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California unemployment agency workers say
internal problems are stalling claims process

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 8/3/2020 4:10:28 PM

As California grapples with a deluge of requests for unemployment benefits amid the COVID-19 pandemic, some state workers processing claims say they are buckling under pressure, hampered by outdated technology, bureaucratic red tape and a shortage of trained, experienced staff. The state Employment Development Department is so overwhelmed that Gov. Gavin Newsom acknowledged last week that nearly 1 million unpaid claims may be eligible for payment but require more information, with estimates that the backlog won't be eliminated until the end of September. Inside the EDD, full-time employees and temporary hires say they are working long hours, including weekends, but

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Nearly 1 million unpaid unemployment claims. Workers are handed an 800-page manual to go with a clunky, old computer system.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: curious1 8/3/2020 4:13:54 PM (No. 498853)
'Internal Problems' - you mean like hiring 'diverse', 'woke', politically correct morons based on their sex or race or ethnicity, and not because they were the very best for the position? And being run by politically connected corrupt scum? Those kind of 'internal problems'?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: bad-hair 8/3/2020 4:21:34 PM (No. 498864)
Hey LA Times, did you ever consider that about a third of your so called work force are uneducated non English speaking, welfare addicted, illegal aliens ? Pay up.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: jimincalif 8/3/2020 4:24:48 PM (No. 498870)
California no longer works. DMV, EDD, schools, homeless, etc. While our state government is trying to save the world with progressive virtue-signaling, the day-today tasks of actually running things are ignored.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: MickTurn 8/3/2020 4:27:03 PM (No. 498872)
Inside job...One dollar for you, one for me... one dollar for you two for me...one for you, three for me... Isn't that how ALL Lib run organizations work?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: GoodDeal 8/3/2020 4:28:41 PM (No. 498875)
My daughter was interviewed by the SF Chronicle on this very subject just a couple of days ago. Right now she is 6 weeks in arrears on getting her UI Benefit and is suffering severe financial problems. Things like paying rent, phone bills, buying food, and other things that cost money. She calls 100 times and more a day and gets no answer. Someone did answer the other day and they told her that they can't help her and to call another number between 8 am and noon. Of course, no one ever answers then either. In my humble opinion, these workers have been instructed to slow it down in order to inflict maximum financial damage to recipients in order to have Trump blamed for all of the ongoing misery and to advance the political agenda set forth by Pignasty and Gruesome Newsome.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: JHHolliday 8/3/2020 4:44:08 PM (No. 498884)
Quickly becoming a Third world country ...
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Reply 7 - Posted by: FunOne 8/3/2020 5:01:41 PM (No. 498896)
Two months after you apply in New Jersey, the finally email you asking for additional documentation. They don't answer emails, and if you call them, even at 8:30 am when they open up, you always get a recording that claims that due to call volume, they will not take your call today--call back the next business day. It must be a democrat run state standard operating guide.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: HoneymoonGal 8/3/2020 5:09:34 PM (No. 498903)
Oregon is even worse. I filed back in May and have not heard anything yet. I do live in Southern Oregon and we do not vote for dems, so there is that... I work as a contractor for a business that has been closed since this mess started.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: droopydog 8/3/2020 5:24:27 PM (No. 498909)
I'll bet they need more money to fix the system they screwed up. Better yet, they'll blame the administration of Pete Wilson, George Deukmejian or, the ever popular Ronald Reagan.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Strike3 8/3/2020 5:26:35 PM (No. 498911)
Name, previous employer and Social Security number. Now what part of the population would not have that information readily available?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Starboard_side 8/3/2020 6:12:53 PM (No. 498954)
I was unemployed for a short time 9 years ago, and I still receive an EDD e-mail about my "account balance".
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Jethro bo 8/3/2020 8:07:54 PM (No. 499070)
Welcome to goobernment dependences.. Sorry people are suffering but the economic collapse is goobernment induced and the goobernment solution is even worse. Maybe a few woke will wake up and realize goobernment is the problem. Its an evil problem. and the only way to break out is for citizens to peacefully revolt and do the tihings needed to eliminate this goobernment power.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: tyshab 8/3/2020 9:13:47 PM (No. 499102)
Earning interest on the money while you wait.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Trigger2 8/4/2020 4:30:51 AM (No. 499211)
Who's running that unemployment office? Illegals? HS drop outs? Minimal IQ hires?
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Reply 15 - Posted by: DVC 8/4/2020 3:20:08 PM (No. 499845)
Yeah, the problem is that not enough people are being crushed economically, so they have to increase the pressure.
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