This policy establishes when an electronic or facsimile signature may replace a hand-written (wet) signature, with the goal of encouraging the use of paperless, electronic documents whenever appropriate. This policy applies to all signatures used in processing independent contracts and requests for proposals as well as internal communications, routing slips, external correspondence, and other official activities. However, this policy does not require any department to use electronic signatures.

Electronic and Facsimile Signatures: Administrative Memo B-29