Mired with delays, fraud, staffing issues and mismanagement, the Employment Development Department is supposed to help Californians make ends meet during tough economic times. But the latest state auditor’s report paints a dismal picture of what’s going on behind the scenes at the EDD. Can it be fixed? The EDD joins us to talk about what’s in the report and what’s being done at the agency to speed up response time and efficiency.
- Politico California reporter Katy Murphy with details on the state auditor’s latest report on the delays, fraud, and infrastructure issues at the EDD
- Employment Development Department Public Affairs Deputy Director Loree Levy explains what the department is proactively doing to fix or improve the long-standing issues and responds to the audit as it navigates the unprecedented need during the pandemic
- Republican Assemblyman Jim Patterson reacts to the state auditor’s recommendations and explains what can be done in the legislature to assist or mandate changes at the EDD so that it can improve functionality and fraud protection
- Employment law expert and Shaw Law Group President Jennifer Shaw navigates the current delays and suspensions on unemployment benefits at the EDD