Oregon DMV Overhaul Drives Real-ID Compliance
As Oregon works toward complying with the Real ID Act, the state is also modernizing its computer systems at the Department of Motor Vehicles.
The 2005 Real ID Act established new security standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and ID cards related to data, documentation, verification and sharing. It also prohibits federal agencies from accepting licenses and ID cards from states that do not meet these standards. That means ID from non-compliant states will not be accepted for entrance to military bases and federal facilities as well as at airport security checkpoints.
Although Oregon’s DMV could use its existing mainframe computer software, created in the mid-1960s and ’70s, to implement a Real ID-compliant identification card, it would be costly and time consuming, Lauren Mulligan, a spokesperson for the department’s Service Transformation Program, said in an email.
Michigan Secretary of State Improving Technology for Customers
MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. – As more and more customers take advantage of alternative ways to do business with the Secretary of State such as online services at ExpressSOS.com, the department is moving forward with several technology-driven improvements to provide faster and more convenient service.
“Michigan residents are realizing there are better ways to renew their tabs or change their address than by waiting in our busy offices,” Secretary of State Ruth Johnson said. “Technology is enabling us to make it easier for you as our customers.”
Johnson said her team has new projects in the works as well as further development of existing programs.
Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE Name Fast Enterprises One of the Best Workplaces for Millennials
Fast Enterprises was ranked no. 82 on the list of the country’s Best Workplaces for Millennials, announced by research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and FORTUNE.
The ranking considered 398,000 surveys that assessed organizations’ fairness, teamwork, benefits and other elements essential to an outstanding work culture.
Business Insider: The 27 Best Tech CEOs, According to Employees
The tech industry is wringing its hands these days now that one exposé after another has revealed some pretty awful working conditions at a number of high-flying tech companies. But there’s another side to the story. There are still lots of places where employees love their jobs, love their companies and believe their CEOs are leading them well.
Glassdoor looked through its database of 32 million employee reviews to analyze the ones posted between between May 2, 2016 and May 1, 2017. It analyzed that data and on Tuesday, released its 2017 list of the 100 best CEOs, based on employee approval. As usual, tech company CEOs made a strong showing on the ful list of 100, taking one-quarter of the list. Take a look.
FAST’s own Martin Rankin made the list at number two! Congratulations, Martin!
Fast Enterprises CEO Martin Rankin Named a Glassdoor Highest Rated CEO in 2017
FAST CEO Martin Rankin has won a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award recognizing the Highest Rated CEOs for 2017. Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest and fastest growing job sites, released its annual report honoring the Highest Rated CEOs, which highlights top leaders employees love working for in countries throughout North America and parts of Europe.
Among chief executives recognized by employees in the U.S., Rankin received an impressive approval rating based on the anonymous and voluntary reviews FAST employees shared on Glassdoor throughout the past year.
Tax Administration Jamaica Reports Growth in Online Filing for FY 2016/17
Tax Administration Jamaica is advising that the online filing (eFiling) rate for most major tax types increased during the 2016/17 financial year. This means that more taxpayers, both individual and companies, submitted their returns online using the Revenue Administration Information System (RAiS).
This trend is indeed encouraging for the Revenue Authority which last year bolstered its online offerings with the introduction of RAiS which offers taxpayers an expanded suite of online service options.
‘Fast’-growing local company ranked among best places to work
It has been Dan DeKeyrel’s dream to take his kids to Africa, showing them his most treasured memories from when he backpacked throughout the country after college. And, soon, he will be able to take four weeks off work to fulfill that dream.
DeKeyrel is an associate partner at Fast Enterprises, a Centennial company that has been recognized by Glassdoor, a worldwide job recruiting company, as the sixth best place to work in the United States in 2017.
Glassdoor Recognizes Fast Enterprises as a 2017 Top 10 Best Place to Work
December 7, 2016. Denver, CO – Government software and consulting-services provider Fast Enterprises, LLC (FAST) has once again been honored as a “best place to work” by online jobs and career community Glassdoor, marking the fourth consecutive year the company has received the award and the first year of recognition in the Top Large companies category.
“To be recognized by our employees as one of the top 10 best places to work is incredibly gratifying,” said Martin Rankin, FAST’s managing partner. “Delivering exceptional software to our clients requires exceptional effort and skills from our employees who work at our client agencies’ project sites. We strive to make their work both enjoyable and satisfying.”
Visionary Integration Professionals and Fast Enterprises Implement Modernized System for Washington State
Teamwork and innovation result in on-time and on-budget delivery of the Department of Licensing’s new fuel tax and commercial-vehicle registration system
RESTON, VA–(Marketwired – November 15, 2016) – Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP), a leading provider of technology solutions that drive enterprise performance, has announced the successful completion of a system modernization project for Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL), the agency charged with administering over $1.5 billion of the state’s annual fuel tax revenue.
The project, a collaborative endeavor between prime-contractor VIP, government software and services provider Fast Enterprises (FAST), and Washington DOL, provides the state agency with a fully integrated and modern web-based system based on FAST’s GenTax® integrated tax software.
MVD meets challenge of better service
In the last five years, the Motor Vehicle Division has come a long way in improving customer service and our wait times.
In fact, some wait times are down by as much as 85 percent — with many customers around the state having to wait just under 10 minutes to receive help.
It wasn’t always like this. As many New Mexicans can attest to, taking a trip to the MVD used to be one of the most unpleasant — yet necessary — chores. Six years ago, that could mean waiting more than an hour to get help — not counting how long it would take to complete a transaction.
But things have changed.