Honored by American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators
FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 15, 2016) —The Kentucky Department of Vehicle Regulation and the Office of Information Technology (OIT) were recently awarded the Improvement through Efficiencies Award by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators for their work on the Kentucky’s Print On Demand Decals (PODD) project.
PODD enables county clerks to print vehicle registration decals at the time of renewal, which eliminates the costs associated with producing, handling and storing pre-printed inventory. In addition, PODD implements real-time scanning of title and registration paperwork eliminating shipping costs and enabling real-time retrieval of all scanned documents.
“When you consider that the Department of Vehicle Regulation licenses 3.8 million vehicles per year, this is quite an accomplishment,” said John-Mark Hack, commissioner of the Department of Vehicle Regulation. “The association recognized our efforts on the merits of vast paper reduction and technological innovation. Our department has shifted towards the conversion of paper storage to digital storage, thus representing a huge cost-savings benefit to the cabinet and taxpayers.”
The Department of Vehicle Regulation shares this recognition with the Office of Information Technology and Commonwealth Office of Technology as a result of the highly productive collaboration with OIT staff in the development of the PODD program.
“The unique challenges of the project combined with the multitude of positive benefits for the stakeholders made this an extremely rewarding project for everyone involved,” said Heather Stout, executive director of the KYTC Office of Information Technology. “It has developed a momentum for the development and implementation of many more cost savings and process improvement initiatives.”