Department of Energy

Stop Sending Paper documents

Stop requiring submission of information to our oversight agencies in paper form. Information can be submitted either via media with accompanying cover letter, or encrypted and emailed to the agency for processing. When we submit information, it must be sent in paper form, which is then scanned and entered into their tracking database. Seems like creating a PDF or PDF-A of the submission which is forwarded electronicly, with an appropriate digitally signed/encrypted cover letter or email message would save a lot of time and money. When the dust settles, we have the paper copy sent to the agency, the paper copy we have in our files (in case the agency copy is lost or damaged) and the electronic version we edited to send to the agency. This is very wasteful and inefficient.

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Idea No. 4723