7100 Employment Development Department
Program Descriptions


The California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board is a quasi-judicial agency whose primary purpose is to conduct impartial hearings and issue prompt decisions to resolve disputed unemployment and disability determinations, and EDD tax liability assessments. The Appeals Board consists of five members, three of which are appointed by the Governor and one each by the Senate Rules Committee and the Speaker of the Assembly.

The Appeals Board reviews appeals from the decisions rendered by field judges in the state's regional offices. In addition, the Appeals Board may designate its decisions as precedent decisions, which constitute the foundations of the various benefit programs that fall within the Appeals Board's jurisdiction.