Senator Brian W. Jones (R-Santee) and other Senate Republicans have requested a hearing of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) to review whether the Employment Development Department (EDD) has actually started implementing reforms recommended by the State Auditor and mandated by the Legislature.
“For the last several years EDD has been unresponsive to Californians, mired in fraud and extremely wasteful of taxpayers’ dollars,” stated Senator Brian W. Jones. “Governor Newsom got elected partly on his claims of vast experience as a seven-year Mayor and eight years as Lt. Governor, yet EDD has gotten even worse under his watch. A hearing by JLAC is needed to determine whether management of EDD has turned the corner or if it is still floundering.”
In the letter from Jones and seven other Senate Republicans, they specifically ask that a JLAC hearing be held to examine if recommendations arising from the last two audits of EDD have been implemented and if EDD is following statutory reforms enacted by the Legislature.