Ajit Girn Appointed CIO of EDD

Published On: February 28, 2024

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The California Employment Development Department (EDD) has appointed 14-year department veteran Ajit Girn as its new CIO, according to a LinkedIn post by Director Nancy Farias.

“I want to express my deepest gratitude to the EDD Executive Leadership Team, vendor partners, and my mentors who have supported me along this journey,” Girn said in the post.

Before taking over as CIO, Girn served as the Division Chief of Application Services, where he led IT modernization efforts across various divisions. 

As the Division Chief of Product Development, Girn worked on numerous projects in tax collection, employer reporting, and unemployment insurance, according to his LinkedIn profile. 

Girn started with EDD in 2010 as a Senior System Software Analyst, where he helped implement a unified virtual call center platform for the Unemployment Insurance program.

The department’s current major initiative is the EDDNext project which represents a transformative effort to modernize and improve its services. 

Girn replaces Rita Gass who left the department last September to become the CIO for the City of Rancho Cordova.

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