To minimize the potential for unauthorized changes to employers' wage information, EDD should strengthen its controls surrounding employees' access and authorization to change data for companies reporting employment information used in EDD's unemployment system.
EDD reported that it created a new daily transaction report to alert managers when changes are made to employment records. Most importantly, this report identifies changes made to names, social security numbers, or wage records on the unemployment system by EDD employees when no business need for such changes appears to exist. Finally, this new report provides managers with a tool to monitor transactions performed by accounting technicians. (See 2013-406, p. 285)