Can Georgia Community Action Agencies Go Paperless Legally?

can CAP go paperless in Georgia

I have talked to a number of Community Action Agency Exec’s in Georgia about going paperless, and some of them are under the assumption that they need to keep paper copies of their documents.  This is a big burden for the agency.  For example, they have thousands of LIHEAP applications that they have to keep […]

What are legal requirements for Community Action who wants to go paperless

CAPLAW on going paperless

If you are a Community Action Agency who is looking to go paperless but is unsure of the legal requirements to keep paper copies of your client applications and other paperwork, I would suggest you contact your legal counsel and your contacts at your funding sources. I found a great article on this subject written by […]

Do you know what former President Obama said about going paperless?

obama on going paperless

“When records are well managed, agencies can use them to assess the impact of programs, to reduce redundant efforts, to save money, and to share knowledge within and across their organizations.” BARACK OBAMA  Presidential Memorandum — Managing Government Records https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2011/11/28/presidential-memorandum-managing-government-records Under the mandate, federal agencies are required to manage all permanent electronic records in a […]

Community Action Agency – Which In-Take Desk Looks Like Yours?

CAP intake papermess without Laserfiche

Here is a description of two CAP offices: 1. ” Files everywhere. People’s desks were piled high. Underneath their desks were piled high. If you needed to find a file, it would take almost all of us to find it.”  Cindy Hamilton, Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin 2.  “There is virtually no chaos in our offices now. […]

Can Georgia Community Action Agencies Go Paperless Legally?

can Georgia CAP go paperless

I have talked to a number of CAP Exec’s in Georgia about going paperless, and some of them are under the assumption that they need to keep paper copies of their documents.  This is a big burden for the agency.  For example, they have thousands of LIHEAP applications that they have to keep for seven […]

Which office is your like?

Here is a description of two CAP offices: 1. ” Files everywhere. People’s desks were piled high. Underneath their desks were piled high. If you needed to find a file, it would take almost all of us to find it.”  Cindy Hamilton, Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin 2.  “There is virtually no chaos in our offices now. Nobody […]

Does it make sense to invest in early childhood education?

helping headstart and childcare go paperless

Some people wonder is public funding of early childhood education is worthwhile.  They talk about all sort of other needs within the community that could use more funding.  I found a good article that addresses this issue in the Minneapolis Star Tribune.  You can read the whole article here. Investment in kids makes sense You may […]