By Jason Fry
If you are a federal contractor, you should be aware that E-Verify has recently announced an update to its service that affects the numbering system you have used in the past.
Effective April 4, 2022, the federal government will no longer use the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number to uniquely identify federal contractors. As a result, federal contractors will be required to obtain a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number from SAM.gov and update that number in E-Verify.
Around April 4, E-Verify included a new UEI field for federal contractors. Employers that have indicated they are a federal contractor in E-Verify will need to provide this UEI number through their company profile. Program Administrators can log into their E-Verify account and click on ‘View Company Profile’ to update this information.
The UEI field will be available during the E-Verify initial enrollment process later this fiscal year. While it is not a required field, E-Verify will still collect the DUNs number for all employer types.
Visit the GSA website for more information on the UEI number; and SAM.gov for more information on this transition.
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