offer. She explained to me that I would be eligible for an accelerated promotion at the end of 6 months and another promotion at the end of the year.  If I were to get all those promotions, I could be a GS11 next year.  How achievable and common is that?
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #848 on: Feb 16th, 2007, 2:10pm »
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on Feb 16th, 2007, 6:16am, Isaac wrote:

 
I couldn't pick out of your answer whether you qualified for and received the incentive bonus?   Did you?
 

 
I think he is saying he did get the bonus, but I had a few questions in response.  May I ask...
 
1) What art unit did you get hired into?
2) I didn't understand what you were trying to say with the dates of when you actually got your formal offer and when you had your interview..."they didn't give me my formal offer for 2/20 start date until 2/06"
 
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #849 on: Feb 16th, 2007, 2:15pm »
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on Feb 16th, 2007, 11:37am, guest284 wrote:
I recently spoke to the HR rep who gave the offer. She explained to me that I would be eligible for an accelerated promotion at the end of 6 months and another promotion at the end of the year.  If I were to get all those promotions, I could be a GS11 next year.  How achievable and common is that?

 
The SPE I interviewed with today told me the same thing.  If you get hired at a GS 7 level you could be eligible for TWO 6 month accelerated promotions now.  If you get hired as a GS 9, you can only have one 6 month accelerated promotion.  That sounds like a good deal so long as you are ready to handle the higher production levels.  I'm interested to know how new this rule is, and if it's common for people to do this.  In the past I've only read/heard about one 6 month accelerated promotions no matter what rank you start at.
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