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DOT’s driver’s license chief under ‘workplace investigation’

May 1, 2019

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Department of Transportation said Wednesday that its driver’s license division director is under investigation for an undisclosed reason.

The agency told The Associated Press that Glenn Jackson has been on paid administrative leave since February 12 while a “workplace investigation” is being done.

DOT spokeswoman Jamie Olson would not describe the nature of the investigation.

“We’re going through the process,” she said.

State court records do not list any charges against Jackson at present. A telephone number listed for Jackson in Bismarck was disconnected.

Jackson is paid about $96,000 annually, records show.

The investigation had nothing to do with the DOT director Tom Sorel’s resignation last month, Olson said.

Sorel, a former Minnesota transportation director, was appointed by Gov. Doug Burgum in July 2017. Olson and Burgum’s office said Sorel resigned for “family reasons.”

Ron Henke, the department’s deputy director for engineering, is serving interim director.

North Dakota’s transportation department has more than 1,000 employees, and a two-year budget of $1.2 billion.

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