Poor management of filing systems has become a costly inconvenience to many operating offices. The Johnson County, Iowa, Health Department has adopted a new filing system which eliminates the problem of lost records. Consideration is given to drawer crowding, size and weight of folders, labeling of folders, and how much is filed in each. The scheme of arrangement provides index headings common to the user, and easily identifiable color coded index tabs for all primary and secondary guides and folders. In addition, a cross reference index provides easy location of materials. The system now functions satisfactorily, but only time can indicate the trouble spots.

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1Present address: 1629-J Kino Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96819.

2Present address: Comprehensive Health Planning Unit, P. O. Box 7053, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49510.