When my efforts to change things at work, to make things run more effiiently, are thwarted or I'm told no, we can't we've ALWAYS done things that way.
We do a lot of filings. 10+ years ago, and more, we had to actually bring them to the govt agency to be hand-filed, get a stamped copy, and then our DC office had to send it back up to us, where we'd file a paper copy in a binder.
For the last 8+ years, the agency has had an electronic filing system, which prett much you must use, with a couple of exceptions. So you go there, fill out the page, attach your file, hit file, and then get a confirmation. I still have to print out the confirm, and put a paper copy, with that, in a binder. In additional to adding the electronic copy to our research database.
I have tried (unsuccessfully I might add) numerous times to get the powers that be to simply let me pdf the confirm, and attach it to the doc, and enter in the dbase. Nope, no can do, we might NEEEED the paper version. never mind you can print it out.
So I've simply stopped doing it, except for the few filings we can't file electronically, and have them all in a pile, in my desk drawer. No one ever looks at them,; if someone needs something they are posted on the web, or they ask me or my boss. so as long as they are somewhere accessible to everyone, no issue.