WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On September 3, 2015, the Center for Digital Government announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) won a Digital Government Achievement Award for the Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP). FMCSA is the only winner in the “Driving Digital Government” federal category. The award recognizes outstanding agency and department websites and projects at the application and infrastructure level for all levels of government.
Launched in 2010 to improve highway safety, PSP provides trucking and bus companies secure, instant access to commercial drivers’ safety history records for pre-hire screening purposes. FMCSA partners with NIC Federal to manage all aspects of PSP, including communications, outreach, website development, and user support. NIC provides all PSP service delivery at no cost to the federal government using a unique self-funded contract model.
“NIC is pleased to partner with FMCSA on delivering PSP records to employers. We congratulate the agency on receiving this prestigious award,” said Laura Fredrickson, NIC Federal’s General Manager. “We will continue to deliver this valuable program in alignment with the agency’s mission to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving large trucks and buses.”
FMCSA launched PSP in 2010 as an electronic alternative to requesting federal Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) safety data. Prior to PSP, the carrier industry could only access this data using time- and labor-intensive Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. Since the implementation of the program, related FOIA requests have decreased significantly and program enrollment continues to grow.
According to a study released by FMCSA in 2013, PSP positively impacts the safety of America’s roadways. The study shows that carriers using PSP have, on average, decreased crash rates by 8 percent, and driver out-of-service (OOS) rates by 17 percent. It is estimated that in the 12 months studied, the carrier group using PSP prevented 863 crashes and more than 3,500 driver OOS incidents. A summary of the study can be found at: https://www.psp.fmcsa.dot.gov/psp/Documents/PSP-Safety-Impact-analysis-brief.pdf.
About NIC Federal
Headquartered in Arlington, VA, NIC Federal, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of NIC USA, delivers secure, user-friendly, and cost-effective information technology and digital solutions to the U.S. federal government. Founded in 1992, NIC USA (NASDAQ: EGOV) provides digital government services and solutions to more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” five times, most recently ranked at No. 11 (2013), and the company has been included four times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at http://www.nicfederal.com.
Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment services help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” six times, most recently ranked at No. 36 (2014), and the company has been included four times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.