If you live in Los Angeles and suddenly lose your job then, instead of worrying about being unemployed, you can simply book an appointment with the California EDD that instantly helps you with finding employment.
However, if this makes you wonder, what’s California EDD? Then, keep reading ahead as this post will explain everything about EDD including the primary functions and branches of the same.
With that said, let’s straightaway dive into the details—
EDD, also known as Employment Development Department, is one of the famous platforms in the United States that claimed to be the largest tax collecting agency in the State of California for performing the following prominent roles:
To be precise, the Employment Development Department, or EDD for short, offers multiple services to millions of employers and employees under programs such as Unemployment Insurance (UI), State Disability Insurance (SDI), workforce investment (Jobs and Training), and Labor Market Information (LMI).
But, mainly because EDD has provided employment to millions of unemployed Californian citizens, it becomes famous in no time as a dedicated platform for unemployed people to get employment opportunities.
[Note: There’s a prerequisite to use this platform and i.e., you must be a US citizen or authorized to work in the US to be eligible for getting employment from EDD platform.]
Albeit, there are many functions that EDD perform but, the following below-mentioned are the primary ones that you should definitely go through once before getting started with EDD—
In addition to these functions, let us further tell you that, the California EDD is divided into 9 different branches, and you should also read a brief description of their assigned responsibilities to have enough understanding of the entire platform—
|Administration Branch||It is the central branch of the EDD that provides support services, human resource services, and keeps a track of the annual budget of the department.|
|Tax Branch||This is one of the largest tax collection branches in the nation as it maintains tax records for an estimated 17 million people by collecting from them the unemployment tax, disability insurance tax, personal income tax, and employment training tax.|
|Information Technology Branch||It oversees one of the largest IT units in the State and besides that; it also provides data and technical support for the entire department.|
|Directorate Office Branch||This branch which consists of the Equal Employment Opportunity Office and Legal Office— provides support with legal issues facing the department and also takes into consideration things like discrimination complaints.|
|Unemployment Insurance Branch||This branch aims to provide unemployment opportunities and benefits to those individuals who have been unemployed due to inevitable circumstances but are willing and able to work if given a chance.|
|Disability Insurance Branch||This branch of EDD supervises state disability insurance programs and other than this, it provides disability compensation to those employees who miss out at work due to factors like illness, injury, or pregnancy.|
|Public Affairs Branch||In support of EDD Programs, this branch provides marketing, outreach and training. Apart from this, it also manages the social media handle of EDD.|
|Accountability, Policy and Compliance Branch||This branch is fundamentally responsible for auditing and checking all the programs offered through EDD. Not just that, it is the primary connection between state and federal government officials to provide information and guidelines on legal matters.|
|Workforce Services Branch||This EDD branch provides placement, employee referrals, employment workshops, and other services for being responsible to connect the deserving job-seekers with employers and they do so approximately one million times each year as of now.|
Having read all this, if you’re tempted enough to get yourself registered on the EDD website that contains a handful of tools for both employees and employers such as the followings that we’ve mentioned underneath then, you can refer to the very next section of it that pretty much clearly explains how you can register on EDD!
|Some of the things that employee can do from the EDD website:
||Some of the resources for employers that the EDD website offers:
In order to create an online EDD account, you need to follow this below-given guide —
Now, based on whether you’re an employer or an employee, you have to execute the further process accordingly!
If you are an employer, you can simply enroll/register yourself in “Employer Services Online” using the following steps to access eWOTC, SIDES E-Response, and e-services for Business.
[Note: After enrollment, you can anytime change your provided information *except your username* in the “My Profile” section.]
On the contrary, if you’re an employee then, regardless of whether you right now have a job or not; you can enroll for “Benefit Programs Online” to access the Employment Development Department’s online benefit services like Unemployment or Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, Paid Family Leave, Disability and Benefit Overpayments, etc.
However, wait, you are not done yet!
In addition to these details, you’ll also need to provide your —
Once you have entered all your information, you should get a notification that says “EDD Account Registration Complete” and it’ll also list your particular EDD Customer Account Number to get started.
So, if you get this notification then, it means you’ve successfully created your Benefits Programs Online account on EDD online platform for getting State Disability Insurance (SDI) and Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefits, etc.
After you’ve registered on the EDD website, your next step would be to get access to your account that you’ve just created.
However, note that, which of the below login process you’ll have to perform is completely based on the “Employer Login” or “Benefits Login” option that you’ve enrolled for!
If you have enrolled in Employer Services Online then, follow these given steps to log into the service of your choice through Employer Services Online:
On the contrary, if you’ve enrolled in Benefits Program Online then, log in to your Benefit Programs Online account via these steps:
In case you are encountering trouble during your login attempt to access your “Employer Services Online” or “Benefits Programs Online” account on EDD Portal then, let us tell you that most of the sign-in issues occur due to entering of wrong login credentials.
So, considering that you either have forgotten your correct Username or Password, we’ve mentioned below how you can recover both of them to get rid of the encountered sign-in issue:
On the contrary, if you have forgotten your Benefit Programs Online username; you need to visit this www.edd.ca.gov/BPO link instead and there, click on the ‘Log In or Register’ option to proceed.
However, if you have forgotten your Benefit Programs Online password then, you need to go to this www.edd.ca.gov/BPO link instead and on reaching there, just click on the ‘Log In or Register’ option.
[Note: The link you receive in an email from EDD will expire in 24 hours. So, if you do not respond in 24 hours, you’ll need to restart the whole recovery process.]
That’s all! Hope you now have a clear understanding of the entire EDD, short for ‘Employment Development Department’ platform including— how you can register on it, log in to get benefits of the services that it has to offer and also how you can get rid of any encountered sign-in difficulty. However, if you are still having difficulty with the EDD website, you can either ‘Ask EDD’ about the same or you can visit the EDD’s Technical Help for assistance.