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The Employment Development Department announced a new direct-deposit option for benefits recipients.
The award-winning veteran of state service outlined for Industry Insider — California his goals, his priorities and his expectations as he takes over as agency information officer for the California Department of Food and Agriculture.
Both positions work with the State Disability Insurance section of the Employment Development Department.
The Employment Development Department is asking for industry feedback on a planned request for proposals for a sweeping overhaul of its claims management system, which uses decades-old technology.
The cybersecurity manager will oversee the Security Policy Compliance Unit and be responsible for managing daily policy, standards and compliance operations.
The positions are with the California Housing Finance Agency and the Employment Development Department.
The pressure cooker that was the pandemic stress-tested almost every aspect of the Employment Development Department. Those painful lessons are being used as the fuel for modernization.
The leadership and specialty positions are among recruitments by the Employment Development Department and the California Department of Transportation.
Applicants should have experience in Microsoft SQL Server database administration, as well as database design and modeling and knowledge of APIs and gateways.
Positions are open within the Financial Information System for California, the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation, the Department of Community Services and Development and the Employment Development Department.
The latest layoffs from companies such as Tesla, Apple and Google, along with other disclosures, have helped to shove the total number of officially disclosed layoffs past the grim milestone of 40,000 for the first time in the Bay Area.
The Employment Development Department is looking for someone to oversee the Financial and Strategy Management Office within its Technology Governance Division.
With the state staring down the barrel of a multibillion-dollar deficit, lawmakers have been busy looking for solutions. Here’s a look at some of the changes for IT.
This time around, the vast majority of the layoffs are not in the tech industry, a sector that has been trimming jobs at an elevated pace for more than two years.
Recruitments by state departments include project director, benefit solutions architect, manager and chief.
State and local government and the private sector came together in Sacramento earlier this week for two days of networking and problem-solving. The event highlighted trends and opportunities.
The positions are in the Employment Development Department and the California Department of Transportation.
The recruitments are being conducted by the California State Lottery, the Employment Development Department and the California Department of Human Resources.
Juniper Networks, Lumentum and Catalent have officially notified the state labor agency of upcoming staffing reductions affecting Bay Area workers.
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed state budget lacks funding for the Telework Compliance Office. The office’s future, and that of the telework data dashboard — a comprehensive picture of remote work at the state — are uncertain.
The most recent layoffs disclosed by the tech titan will affect Cisco workers in San Jose, Milpitas and San Francisco, according to official notices the company sent to the state Employment Development Department.
Despite the brutal impact of the ongoing regional layoffs, the current staffing reductions are nowhere close to the cataclysm that demolished the region’s tech industry during the dot-com meltdown two decades ago.
The California Environmental Protection Agency is seeking an agency information security officer, and the Employment Development Department is recruiting for specialty positions.
In July 2023, Cisco employed 84,900 workers worldwide, according to an annual report the tech company filed with the SEC. It’s not yet known to what extent the worldwide job cuts would affect Cisco workers in the Bay Area.
The Employment Development Department is seeking a storage, backup and recovery architect, and the California State Lottery is recruiting for a senior mobile application developer.
The tool, called a Benefits Recommender, is among the state IT projects highlighted in the California Department of Technology’s annual report, Realizing the Success of Vision 2023. It was created by the Office of Data and Innovation, part of the California Government Operations Agency.
The impact might have been greater if economic development officials had been more successful in their dream of making the Sacramento region a tech jobs hub, one analyst said.
Database management and networking engineering are the areas for which the Employment Development Department is seeking candidates.
Renesas Electronics, Western Digital, Thermo Fisher Scientific and Talis Biomedical disclosed decisions to conduct employment reductions affecting their workers in the Bay Area.
The incumbent will be the key adviser for policy decisions affecting EDD’s automated service delivery and will serve as a member of the executive staff. The deputy director/CIO also will represent EDD’s IT interests in statewide efforts led by the California Department of Technology and will work collaboratively with other departments’ CIOs on statewide IT initiatives.
The openings are for project controller overseeing the unemployment department’s EDDNext initiative and for a digital solutions architect to work in the California Department of Technology’s Office of Digital Services.
The state health insurance exchange is seeking a chief to oversee client services and asset management, and the Employment Development Department is recruiting for a cybersecurity and fraud architect.
The duties include gathering analytics or reporting customer requirements and providing technical guidance for the design, development, test, implementation and maintenance of enterprise-wide business intelligence initiatives.
Duties of the role include managing staff capacity, assigning resources, ensuring staff succession planning, developing staff, directing current projects, completing special studies and completing required personnel activities.
Funding for technology work in the 2023-2024 fiscal year state budget may offer clues to requests from state entities during the FY 2024-25 state budget cycle.
