The United States Patents Office through seeking to increase efficiency, implemented the Telework Enhancement Act Pilot Program (TEAPP) in 2012. The program transitioned patent examiners to a work-from-anywhere policy over 24 months, shifting new examiners each month based on union-negotiated quotas.
1995: “the information superhighway will mean anyone can do anything from anywhere”
2015: “must be willing to relocate to San Francisco”
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