The National Center for Public Productivity at Rutgers University has awarded an Exemplary State and Local Award to the Utah Department of Commerce's Division of Corporations and Commercial Code for its remote computer assess service, DATASHARE.

DATASHARE is an on-line computer remote access service to all of Utah's corporations, business registration and commercial code records on file with the division and provides complete search capability by a business name, a person's name or even by Standard Industrial Code.David Buhler, department executive director, said the program is setting the pace for customer service in state government, being the only comprehensive system of its kind in the country.

The EXSL award is given to 25 programs nationally that have "produced exceptional cost savings, measurable increases in quality and effectiveness of government services."