New EDD system to improve and more accurately identify & process fraud claims

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Oct. 23, 2014 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

The Employment Development Department (EDD) is in the process of upgrading its 30-year-old computer system for a faster, more high-tech cloud-based system that is hoped to allow it to better ferret out suspected fraudulent claims.

Using a $1.75 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, EDD is teaming up with Pondera Solutions, a company that partners with Google Inc. technologies, for services to help the agency quickly identify suspicious patterns of fraud including analyzing unemployment insurance claimants, employer tax payments, and more. Currently, EDD employees are forced to spend added time working to identify questionable and fraudulent case files, resulting in thousands of legitimate files being delayed or denied.

Beginning January 1st, the new system will hopefully alleviate much of the agency’s burden, while providing EDD with a faster and more accurate way to identify and process fraud claims.

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