One of my favorite staffers was also one of the most frustrated. He was frequently writing up "guidance documents" for how to recycle, how to run a waste ban inspection, etc. etc. A prolific writer. One of the things he liked to write was surveys to mail out to the recyclers.
I'd ask him why he needed the information, e.g. number of employees at each recycler, or type of baler? He looked at me quizzically. We were the state, we were supposed to know.