Catherine Lanzaro, CIO of the California Department of Child Support Services, and Jennifer Chan, CIO of the California State Lottery, will discuss their priorities and goals on Nov. 30 in Sacramento.
The Office of Technology and Solutions Integration spent that sum on its five largest contracts for IT services in the third quarter of the year. One of those contracts was with another entity within state government.
The Employment Development Department is seeking “a highly motivated and qualified” manager, and the Office of the Inspector General is seeking an information security officer.
The California Department of Technology and the Department of General Services will hold the event Dec. 14. Several top IT and procurement executives from state government will speak.
The Employment Development Department paid $30 million in the third quarter of 2023 to the California Department of Technology for data center services. Many agencies and departments in California pay CDT for this through interagency agreements.
Candidates are being sought by the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, the California Department of Transportation and the Employment Development Department.
“A quick reversal of this trend appears unlikely with much of the tech sector slowing hiring plans, the service sector experiencing labor force constraints, and manufacturing and construction both facing headwinds from high interest rates,” one analyst said.
The recruitments are being conducted by the Employment Development Department, the Office of the Secretary of State and the Department of Social Services.
Industry members posed more than 90 queries about the Employment Development Department’s interest in an Integrated Claims Management System, which would be part of the EDDNext modernization.
As part of Industry Insider — California’s ongoing efforts to inform readers about state and local government agencies, their IT plans and initiatives, here’s the latest in our periodic series of interviews with the state’s IT leaders.
The Employment Development Department is seeking to fill two manager positions, while the California Department of Public Health is seeking a data and analytics chief engineer.
The department is also seeking a data scientist to gather analytics and provide technical guidance for the design, development, test, implementation and maintenance of enterprise-wide business intelligence initiatives.
Recruitments are being conducted by the Employment Development Department, the California Department of Technology, the California Highway Patrol, the Department of Child Support Services and the California Public Employees’ Retirement System.
The state Employment Development Department has issued a request for information as it explores how to better deliver “efficient workforce insurance programs and services.”
The longtime state government technology executive will begin on Oct. 2 as the city’s first chief technology and innovation officer.
Candidates with expertise in geographic information systems, SQL and IT strategy are sought by the California Environmental Protection Agency, the Employment Development Department and First 5 California.
The Office of Technology and Solutions Integration, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System and the Employment Development Department are seeking expertise for key IT positions.
“We need great team members to join our technical experts at the forefront of the department’s cybersecurity efforts,” the job posting says.
So far this year alone, tech companies have revealed intentions for nearly 16,600 Bay Area layoffs, which is well ahead of the roughly 10,500 job cuts by the tech sector in this region in 2022.
Tech leaders from the Employment Development Department and the California Department of Rehabilitation spoke recently about how vendors can help them meet the needs of the disabled as well as those without Internet access.
Investments in instructional technology are on the rise at California’s university systems, and IT funding is in place for a big move at the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency, among other initiatives in this year’s state budget.
The positions in recruitment include cybersecurity and fraud architect, procurement and contracts manager, and manager of communications and applications.
The State of Technology: California Industry Forum on Thursday will offer attendees a variety of perspectives from technology leaders across state government.
The manager governs and manages the risk management program, privacy program, policy development program and incident response program and reports to the Cybersecurity Division chief.
For the first time since early 2022, the number of tech company layoffs in the Bay Area during the most recent three months is less than the number of such cuts announced in the prior three months, according to the Employment Development Department.
The openings include state chief enterprise architect, senior adviser and specialty architect.
Details are being resolved, but the state’s approved budget has more than $250 million for projects at the Employment Development Department, the California State Teachers’ Retirement System and elsewhere.
The Department of Child Support Services and the Employment Development Department are seeking candidates for a couple of key openings.
Candidates are sought for positions including chief, analyst, information security specialist, IT procurement specialist and manager.
The roles that need to be filled are chief technology officer, strategy and product manager, and procurement and contract manager.
The Employment Development Department is recruiting specialists to work on the enterprise-level project, which aims to modernize and streamline its benefit systems.
The California Department of Transportation is seeking a senior application lead, and the Employment Development Department is seeking a lead data architect.
The entities are seeking candidates with experience in cloud, enterprise architecture, policy and leadership.
The agencies seeking leadership candidates include the Employment Development Department and the Office of Systems Integration.
“CDT appreciates the State Auditor’s comments and its ongoing efforts to provide transparency into the workings of state government operations,” state Chief Information Officer Liana Bailey-Crimmins said in response to Thursday’s report.
Duties include managing application and system monitoring, incident management, environment support, hardware/software upgrades, and analysis and creation of scripts for manual database corrections for hardship claims.
