Operating Procedures for Interested vILT Participants
Entry into the vILT program is granted based on available resources, training slots available, and appropriateness of the topics suggested. For granted requests, audience size will vary.
Weather-Related Emergencies and Unexpected Closings:
In the event of a weather-related emergency or other unexpected closing, vILT follows the operating status of the USPTO Headquarters in Alexandria, VA (normal operating hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm ET), as determined by Office of Personnel Management guidance. As a result, vILT training for a particular day may have a delayed start or be cancelled due to inclement weather. The USPTO is not responsible for any cost associated with a weather-related or other cancellation or delay. Furthermore, no makeup session will be scheduled.
vILT courses will be cancelled if USPTO Headquarters is closed.
Office Open with Delayed Arrival
vILT courses will be cancelled if the delay at USPTO Headquarters extends beyond the scheduled start time (e.g., if there is a 3-hour delay, a course scheduled to start at 11:00 am ET will be cancelled). Otherwise, vILT courses will run at the scheduled time.
vILT courses will be cancelled if the early dismissal occurs during the scheduled course time (e.g., if there is a 3-hour early dismissal, a course running at 2:00 pm ET will be cancelled).
All other operating statuses (e.g., open with option for unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework)
vILT courses will run as scheduled.
For information on the current operating status of the USPTO Headquarters in Alexandria, VA, visit the OPM current status web page or call 202-606-1900.