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In software development, a TPS Report is a quality assurance document that stands for "Testing Procedure Specification". This report is part of the IEEE 829 standards.

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"
Our weekly TPS reports were filled with context-free grammer
by Bernie Klinder July 14, 2005
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Most commonly known to the average worker as a Totally Pointless Stuff Report, management views these as
Sending a list of completed goals to your management because they are too lazy to read a standard status report to get updates.
by BoB December 23, 2003
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We use them at work, Used to be called
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.
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Pointless busy-work assigned to you by your boss, often a list of completed goals.
Reffered to in the movie "Office Space", when Peter Gibbons's boss lectures him on the 'proper way to file TPS reports'.
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Transaction Processing Schedules >
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.
"did you hear about the guy that died from the tps reports."
by Mike Frost December 31, 2003
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BOSS: "Mya, Did you get the memo? We're now using the new cover on all TPS Reports. If you could just do that, that would be great. Thanks."
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You must remember to have the new cover sheet for these reports, otherwise Bill and everyone else in the office will annoy you.
You apparently didn't put one of the new cover sheets on your TPS reports.
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