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Hours Spent On Paper Work - Man Hours Initiative (MHI)

Too many man hours are spent on paper work. We have many systems that help streamline this, however, they are still time consuming within their own right, and still produce duplicate and triplicate copies.

 

I understand that we need accountability and record keeping, but we need to develop a system and change the forms process to combine forms or increase the electronic the use and access of filing systems.

 

Consolidated system usage and the cross sharing/access of these systems, between agencies, along with a push to move away from hard copy systems. If the electronic systems are designed well enough you could utilize these systems only, and print hard copies only when absolutely necessary.

 

This could save not only time spent paying someone, but also save on paper waste.

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