Department of Veterans Affairs

paper and toner waste

All typed documents should be saved on a master file, then print them as necessary. We spend tons of paper and printer toners when doing unnecessary printouts to our rating decisions that are to be reviewed for corrections before thet're approved for submission. Some times a single rating goes three to four times printed before its approved, creating a massive waste. We also print evidence already scanned into out VVA System, which is unnecessary too, since the evidence its available for viewing by everyone authorized.

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Idea No. 7335