WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP) enrollment wizard has been selected as a finalist in the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) Igniting Innovation Awards competition, which recognizes highly innovative IT products, services, systems, and solutions that benefit government and citizens. The competition will take place during the ACT-IAC Igniting Innovation Conference and Awards on May 11, 2018, in Washington, DC.
PSP provides immediate online access to commercial drivers’ safety histories, with the drivers’ written authorization, to assist motor carriers with the driver hiring process. The enrollment wizard provides new users with a simplified method to receive a PSP account in a few short steps. Enrollments have increased since the launch of the streamlined wizard. More than 80 percent of enrollment applications are submitted through the wizard.
FMCSA contracts with NIC Federal, LLC to develop and maintain PSP. FMCSA is responsible for the PSP data and general oversight, while NIC Federal handles daily operations, customer service, and technology development and maintenance.
“I am pleased that the PSP enrollment wizard is recognized for simplifying the sign-up process for an important government program,” said Laura Johnson, NIC Federal’s General Manager. “Increased participation expands the number of motor carriers considering PSP’s important safety data in their hiring decisions.”
According to a study released by FMCSA, PSP positively impacts the safety of America's roadways. The study shows that motor 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 motor carrier group using PSP prevented 863 crashes and more than 3,500 driver OOS incidents. The results of the study can be found at: http://www.psp.fmcsa.dot.gov/psp/Documents/PSP-Safety-Impact-analysis-brief.pdf.
About the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
The FMCSA was established as a separate administration within the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on Jan. 1, 2000. Its primary mission is to reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities involving large trucks and buses. To learn more about FMCSA, visit www.fmcsa.dot.gov.
About NIC Federal
NIC Federal partners with U.S. federal departments and agencies to transform how citizens and businesses interact with government. Focused on delivering a comprehensive user experience, NIC Federal builds digital services and solutions that exceed the expectations of government and its constituents. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, NIC Federal is a wholly owned subsidiary of NIC (Nasdaq: EGOV). For more information, please visit www.nicfederal.com.
NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV) is the nation’s premier provider of innovative digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which help make government interactions more accessible for everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies has developed a library of more than 13,000 digital government services for more than 6,000 federal, state, and local government agencies. Among these solutions is the ground-breaking personal assistant for government, Gov2Go, delivering citizens personalized reminders and a single platform for all government interactions. More information is available at www.egov.com.