However, in the modern cubicle culture, TPS is an acronym meaning "Totally Pointless Stuff", which was made famous in the movie Office Space. TPS Reports are meaningless pieces of documentation that must be filled out but that nobody reads.
As an inside joke, many cubicle workers have duped their managers into renaming their routine status reports as "TPS reports" under the guise of other acroyms such as "Time and Productivity Status"
Project Reports. I managed to get the
report retitled on the form as
Total Project Summary Report, now referred to as TPS reports, giggles from us, blank stares from them.
I work for UPS in Carolina, we use these everyday. They summarize client management interaction with the tmh machines. We have to fax them off to the head office every hour, and if there is no cover sheet we get the tps stamp and stamp it on our adf. fyi - 2 years ago they found this guy in inventory dead > appartently a stack of tps reports collapsed on him trapping him for days. He tried to chew throough the reports, but the ink on the reports were toxic.