The two major goals of managing paperwork are to control the flow and keep it moving. Create a specific place for incoming paperwork.

Ideally, this place should be away from your desk to help you avoid the distraction caused by the arrival of new mail or individuals delivering it. Also, an outgoing bin should be close at hand. Place a wastebasket near your desk, and do not be afraid to use it.  Also, schedule a time to complete the paperwork. Sort and prioritize mail into A (A1, A2, etc), B, and C (i.e., trash) priorities. File paperwork efficiently.  Examples of memos that may cross your desk include meeting announcements (write them into your calendar), directives that have been revised, and information that already has been filed elsewhere. (A tip: The blank side of discarded memos can be used as scratch paper.)