10.27.21

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‘Shaping the New Normal’ Survey at the EPO Got 5,554 EPO Staff to Participate, But It Was Controlled by Liars With an Agenda

Posted in Europe, Patents at 9:13 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

The dictatorship hates independent surveys whose outcome it cannot control or take out of context. Previously, staff representatives who ran a survey (not controlled or ‘authorised’ by the king) got in serious trouble.

Another survey? Oh, independent survey... Oy vey

Summary: Last year’s EPO ‘study’ (hogwash about “quality” and other unscientific junk) was likely biased by virtue of autocrats controlling it and exploiting it for nefarious agenda and brainwashing of national delegates*. The Staff Union of the EPO (SUEPO) has a new survey in the making.

OVER the years we saw many EPO surveys and SUEPO (union) surveys; with dictators like Benoît Battistelli and António Campinos spying on all the staff and flagrantly violating privacy laws (without any legal consequences) folks can imagine what sort of answers staff gives to each; set aside the effect of push polling or loaded questions…

In any case, SUEPO is running a survey right now; we don’t want to disclose URLs (that would interfere with the process), but someone has sent us a copy of a paper from last week, which we’re reproducing below.

22 October 2021
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Teleworking Survey

SUEPO survey

Reassessing the Telework preferences a year later

Back in mid-2020, the Shaping the New Normal survey was conducted and with a participation rate of 86% it allowed for a quite large amount of 5554 staff members to be heard. Among the topics addressed by the survey there was future teleworking (e.g. different schemes, locations and durations, the relationship between long-term teleworking and expatriation benefits and the impact of extended teleworking and flexibility on the performance of daily tasks), working at the Office’s different sites and the future use of its buildings and premises. The different schemes were covered by 5 different scenarios or personas.

Now, over a year after Shaping the New Normal survey, it is important once again to launch a survey among staff to assess how the intended use of teleworking may have evolved after this one year pandemic period. This survey aims at assessing whether and how the proposed mid-term policy by the President would actually fit the wishes of staff.

The survey contains solely 10 survey questions, chosen to mimic the questions asked in the Shaping the New Normal survey. The survey will be open for answers during 4 weeks.

After the closure of this survey the results will be published to staff and the information used to argue and support the proposals within the working group.

Take the SURVEY now! Thank you for considering your participation!

SUEPO Central

Staff Union of the European Patent Office (SUEPO)

As always, SUEPO surveys are very interesting as they reveal what staff really thinks. Not what managers (politicians) want to show. The dictatorship of the EPO just uses surveys for self-serving propaganda purposes, looking to justify decisions already made regardless (before the surveys).
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* They said the “Council expressed its keen interest in the presentation of the analysis following the recent survey on “Shaping the new normal”.” But Office management controlled it all. Under normal circumstances it might seem OK. But they’re lying to the Council routinely.

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