My first permanent office job was in a federal procurement office. We had numerous documentary requirements for each project; the files were often quite thick before the job was even begun.
I will never forget the error made in a very important document -- a typo that no one noticed until it came back after being signed off at all levels, including the district engineer. My boss told me to just put the paperwork in the file because "no one really reads these anyway once they're signed."
In this particular case, the contractor had asked to be released from his obligation because he had made a mistake in bid. The findings and determination documentation on the matter is still in a file somewhere, signed by the district engineer, discussing the contractor's mistake in bed.
Causes Sharon Cathcart Supports
Shadow Forest Authors, Operation eBook Drop, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS