The company struggling to register licenses can be struggling to discover a chief.
The California Division of Motor Autos has gone by way of two administrators in simply over a month. The newest management shakeup got here on Jan. 30, when performing director Kathleen Webb changed performing director Invoice Davidson, who had changed everlasting director Jean Shiomoto on Dec. 31, 2018.
Webb involves the DMV by means of the California Authorities Operations Company. Earlier than that, she labored because the chief threat and compliance officer for CalPERS.
She takes the helm at a troublesome time for the division. Although the DMV has been profitable in considerably decreasing wait occasions, it was lately hit with 150,000 delayed driver licenses. The division has additionally struggled to implement the state’s new Motor Voter program, which mechanically registers folks to vote at DMV workplaces.
The Division of Finance is predicted subsequent month to launch its discovering from an audit it’s conducting to look at lengthy DMV wait occasions and ageing know-how.
Since taking workplace, Gov. Gavin Newsom has made the DMV a precedence. He launched a strike workforce to repair what he referred to as a “chronically mismanaged” division. In his State of the State Deal with, he pushed for “re-imagining the DMV.”
However he has but to call a everlasting director.
His workplace mentioned Newsom is ready on the strike workforce to supply options for long-term management. He directed his administration in January to provide an “accelerated Evaluation of Early Findings” inside 30 days of the audit’s March launch.