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M.P.E.P. Section 901.09, Missing Copies - Replacement

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901.09 Missing Copies - Replacement

To expedite the handling of requests for replacement copies and thereby ensure the quickest response, the following routing procedures should be adhered to:

(A) Use designated collection drops within each group for copy orders.

(B) Clerical personnel from the Office of Classification Support (OCS) will visit designated collection drops at least twice each week to pick up PTO-14C orders. Alternatively, the orders may be mailed or otherwise delivered to the Search File Improvement Division, OCS, currently located in Crystal Mall, Building 2, Room 967.

The attorneys' drop slot at the Public Service Window should not be used nor should the forms be mailed to Copy Fulfillment Services as consequent rerouting to Office of Classification Support for processing will result in unnecessary delay.

All replacement copies ordered through the PTO-14C program are returned to the requesting examiner as notification of order fulfillment. The examiner should then place the copies in the designated file drop location for filing by the contractor in the search file.

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