Both “fast-paced and challenging” roles require, among other things, hands-on experience in the respective disciplines.
The manager will oversee the section that is modernizing EDD’s benefit systems, integrating software-as-a-service products into existing applications and systems, and expanding access to online services.
The Legislative Analyst’s Office, a longtime adviser to state lawmakers, takes a look at IT projects in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2023-2024 Fiscal Year budget.
The California Civil Rights Department, the Employment Development Department and the California Department of Technology are looking to hire IT and cybersecurity staffers.
The Employment Development Department is seeking ideas from vendors on “online identity proofing,” including ways to streamline the public’s transactions with the department while enhancing security. The deadline is March 21.
Proposed legislation this session would further refine state laws on privacy and personal information, on emergency response and on body-worn cameras. That is, if it passes.
Vendors attending the virtual event will be given an overview of the Employment Development Department’s EDDNext initiative and have a chance to ask questions and be invited to submit proposals or ideas.
The event, rescheduled for March 7, will begin with opening remarks and an overview of EDDNext. Following that, “challenge statements” will be proposed, giving vendors an idea of the nature and scope of the project and what solutions would be appropriate. Then, vendors will have a chance to ask questions and to offer feedback.
Vendors attending Friday’s virtual event will be given an overview of the Employment Development Department’s EDDNext initiative and have a chance to ask questions and be invited to submit proposals or ideas.
State agencies are seeking an assistant deputy secretary, a deputy director, a chief and several managers.
The recruitments are in the Employment Development Department’s Cybersecurity Operations Office, its Vulnerability Group, and its Security Policy and Compliance Group.
“We just want to know exactly the extent of the fraud there and what measures they’ve taken to prevent this in the future,” Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., told The Sacramento Bee recently.
The state is seeking proposals to convert the Employment Development Department building, the EDD Solar Building and the State Personnel Board building into affordable housing.
The Trump administration “neglected” California’s efforts to combat unemployment fraud, says the director of the California Employment Development Department.
The Franchise Tax Board and the Employment Development Department are accepting applications for these roles.
Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., has requested a series of documents and communications about the jobless benefit program from California’s Employment Development Department, which manages the state system.
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2023-2024 Fiscal Year state budget offers a variety of strategies for combating an anticipated $22.5 billion shortfall.
The recruitments are being done by the California Department of Housing and Community Development, the Financial Information System for California, and the Employment Development Department.
Hundreds of job cuts are hitting the wobbly tech and biotech sectors in a fresh round of layoffs affecting Bay Area workers, according to new official filings that have just been received by the state’s employment agency.
Industry Insider — California debuted a new series this year, Profiles in Government. Here’s more on its coverage of some of the state’s most significant departments.
The positions are in the California Department of Transportation, the Department of Finance and the Employment Development Department.
During the pandemic, the challenge for the department wasn’t just dealing with the surge of claims; it also had to implement new federal aid programs.
The department is recruiting for a manager and a specialist for its Enterprise Architecture Office.
The Employment Development Department and the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration are seeking candidates with management experience.
Past forums have included remarks from CDT’s top leaders, a year in review and a look ahead to the coming year, and a question-and-answer session for those in the industry.
The state Department of Water Resources and the California Employment Development Department are recruiting for these positions.
The recruitments are being conducted by Covered California, the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and the Employment Development Department.
Their achievements were recognized last week at the California Cybersecurity Education Summit.
“You get a chance to implement newer technologies such as chatbot and artificial intelligence to simplify IVR call flows and reduce wait times to improve customer satisfaction.”
The California Employment Development Department is underway on a “comprehensive modernization initiative” that will transform a key area of service.
The California Department of Technology initiated an apprenticeship with the union to train employees on how to use IBM zSystems mainframe technology.
The recruitments are being conducted by the California Department of Social Services, the Employment Development Department and the California Energy Commission.
The department is recruiting for a security specialist and a solutions architect.
The State Treasurer’s Office and the Employment Development Department seek candidates with management skills and technological expertise.
The California Employment Development Department, the Department of Health Care Services and the California Earthquake Authority are among the agencies with active recruitments.
Recruitments are under way by departments dealing with public health, technology and employment.
It is not always a precise indicator of technology spend, but the new state budget for one department will enable it to move forward in key areas.
Among the positions in recruitment are chief information security officer, cybersecurity specialist and senior IT project manager.
Vendors must request an invitation by email to attend. They will be limited to three attendees per organization.
Recruitments include unit and section chiefs, principal enterprise architect and solutions development manager.
The report specifically addresses the Employment Development Department’s challenges with technology. EDD’s chief information officer addressed how the department is addressing these and other issues recently during an Industry Insider California Member Briefing.
