*MEDIA ADVISORY *
Employment Development Department
SACRAMENTO – Today, Wednesday, October 7, 2020, as Chair of the Assembly Accountability and Administrative Review Committee, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris will be participating in a Budget Committee oversight hearing. The legislators will ask California’s Employment Development Department (EDD) Strike Team questions about their plan to better serve the public’s unemployment insurance claims during the pandemic, focusing on service levels, capacity, efficiency and technology modernization.
“As the EDD strike team report acknowledged, a transformational change is required in order to fix this department,” said Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach). “EDD was a failing Department before this crisis. This crisis has brought its failings into sharp focus. Today we’ll examine if the new systems put in place can resolve the backlog so Californians don’t have to wait one more minute for their benefits.”
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
State Capitol, Room 4202
To view live, go to: https://www.assembly.ca.gov/todaysevents
Yolanda Richardson, Secretary, Government Operations Agency and Head of EDD Strike Team
Sharon Hilliard, Director, Employment Development Department
Chas Alamo, Principal Fiscal & Policy Analyst, Legislative Analyst’s Office
Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris represents the 74th District including all or parts of Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Laguna Beach, Irvine, and Laguna Woods. She is the Chair of the Accountability and Administrative Review Committee and the Select Committee on Student Debt. Follow the Assemblywoman on Twitter https://twitter.com/AsmCottie or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AssemblywomanCPN.