Employment Development Department

Cottie Petrie-Norris

After California lost more than $810 million taxpayer dollars last year to unemployment insurance (UI) fraud, legislation to implement standard fraud-prevention practices at California’s Employment Development Department (EED) was signed into law. AB 110, authored by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, requires EDD to cross-check unemployment claims against incarceration records in order …continue reading

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Almost one year after Governor Newsom’s EDD “Strike Team” released findings on the failures of the Employment Development Department (EDD), legislative Democrats once again postponed an audit hearing that would have provided oversight to the state’s failed EDD. This critical hearing was originally scheduled for August 17, postponed to August …continue reading

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Despite the rampant fraud and mismanagement that has plagued the California Employment Development Department (EDD) and cost taxpayers at least $11 billion in fraud, three Republican good-government bills to address those failures were shelved by the Assembly Appropriations Committee Chair. Those bills held in Assembly Appropriations were: SB 39 by …continue reading

Cottie Petrie-Norris

After more than $810 million taxpayer dollars were stolen last year, a bill to implement standard fraud-prevention practices at California’s Employment Development Department (EDD) passed out of the Senate Public Safety Committee. Authored by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, AB 110 will require the Employment Development Department (EDD) to cross-check incarceration records …continue reading

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Top Ten Stories for May 30 through June 05 include COVID-19 vaccines, COVID-19 benefits fraud, and a hot pursuit in Seal Beach. Top Ten Stories for May 30 through June 05 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): County of …continue reading

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Top Ten Stories for May 2021 include a fatal pedestrian accident, COVID-19 vaccinations, and clemency from Gov. Newsom. The Top Ten Stories for May 2021 were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the month of May 2020 (excluding weather forecasts and events): …continue reading

Cottie Petrie-Norris

After tens of thousands of fraudulent claims and more than $810 million taxpayer dollars lost, the California State Assembly voted to pass legislation to implement standard fraud-prevention practices at California’s Employment Development Department (EDD). AB 110, authored by Assemblywoman Cottie-Petrie-Norris, will require the Employment Development Department (EDD) to cross-check incarceration …continue reading

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Top Ten Stories for May 16 through May 22 include a Social Security Number directive to EDD, a fatal motorcycle accident, and the State mask mandate. Top Ten Stories for May 16 through May 22 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts …continue reading

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The Orange County Workforce Development Board (OCDB) was awarded a Veterans’ Employment-Related Assistance Program (VEAP) grant by the California Employment Development Department (EDD) for the amount of $500,000 to help veterans find jobs. In partnership with the Orange County (OC) Veterans Service Office, OC One-Stop Center, and a consortium of …continue reading

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The California Employment Development Department (EDD) announced today it has awarded $4.9 million in Veterans’ Employment-Related Assistance Program (VEAP) grants for 11 organizations in 13 counties that will help veterans find jobs. “These grants will help connect our veterans with services, training, skills assessment, and job placement across California,” said …continue reading