Social Security Administration

Save Computer Drive & Email Space with Expiration Dates

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If there were automatic expiration dates on emails sent out by management/supervisors, etc., it would help clear virtual space on the computer email and drives, thus maintaining a lower memory/storage and speeding up the computer's applications.


Many agencies have a time-retention timeframe requirement for people holding onto Personally identifiable information contained in emails and old work.


This would also lighten the load of Information Technology specialists when handling computer crashes due to the volumne of files and folders stored on the computers.


Depending on the subject-matter, exceptions to the expiration date rules may apply, or be changed by management/supervisor, etc.

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Idea No. 5872