Monday, October 25, 2010

USCIS Issues New Manuals on E-Verify

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency (USCIS) has issued three new manuals on the E-Verify program. E-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility. Federal contractors and subcontractors with contracts containing the Federal Acquisition Regulation E-Verify Clause are required to use E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility status of their employees. The penalties for contractors that don’t comply can range from monetary fines to contractor debarment. The rule for federal contractors became effective on September 8, 2009. A list of contractors who use E-Verify is maintained by the Department of Homeland Security. See the list at:

The E-Verify Users Manual for Contractors may be found by clicking here:

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