Compliance Corner: E-Verify AND E-Verify Services Are Unavailable – How Do You Remain Compliant?

E-Verify and E-Verify services are currently unavailable due to a lapse in government appropriations.

E-Verify Accounts Inaccessible

While E-Verify is unavailable, employers will not be able to access their E-Verify accounts to:

– Enroll in E-Verify;
– Create an E-Verify case;
– View or take action on any case;
– Add, delete or edit any user account;
– Reset passwords;
– Edit company information;
– Terminate accounts; and
– Run reports.

Also, employees will be unable to resolve E-Verify Tentative Nonconfirmations (TNCs).

E-Verify Policies Implemented to Minimize Impact

We understand that E-Verify’s unavailability may have a significant impact on employer operations. To minimize the burden on both employers and employees, the following policies have been implemented:

– The “three-day rule” for creating E-Verify cases is suspended for cases affected by the unavailability of E-Verify.
– The time period during which employees may resolve TNCs will be extended. The number of days E-Verify is not available will not count toward the days the employee has to begin the process of resolving their TNCs.
– We will provide additional guidance regarding “three-day rule” and time period to resolve TNCs deadlines once operations resume.
– Employers may not take adverse action against an employee because the E-Verify case is in an interim case status, including while the employee’s case is in an extended interim case status due to the unavailability of E-Verify.
– Federal contractors with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) E-Verify clause should contact their contracting officer to inquire about extending federal contractor deadlines.

Available E-Verify Resources

For your convenience, several free E-Verify resources are still available:

– For information on interim cases statuses and E-Verify resources see E-Verify publications and Questions and Answers.
– We recommend all employers and employees refer to the E-Verify User Manuals or Guides and the E-Verify website for questions and answers.
– We encourage E-Verify Employer Agents to see the Supplement Guide for E-Verify Employer Agents.

Form I-9 Requirements

The lapse in government appropriations does not affect Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification requirements. Employers must still complete Form I-9 no later than the third business day after an employee starts work for pay, and comply with all other Form I-9 requirements outlined in the Handbook for Employers (M-274) and on I-9 Central.

myE-Verify Accounts Inaccessible

myE-Verify is unavailable and employees will not be able to access their myE-Verify accounts to use:

– Self Check
– Self Lock
– Case History
– Case Tracker

However, employees may visit the Resource Center and Employee Rights Toolkit for information on their rights and roles in the Form I-9 and E-Verify processes.

Webinars are Cancelled

The following webinars are cancelled:

– Form I-9
– E-Verify Overview
– E-Verify in 30
– E-Verify for Web Services Users
– Federal Contractor E-Verify
– E-Verify for Existing Users
– myE-Verify, and Employee Rights

However, employers and employees may view our Form I-9 On-Demand Webinar.

Telephone and Email Support Unavailable

Form I-9, E-Verify and myE-Verify support representatives are not available to respond to inquiries.

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