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USPTO telework allegations blasted by former officials

Stephen Calabria, New York

Alarming allegations of abuse of the USPTO's telework programme by employees have met with fierce blowback from former USPTO officials, while the Office is taking steps to improve its effectiveness and efficiency

The charges levelled against the USPTO in reports by the Washington Post and Washington Times - that the agency was a hotbed of mismanagement and that employees using the agency's work-from-home "telework" programme lied about their work hours while conducting personal...

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