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Kathy transferred 3,783 files for SHPO

By: Rebekah Bjork | October 24, 2014

On October 20, 2014, Kathy finished preparing 2009 Review & Compliance files to go to archival storage. It took her 3-4 days to transfer 3,783 files from the files drawers to archival-quality folders and arrange them in 17 boxes. Kathy has completed this annual project for SHPO for the last 3 or 4 years for Leslie Coburn to report it.


Submitted by Barbara Howard, posted 10/24/14

Kathy Matson transferred 3,783 files for SHPO

Roy Moved Mountains (of paper)

By: Rebekah Bjork | October 20, 2014

Roy scanned grants documents from FY 2010. He then linked them to the new grants system, FLUXX so they are now available to staff in that system. The work that he did allowed SHPO staff to send six boxes of grants program files to long term storage. This opened up a lateral file for the next fiscal year's grants. Staff say they would never have had time to do this project. Roy is now moving on to another project, mapping coordinates for part of SHPO's property inventory.


Submitted by Barbara Howard, posted 10/20/14