NC DMV workers speak to lawmakers about possible move to Rocky Mount

NC DMV workers speak to lawmakers about possible move to Rocky Mount


WE ARE WAITING TO HEAR THEIR CONDITIONS AT THIS POINT. WE DON’T KNOW THEIR NAMES YET EITHER. THE DMV WANTS TO MOVE ITS HEADQUARTERS FROM RALEIGH TO ROCKY MOUNT. BUT THAT’S AN HOUR COMMUTE EACH WAY FOR EMPLOYEES. SUSANNA BLACK IS LIVE OUTSIDE OF THE LEGISLATIVE BUILDING THIS AFTERNOON WHERE THE EMPLOYEES GOT TO TELL THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY EXACTLY HOW THEY FEEL ABOUT THE POTENTIAL MOVE. SUSANNA? Reporter: THAT’S RIGHT, TANIYA. TORRE JESSUP SAID ONLY 1% OF THE EMPLOYEES LIVE IN NASH COUNTY WHERE ROCKY MOUNT IS LOCATED. THAT LEFT COMMITTEE MEMBERS ASKING IF THE DMV FACTOR IN THE COST OF LOSING EMPLOYEES WHO DIDN’T WANT TO COMMUTE AND THE COST TO TRAIN NEW EMPLOYEES, THEIR ANSWER WAS NO. I LOVE MY JOB, BUT I JUST WANT THEM TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE PEOPLE WHO WORK BEHIND THE SCENES WHO SERVE THEM. Reporter: NICOLE HUNTER IS ONE OF OVER 400 EMPLOYEES WHO MAY BE DRIVING A LONGER COMMUTE NEXT YEAR. IT’S NOT THE APPROPRIATE PLACE FOR HEADQUARTERS OF STATE AGENCIES. Reporter: THE DMV REQUESTED TO MOVE TO ROCKY MOUNT. THE AGENCY SAYS AFTER A MONTH’S LONG SEARCH, THE SPACE IN ROCKY MOUNT IS THE CHEAPEST AND BEST FIT. I HOPE NO FINAL DECISION ON ANY MOVE WILL BE MADE UNTIL WE REALLY UNDERSTAND WHAT THE COSTS ARE. Reporter: COSTS LIKE LOSING EMPLOYEES WHO DON’T WANT TO COMMUTE. DMV SAYS NEARLY 60% OF THE WORK FORCE LIVES IN WAKE COUNTY, AND WILL FACE AN HOUR DRIVE EACH WAY LIKE NICOLE HUNTER. WE MAY BE ABLE TO MEASURE WHAT IT MAY COST TO TRAIN A NEW EMPLOYEE, TO REPLACE HER, IT’S GOING TO BE VERY DIFFICULT TO QUANTIFY THE LOSS OF HER EXPERIENCE IF FOLKS LIKE HER CHOOSE NOT TO MAKE THE MOVE TO ROCKY MOUNT. I CAN’T EVEN GET TO THE OTHER SIDE OF RALEIGH SOMETIMES WITHIN AN HOUR OR TAKES AT LEAST 45 MINUTES. Reporter: REPRESENTATIVE WELLINGHAM LIVES IN ROCKY MOUNT AND DOESN’T SEE IT AS A PROBLEM, HE DOES IT EVERY DAY. EMPLOYMENT IS A MATTER OF CHOICE. PEOPLE MAKE CHOICES EVERY DAY, AND I KNOW THAT THERE WILL BE SOME HARDSHIPS. AT THE SAME TIME, I THINK THE BEST MOVE IS TO MOVE TO THAT LOCATION. Reporter: THERE WERE OTHER OPTIONS FOR THE DMV, AND ONE OF THEM WAS TO BUILD A NEW OFFICE ON A 90-ACRE PLOT OF LAND OFF POOL ROAD IN RALEIGH. THE STATE OWNS THE LAND, BUT NO

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  1. This is BS. More "Democrap" Corruption and games. Rocky Mount= Hometown
    of Gov. Roy "Pooper" = Gov. Homies = Pay back = DMV = Driver License =
    Photo ID = Voter Fraud = More "Democrap Wins"

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