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The Printing Habits of Federal Government Employees

According to a recent report by Lexmark that details the printing habits of federal employees, the US Government spends 1.3 billion dollars on employee printing, of which $440 million is wasted on unnecessary printing.

Some of the interesting nuggets from the study include:

  • On average, each federal employee prints 30 pages each work day, totaling 7,200 pages per employee per year
  • Federal employees estimate that they immediately discard 35% of those pages the same day they are printed
  • 89% of federal employees report that their agencies do not have formal printing policies in place

Link to report

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