NDOL’s Boiler, Elevator Inspection Programs Reduce Fees, Allow Online Payments
In an effort to reduce costs, eliminate paperwork, and to reduce the lag time between inspection and certificate issuance, the Nebraska Department of Labor’s (dol.nebraska.gov/Safety) Boiler and Elevator Inspection Programs have developed online payment portals for their customers to use. Both portals charge a modest convenience fee; however, to account for this, both programs have reduced the fees charged for inspections. In both cases, inspection fee reductions outweigh the convenience fee.
“The decision was made to reduce fees so that owners of boilers and elevators would have the ability to use the more efficient online payment system without it negatively impacting their bottom line,” said Chris Cantrell, Director of the Department’s Safety Division. “Paying invoices online allows owners to receive their certificates in a timelier manner after the inspection has been performed, and reduces the amount of paperwork required. In some cases, we have processed payments and issued certificates within hours of the inspection. This usually takes two or more weeks when payments are made by check.”
More information about these two programs and their payment portals can be found online at: dol.nebraska.gov/Safety.