Last week, Assemblywoman Janet Nguyen was sworn into office in Sacramento and immediately announced a bill package she co-authored aimed at fixing the Employment Development Department (EDD).
“This pandemic has revealed the inefficiency of the EDD. Hard-working Californians who have lost their jobs are not receiving the help they need and instead, the money is going to prison-inmate scammers who are finding loopholes in the EDD’s weak system,” said Assemblywoman Janet Nguyen. “My colleagues and I have put together a bill package that will tackle these issues, hold the EDD accountable and get people the money they need to provide for themselves and their families during this difficult time.”
The EDD package includes bills that will:
- Speed the eligibility determination process
- Protect applicant privacy
- Require cross-checking claims with state and county correctional inmate data
- Give claimants the right to choose their direct deposit choice and more.
This article was released by the Office of Assemblywoman Janet Nguyen.