HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - With a single tap on a Microsoft Surface Pro, Gov. David Ige helped the state reach a major milestone in its commitment to reduce the amount of paper it uses.
Governor Ige proclaimed Oct. 16, 2016 as Electronic Records Day in Hawaii. It is Hawaii's first paperless proclamation by a governor.
State government departments started using the "esign Service" one year ago.
"By implementing our eSign Service, we have eliminated much of the time previously spent preparing and rerouting documents. For example, with our eSign service the average time for a state document to be signed was four and 12 days. With eSign, that average has dropped down to two hours," said Todd Nacapuy, Office of Enterprise Technology Services CIO.
Electronic Records Day is observed nationally.