The Washington Post's Stephen Barr reports on the US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) experimenting with the new concept called 'telecommuting'
Under the pilot, 10 experienced trademark lawyers with good job-performance ratings will be permitted to move anywhere in the continental United States and work from home.
"To my knowledge, there is no other program like this in the federal government," said Howard Friedman , president of National Treasury Employees Union Chapter 245.
It is encouraging to see the government office, first to lay eyes on the latest innovations our country has to offer, boldly trying to innovate as well. Imagine using phones, home-offices and email to stay in touch with co-workers, truly revolutionary. I suspect IBM will launch a lawsuit any day now, as I'm sure Big Blue has already patented this.
Trademark Office to Experiment With Telecommuting [Washington Post]