(WASHINGTONTIMES) — State Department employees don’t have the proper training to preserve agency e-mails, a watchdog found in a report released Wednesday, raising the issue that billions of department e-mails may not have been recorded as they were supposed to be.
Despite a 2009 upgrade to the agency’s records system, the watchdog Inspector General found that employees “have not received adequate training or guidance on their responsibilities for using those systems to preserve ‘record emails’ ” designed to document the agency’s actions and decisions.
The report comes a day after former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she made a mistake in using a personal e-mail for official business, but that it was an issue of convince for her to just have one account. Mrs. Clinton said that all the e-mails she sent were sent to colleagues on their official government accounts and that her e-mails should be preserved in State Department systems.
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