New E-Verify Website and Features Added to E-Verify System16 May 2018
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has added a number new features to the E-Verify system, designed to improve the user experience, reduce errors, and increase the speed and accuracy of the employment eligibility verification process. In addition, the USCIS has launched a new E-Verify website.
E-Verify is the government system that allows an employer enrolled in the free program to confirm the work authorization of its employees. Employers input the information from the employees’ I-9 forms, which are used for employment eligibility verification. This information then is compared with the records available to the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to confirm that the employees have valid work authorization. E-Verify is a voluntary program; however, it is mandatory for certain employers, including those that participate in various federal and state contracts.
New E-Verify Features
The recent updates generally are designed to make the program easier for employers to use, to reduce the frequency of data entry errors, and to improve data security. The update also incorporates the transfer of cases to a modernized database for the E-Verify system. Some of the updated features for E-Verify include:
- real-time feedback to alert users of data entry errors.
- an alert system to notify users of inputted information that could lead to a tentative. nonconfirmation (TNC) notice. A TNC is issued by the DHS or SSA when there are inconsistencies in the data, such as when a name does not match the social security number of the employee.
- updated language to make the system consistent with the language used on the I-9 form.
New E-Verify Website
There is now a new E-Verify website to provide official information about the E-Verify program. The website contains information for both employers and employees about the program.
The new E-Verify website features are designed to streamline and improve the E-Verify process. These changes are also expected to improve the user experience and reduce the chances of the issuance of a TNC.
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