North Dakota DOT’s Use of Suspended Director’s Signature to Authenticate Records Goes Before State Supreme Court


MINOT, N.D. — In February of 2019, Glenn Jackson, then the director of the North Dakota Department of Transportation’s Driver’s License Division, was placed on paid administrative leave, pending an investigation into his behavior with subordinates.

The investigation revealed some behavior that, at least in the eyes of this observer, was completely inappropriate. Jackson ultimately chose to retire on May 3, 2019, never having been reinstated to his position.

But during that time, when he was suspended and ordered not to have contact with any DOT employees, the department continued to use Jackson’s signature to authenticate records used in things like administrative hearings concerning license suspensions.

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