I feel for you. I love Excel, but not for storing and/or sorting dataPromotion hungry thrusters.
We have a whole building full of Warranted Officers who spend their time producing vital policies and schemes to make them 'look good' which are generally ignored as soon as they put out the latest way of doing things.
Now this could truly be a time for them to shine and do something effective; sort of 'Chief, there's not much call for my vitally important transgender traveller policy right now, so I'm going to pull out the old uniform and work on response as a PC'.
Yesterday I find am email telling me to fill in the attached spreadsheet with a list of my 'skillset'.
Now apart from the fact my address block on the email pretty much covers it, all this info is already held on a database, which someone more intelligent asked us to update and check that address/phone numbers were current last week.
This request has clearly come from someone promoted beyond their ability as its to be completed on Excel, the standard location these types these types use as Access is too difficult to use, so a big list of stuff on an unwieldy spreadsheet where you cant easily read the data is what you need.