TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is calling for the state to hold those managing Florida's unemployment system accountable.
On Monday, Fried wrote to the state's chief inspector general to "formally request an investigation into potential mismanagement of Florida's unemployment system," according to Fried's office.
- Thousands who filed for unemployment through paper application still wait for their claim to be entered into CONNECT
- State unemployment fund earning millions in interest, as Floridians wait on unemployment checks
Fried's call to action comes as several audit pointed out 600 problems with the CONNECT unemployment system. As of May 4, thousands of Floridians are still left in the dark in receiving their unemployment benefits.
Fried wrote the following in her letter, in part:
"Given these failures, I hereby request that pursuant to Section 14.32(2)(a), Florida Statutes, you initiate an investigation into potential mismanagement of the CONNECT unemployment system.
As head of the state’s consumer protection agency, I make this request on behalf of the thousands of Floridians who have been unduly frustrated by their state government’s inability to timely process requests for unemployment assistance, for whom economic recovery depends on the competent government response they deserve.”