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A document that is filed or introduced in evidence in a lawsuit, as in the phrases papers in the case and papers on appeal.

Any written or printed statement, including letters, memoranda, legal or business documents, and books of account, in the context of the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which protects the people from unreasonable searches and seizures with respect to their "papers" as well as their persons and houses.

In the context of accommodation paper and Commercial Paper, a written or printed evidence of debt.

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And the consequences of paperwork are often quite interesting.
The software will ensure that the internal communication and the recording and documenting process is improved, allowing BGV Property Management's staff ease of access to all office paperwork. The workflow product gets the information around the business in the correct order--obtaining approvals from the relevant people at the relevant time.
"I usually go to government offices for my paperwork after the Dhuhr prayer.
Although these new methods of cutting paperwork have not been introduced yet, Northumbria is already reducing the amount of time its officers spend behind the desk by simply employing others to do the pen-pushing.
So far, there has been a lot of complaining but no targeted action that could result in resolving the issues and turning the paperwork process into something that not only doesn't get in the way of the recovery process but, in fact, encourages it.
"Employers need to examine how they manage nurses' administrative paperwork burden - we need nurses providing patient care at the bedside and in the community, not doing filing and photocopying."
[] Automatically populates paperwork with data from the applicant screening process.
After a year, where is California in this race to become a national leader in recycling stewardship, advanced recovery fees and the governed process of endless paperwork?
The proliferation of student applications, prior transcripts, financial aid requests, tax forms, and other items, combined with varied and long retention schedules for the paperwork, has historically made the lives of employees more difficult.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that paperwork would be significantly simplified for persons granted "evacuee status." This should especially help those have lost their records.
But in states that require parents to submit paperwork to the public school district "proving" they are educating their children, these types of laws would add one or more years of compelled attendance (even in the home) and additional paperwork.
The Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) requires the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to report to Congress on the paperwork burden imposed on the public by the federal government and efforts to reduce this burden.