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Monday, March 30th, 2015

Many modern companies find themselves buried in mounds of records. Even a small start-up organization with a dozen employees can quickly become overwhelmed with piles of paperwork. It is easy to let this problem build until it reaches a critical state and then make a hasty decision about the records. Poor decision-making can threaten compliance with both legal and business requirements. As such, it’s best practice to create and implement a document retention plan.

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

A recent Gallup poll found that consumers’ biggest worry is identity theft. Nearly 70 percent of the survey respondents cited identity theft as a primary concern. As identity theft is one of the most quickly growing crimes in the United States, it’s not hard to understand why people are afraid. A single case of identity theft can result in thousands of dollars of loss for a household or company. As such, you must take the necessary precautions to keep your business safe.

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Banks have a wealth of information about their customers, including contact, identification, and tax information. It is important for institutions and customers alike to know how long banks must retain specific documents.

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

UCI is offering free paper shredding on Oct. 17 in partnership with the Better Business Bureau. See details below.

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

In an age where more and more companies are creating and storing their documents electronically, document retention has become more important than ever. More than 99 percent of all company documents are created and stored electronically. Each day there are 60 billion emails alone that are created and sent. It’s much easier to store electronic data than physical data, but that doesn’t mean that you should hold on to it forever.

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Medical offices have hundreds and hundreds of patient records. Even in a digital age where more records are stored online each year, the storage needs can get out of hand very quickly. What do you do with all of this paperwork? How do you know when it’s okay to get rid of old documents? Medical practices are careful to keep detailed patient records and don’t want to get in trouble by getting rid of them sooner than they should.

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Each year a legal firm builds up hundreds upon hundreds of files pertaining to their clients. You want to do right by your clients and keep appropriate documentation on hand. However, you also don’t want to get buried under mounds of old paperwork. The following guidelines will help you determine what to keep, how long to keep it, and how to dispose of it properly.

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

As a CPA, you acquire a wealth of client records. From basic contact information to complex tax returns, it is easy to get buried under paperwork. You want to make sure that you comply with the law, but you also want to keep your business files organized. The following guidelines will help you implement and maintain a company-wide document retention and destruction schedule.

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

All licensed veterinary practices must adhere to relevant record keeping requirements for veterinary medicine. In order to comply with these guidelines in full, you must stay up to date on the various veterinary record keeping laws and practices.

Thursday, August 21st, 2014
use eco-friendly shredding services from UCI in Amarillo

Lowering the amount of paper used in your office is not only about helping to save the environment, it also helps to reduce costs for your business. The whole goal is to use less paper and to reuse when possible. Here are a few tips on how to cut down on paper waste and reuse paper.