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|Recommendations for Case I2012-0651|
Department: Employment Development Department
To ensure that EDD collects unemployment benefit overpayments as efficiently as possible, we recommend EDD adhere to its commitment to begin participating in the Offset Program to collect unemployment benefit overpayments by no later than September 2014.
To ensure that EDD efficiently acts to take advantage of future collection opportunities, we recommend EDD institute a routine process for staff to identify and thoroughly evaluate ideas for improving EDD's ability to collect overpayments. This process should require staff to bring promising ideas to the attention of EDD's senior management so it can give prompt, informed consideration to these ideas and document in detail the substance of that consideration.