IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
To amend title 5, United States Code, to make permanent the authority of the United States Patent and Trademark Office to conduct a telework travel expenses program.
This Act may be cited as the
Telework for U.S. Innovation Act.
Telework travel expenses program of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Section 5711 of title 5, United States Code, is amended—
in the section heading, by striking
in subsection (f)—
in paragraph (1)—
in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by striking
committee and inserting
in subparagraph (B), by striking
in paragraph (2)—
section , including the provision of reports in accordance with subsection (d)(1) and inserting
in paragraph (4)(B), in the matter preceding clause (i), by inserting
and maintain after
in paragraph (5)—
in subparagraph (A), by striking
by striking subparagraph (B) and inserting the following:
The Director of the Patent and Trademark Office shall prepare and submit to the appropriate committees of Congress an annual report on the operation of the program under this subsection, which shall include—
the costs and benefits of the program; and
an analysis of the effectiveness of the program, as determined under criteria developed by the Director.
in subsection (g), by striking
this section and inserting
Technical and conforming amendments
The table of sections for subchapter I of chapter 57 of title 5, United States Code, is amended by striking the item relating to section 5711 and inserting the following:
5711. Authority for telework travel expenses programs.
Passed the Senate December 8, 2020.