THE NUMERATOR

Paperwork still rules the day

Paperwork, whether it is the dead-tree variety or the digital kind, is still the dominant chore of the average government employee. In a recent poll of 316 U.S. government and education workers conducted by Xerox and Harris Interactive, about 58 percent said they spend as much as half of their average workday filing, deleting or sorting paper or digital information.

Question: How much time each day do you spend managing information, such as sorting, deleting or filing e-mails/paper?

More than 8 hours -- 1 percent
5 to 8 hours -- 2 percent
1 to 4 hours -- 58 percent
Less than 1 hour -- 39 percent

About the Author

Joab Jackson is the senior technology editor for Government Computer News.

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