What is E-Verify?

E-Verify is an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that allows employers to verify the employment eligibility of their employees, regardless of citizenship. Based on the information provided by the employee on his or her Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9 form), E-Verify checks this information electronically against records contained in DHS and Social Security Administration (SSA) databases.

The university must E-Verify our employees as soon as the job offer is made and accepted and within three days of the employee's start date. This impacts all university employees assigned to a federal contract that includes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).

New hires: Within 3 business days after date of hire verification of newly hired employees must be initiated.

Existing employees newly assigned to a contract: Within 90 calendar days from the contract award date, each employee already on staff who is assigned to the contract or 30 days after assignment to the contract, whichever is later.