Rita Gass, chief information officer for the California Department of Employment Development, gave an overview of current priorities and future opportunities in an Industry Insider California Member Briefing.
Both positions are Career Executive Assignments and require experience in managing people and the technology supporting a variety of departmental business functions.
The state department’s five top purchases of IT goods last month totaled in the low seven figures.
This month, we polled our members about whether you preferred in-person events or virtual presentations. And you’ve spoken.
The outage by Geographic Solutions Inc. affected multiple states and lasted from June 27 through July 12.
Roles include chief data officer, lead product owner, senior data engineer and group manager.
The new chief information officer, who will also serve as the board’s deputy executive director, has worked for several large state agencies, and he began his career in the private sector.
The veteran technology executive’s state service spans four decades.
Candidates are sought for openings in the departments of Human Resources, Employment Development, and Health Care Services, and the Office of Systems Integration.
Entities with key jobs in recruitment include the California Employment Development Department, the Department of Motor Vehicles and the state Franchise Tax Board, as well as the Los Angeles County Internal Services Department.
The highly touted state website that helps people find jobs and businesses fill openings has been out of service all week — and is expected to remain down until after the July 4 holiday.
Open positions include an office chief, project director, senior programmer analyst, IT program manager and information systems analyst.
The California Employment Development Department (EDD) is seeking a principal architect and a security architect, and the Department of Health Care Services is recruiting for an application engineering manager.
The California Employment Development Department made more than 70 purchases of IT goods last month, including software and support, and spent in the low six figures on its five top buys.
Entities seeking candidates for leadership roles include the California Department of Motor Vehicles, the Employment Development Department, and the Office of Digital Innovation.
State departments with these and other active recruitments include the Department of Managed Health Care, the Employment Development Department and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.
Both positions call for leadership skills as well as management experience. One is with the State Compensation Insurance Fund, and the other is with the California Employment Development Department.
State entities with active recruitments include the Department of Conservation, the Employment Development Department and the Department of Community Services and Development.
The California Employment Development Department has submitted a budget change proposal seeking more than $20 million from the General Fund over three fiscal years, in part to deliver “technical services for the new technologies implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Two bills now active in the state Legislature aim to improve state IT work and make it more cost-efficient via a focus on less monolithic initiatives.
That’s what Employment Development Department Director Nancy Farias told an Assembly subcommittee Tuesday, after questions were raised about the use of the technology last week by the Legislative Analyst’s Office.
Entities with active IT recruitments include the California Employment Development Department, the Office of Digital Innovation, the California Department of Technology and the Department of Motor Vehicles.
“My job is to talk Venutian and Martian, to both sides of the equation, because vendors are not always speaking the same language that government clients understand,” Dale Jablonsky told Techwire.
The California Employment Development Department has submitted two budget change proposals seeking funding for IT modernization that would enable compliance with recent legislation.
Government Operations Secretary Yolanda Richardson is the third high-profile member of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s leadership team to announce within the past week plans to step down.
The California Employment Development Department’s purchases of IT services rose significantly in number in 2020 relative to 2019 and 2021, but the value of its five costliest such buys has risen consistently each year.
It’s far from a final approved act, but Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2022-2023 Fiscal Year state budget would spend millions to continue existing technology initiatives and begin new projects.
The overseer of the department that oversees state government has retired. Now the question arises: Whom will Gov. Gavin Newsom name to replace Elaine M. Howle?
The California Employment Development Department spent tens of millions on IT services this year, much of it with another state entity.
The state auditor in 2019 urged the department to remove individuals’ Social Security numbers in mailed correspondence as a way to reduce the risk of identity theft. The target date for completion was this month, but the department now says it needs until April to finish the task.
McGregor Scott, former U. S. attorney for the Eastern District of California, figures most of that $20 billion in fake payments won’t be recovered. “At the end of the day, it’s all going to be pennies on the dollar,” he said, “because most of it is long gone.”
The future of remote state work is taking shape as departments hammer out permanent policies and Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration negotiates with unions. But how much will workers be monitored at home?
Departments seeking to fill key positions include the California Department of Aging, Covered California, the Employment Development Department and the California Department of Technology.
The California Employment Development Department is seeking California Multiple Award Schedules listed vendors to provide IT training services.
Among the IT positions in recruitment by state departments are a chief, a cybersecurity architect, a network architect and a chief information officer.
Elaine Howle, 63, the state auditor for more than 21 years, has been the state’s independent voice, leading examinations of state agencies and winning both sharp anger and lavish praise from the Assembly and Senate members.
Candidates are sought by the California Employment Development Department, the Department of Motor Vehicles, the California Department of Public Health, the state Department of Justice and the California Department of Technology.
The state unemployment department got help from a contractor to assess the risks related to a change in eligibility for benefits as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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