August 7, 2023


ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) recently concluded an internal audit, which uncovered $105,170,128.20 in unremitted funds that began accumulating in fiscal year 2014 under the leadership of former Labor Commissioner Mark Butler. As required by law, Labor Commissioner Bruce Thompson authorized the full transfer of these funds to the Georgia Department of Treasury on August 3, 2023.


This discovery comes as Commissioner Thompson continues investigating GDOL’s fraud and unemployment insurance system vulnerabilities. Commissioner Bruce Thompson will address inquiries and provide further information regarding the investigation into these uncovered funds at a press conference scheduled for Thursday, August 10, at 9:00 a.m. on the front steps of the Georgia State Capitol Building in Atlanta.


This press conference further underscores Commissioner Thompson’s commitment to improving transparency and accountability within the department.

Press Release