May 18, 2022
May 13, 2022
Sixty-one state lawmakers sent a letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday calling for bigger and faster changes to the state’s backward and outdated unemployment system than he promised in his “strike team” announcement Last week.
“It is evident to us that, while so many of the EDD staff are working hard under unprecedented circumstances, EDD is an organization run by a small, inner circle of long-time bureaucrats rooted in the status quo and unable to carry out reforms, ”the letter said. “Given the few improvements in ESD during the pandemic and its overall resistance to change, others must be brought in to assess the crisis and be empowered to make changes.”