Agency-wide, EPA is spending in the neighborhood of $1,000,000.00 per year to store paper records. EPA Region 3's portion of that overall cost is approximately $75,000.00 annually (7.5%). While we cannot reasonably expect to reach a paper storage cost of $0.00, I believe the federal government as a whole could realize significant savings through a presidential or congressional mandate stating that electronic records... more »
Eliminate the need of multitude subject/case and file/folders codes, pertaining to the same project or contractor. Instead create one file for projects, contractors, etc, under one subject classification codes, consisting of all records related to project. This would cut spending cost on folders, shipping, and storage space at records centers.