SSA began going paperless seven years ago, but we still use and waste an awful lot of paper. For example, in order for us to store documents that we have created (ie: an SSA-4268 created during a work CDR) in the electronic claims folder we have to print the document out, create a bar code for it (which also needs to be printed), and then fax it into the folder. If we receive a document that has been printed on both... more »
Eliminate billions of paper files by making it mandatory for all government agency workers using the “GovTrip” travel program to upload all documents as PDFs onto the server, thereby creating a single source for all government travel documents. PROBLEM: Our administrative personnel require us to hand-deliver manila files with printed out documents for ALL travel. This requires preparers to print out all electronic files,... more »
When paper copies of presentation handouts are deemed necessary, they should always be printed double sided, and, if they are Powerpoint slides, printed with multiple slides per page. Also, we should use black and white instead of color unless it's really necessary to convey particular information. I've received too many presentations on high quality paper, in color, with one slide on a one-sided page.
Currently, there is no way to submit scanned receipts or even fill in on-line forms for FSA Feds claims. The forms must be faxed in. This requires photocopying of receipts (paper), printing the claim form (more paper) and faxing all pages to FSA Feds (double the paper on the other end!). This is a ridiculous waste of paper. It could all be save if scanned receipts and on-line forms were allowed. That should not be too... more »
We use reams of paper every day to duplicate copies of information that can be found online and in files. We also use boxes of staples every week simply because we unstaple a document, COPY it, and then restaple both copies! Imagine if we filed the one copy electronically and paper filed it after ward. We would save $5 a box on staples and $50 a box on paper. The average office worker uses something like 10,000 sheets... more »