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NOTE 10. Program Costs

Program costs consist of both costs related directly to the individual business lines and overall support costs allocated to the business lines. All costs are assigned to specific programs. Total program or operating costs for the years ended September 30, 2004 and 2003 by cost category were as follows:

USPTO Program Costs by Cost Category for the years ended September 30, 2004 and 2003
(Dollars in Thousands)
  2004 2003
Direct Allocated Total Total
Personnel Services and Benefits $  690,308  $ 54,844 $  745,125  $  699,595
Travel and Transportation      1,244     4,181      5,425       5,667
Rent, Communications, and Utilities     88,846    17,364    106,210      90,625
Printing and Reproduction     72,963       196     73,159      75,448
Contractual Services    174,100    88,423    262,523     229,656
Training        718       548      1,266       2,209
Maintenance and Repairs     10,221    10,613     20,834      21,121
Supplies and Materials      7,451       158      7,609       9,399
Equipment not Capitalized      7,723     3,736     11,459       9,413
Insurance Claims and Indemnities        (31)        2        (29)         59
Depreciation, Amortization, or Loss on Asset Dispositions     37,903    17,670     55,573      62,881

 

Total Program Costs $1,091,446  $197,735 $1,289,181  $1,206,073

 

The unfunded portion of personnel services and benefits for the years ended September 30, 2004 and 2003 was $2,510 thousand and $6,687 thousand, respectively.


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