MENNAA, MRLSST - The Republic Measures & Standards Bureau is debating the issue of calendar reform, prompted by an independent report citing "an impending bureaucratic crisis of disparate timekeeping" in official records. According to the report, there are over 20 different dating schemes in use in various government offices throughout the Republic, all of them "official" in some capacity. "The use of multiple timekeeping schemes was originally to accommodate different cultural backgrounds," said RM&S Chair Keelen Ma, "but now it's just a tangled mess of confusion. We've got the Judiciary using the 10-month standard calendar, archivists using the Alderaanian 11-month notation, and infrastructure using a hexidecimal-based system. Researchers are getting tired of needing calendar converters in their pads." The current debate stems over which zero-point year-notation system is the best, with the Great ReSynchronization of 13 years ago and the Ruusan Reformation of a millennium ago being popular contenders.