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Old 08-30-2012, 07:06 PM
 
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Figures that a US gov't agency, in a computer dominated world, would still be overflowing in paper I better understand the horror stories my brother-in-law related, leading to his early retirement from that sector.

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Old 09-02-2012, 10:02 PM
 
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The problem being getting someone to digitize all those files. If you think about it just one misplaced electronic file and you could really foul up someone's life.
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:17 PM
 
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I'd hate to be called upon to pull someone's record if you know it's in one of those teetering piles. Rule is - it's always the last record in the pile

I understand it's more a manpower thing. All those records should have been digitized and fed into an more easily accessible database years ago.
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:01 AM
 
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I'd hate to be called upon to pull someone's record if you know it's in one of those teetering piles. Rule is - it's always the last record in the pile

I understand it's more a manpower thing. All those records should have been digitized and fed into an more easily accessible database years ago.
Agreed; it would have been more simple to keep pace as opposed to letting it pile up and play catch up. Seems a firm who does this sort of work said it would take up to two years to get all files digitized.
Oddly, we hear about big bloated government and when a story such as this pops up I wonder where it is.
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