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  • AAMVA Hosts Inaugural NMVTIS State Users Workshop

    NMVTIS_StateUsersWorkshopAAMVA held its first ever NMVTIS State Users Workshop in Tampa, Florida last week. There were 157 participants from 48 jurisdictions in attendance. Georgia Steele, EdD, Chief Performance Officer for the State of Georgia Department of Revenue, and President, AAMVA Region 2, was the keynote speaker. She provided insights on how NMVTIS protects against fraud and theft and prevents unsafe vehicles from being titled, and the role each state plays in that effort. The workshop format enabled Vehicle Titling, Law Enforcement and information technology users to focus on their specific facets of NMVTIS. The workshop targeted people who work with NMVTIS every day in their state. Topics included use of NMVTIS best practices, handling help desk issues, NMVTIS modernization, and vehicle fraud prevention with a focus on small group discussion. 

    Welcome Associate Members!

    AAMVA is pleased to welcome the following organization to our Associate Membership Program. Follow the links below to learn more about each organization:

    We Need Your Help to Redesign Our Website!

    AAMVA is redesigning its website. As part of that initiative, we are gathering feedback from users so we can create an easy-to-navigate, mobile-friendly, and highly-searchable website. Whether you are a frequent visitor or have browsed the website only once, we want to hear from you. Please take our short survey. It only takes 10 minutes to complete, and your input will be invaluable to this important project. 

    Card Design Standard (CDS) Subcommittee Seeking Jurisdiction Member

    AAMVA is seeking a new jurisdiction Driver License Representative for the Card Design Standard (CDS) Subcommittee. Preference may be given to applicants from Canadian Jurisdictions. The CDS subcommittee attempts to standardize the means, whether physical or electronic, to confidently identify a person or to confirm identity, primarily in support of road traffic law enforcement. Applicant should have experience working with physical document security and card design. Preference may also be given to applicants with Mobile Driver Licenses (mDL) experience. Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete the application and email it to committees@aamva.org no later than Friday February 21, 2020. If you have questions about the CDS Subcommittee or the Joint mDL Working Group, please contact Mindy Stephens or Geoff Slagle.

    This Week's Webinars

    NMVTIS State Web Interface (SWI)  – Understanding the Administrative Features

    Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 2:00 - 3:00 pm (ET)

    The NMVTIS SWI Web Application is used by the states to perform title verification and data corrections. This webinar focuses on how the states use the administrative features to oversee the states user community. A brief overview of the SWI application is also provided. The SWI application has been built so that each state manages their own user community. This includes configuring the system with organizations to which users are assigned. The state administrator is responsible for user role assignments and user account activation and deactivation. The SWI Application also includes a reporting component that allows state administrators to monitor user activity. 

    Note: This webinar is for AAMVA jurisdiction and federal members only.

     

    NMVTIS Suspense Resolution for Online States (Web Service Version) – Part 2 

    Thursday, February 13, 2020, 1:00 - 2:00 pm (ET)

    NMVTIS has two third party transactions that involve updates between the central site and multiple states. Because the transactions involve multiple states and the central site, it is possible for a transaction to break down before it completes. Further activity against this title record is greatly restricted until the problem is resolved. This webinar provides instruction as to how to identify and resume suspended transactions. The intended audience for this webinar are NMVTIS Help Desk Personnel, Business Process Analyst and IT System Integrators.

    Note: This webinar is for AAMVA jurisdiction members only.

     

    CSTIMS March 2020 Release

    Thursday, February 13, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    This Webinar will provide an overview of the CSTIMS March 2020 Release. Specific items covered:

    • Update Test Schedule – Menu and Calendar options
    • Create Test Results – Menu and Calendar options 
    • Search/View Test Schedules and Test Results
    • Create a basic Organization

    This webinar is for AAMVA jurisdiction and federal members only.

     

    NMVTIS State Web Interface (SWI) – How to Correct Title and Brand Data on the Central Site

    Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 2:00 - 3:00 pm (ET)

    In the past, states contacted the AAMVA Help Desk directly if they needed to make a data correction. As part of the NMVTIS reengineering effort, a Help Desk feature was created to allow states to correct their title and brand data on the central site. When states perform their own data corrections the timeliness and accuracy of the data corrections improves substantially. This webinar is focused on explaining the capability of the Help Desk feature as included in the SWI. Data correction scenarios are explained and matched to the correct update operation within the SWI. A brief overview of the SWI application will also be provided

    Note:  This webinar is for AAMVA jurisdiction and federal members only.

     


    The following articles from  AAMVA's Regional News for February 7, 2020 received the highest click-through rates:


    Truckers Fighting Human Trafficking Are Trained to Be Alert to Late-Night Knocks

    Brian Sprowel has seen a lot in his nearly 40 years as a professional truck driver. He's been to every state except Hawaii and has logged nearly 4 million miles across America's highways. But from his seat behind the wheel, he sometimes sees a much darker side of the country. A few months ago, Sprowel said, he got a late-night knock on his door while he was resting at a truck stop in Quartzsite, Arizona. A sickly looking young woman came up to his truck window and asked whether he wanted any company.  He said he pointed to the National Human Trafficking Hotline number on his truck and asked her: "Ma'am, is there something I can help you with? You see this number on the side of my truck? Do you need help?" Read more at nbcnews.com.


    Banned License Plates From Around the United States  

    Rejected vanity license plates often have objectionable language, sexual innuendo and more. Harmless ones sometimes don't make the cut, either. Here's a look at some rejected plates. Read more at nydailynews.com.


    Sites Like DMV.com Are "Patently Misleading" Consumers, Judge Says

    A federal judge has ordered the companies behind a chain of websites that purport to offer basic government services to stop claiming they can renew a driver's license, register a car and perform a host of other tasks. The suspension comes two months after the Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint against On Point Global and about 50 other web-based companies. The agency alleged in December that On Point, Eagle Media, Dragon Global, Macau Media, Skylar Media, Blackbird Media and others created websites that deceive customers into trying to complete transactions like obtaining a fishing license or applying for Section 8 housing. Read more at cbsnews.com.


    Need a New Ontario Licence Plate? It's Going to Look a Little Different

    As of Feb. 1, anyone in need of a new Ontario licence plate will get one of the province's 'new and improved' plates. The new plates are supposed to be more durable, more reflective and have the new slogan, 'A place to grow.' But perhaps one of the most visible changes is the colour, with new plates in vibrant shades of blue instead of the traditional white. The plates are also completely flat and have gotten smaller, to match the North American standard. Read more at london.ctvnews.ca.


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