Today was “community day.”
Not much to say about that.
We learned about the PAP (Performance Appraisal (I think) Plan). Basically our intro to the critical factors of Patent Examining, Production, and Workflow.
If anyone ever reads this and is considering becoming an examiner, you should know that you aren’t on production for the first year. But you are, because production is used to determine promotion. And, if you’re really not cutting production for your GS level by the end of the year… well, you can fill in the blank, there. That wasn’t mentioned in the presentation at all, but that is just what I have gathered.