The Workforce Wise™ Podcast: E-Verify and I-9 News, Straight from the Top, Part 1
By Jason Fry
Listen to the The Workforce Wise™ Podcast where guest, Tammy Meckley, from DHS, discusses the benefits of E-Verify for your organization and your employees.
E-Verify Electronically Confirms Employment Eligibility
Making sure your workforce is verified and eligible for employment is a critical but sometimes tedious task. According to E-Verify.gov, the system is “currently the best means available to electronically confirm employment eligibility.
E-Verify is a web-based system that allows enrolled employers to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States. E-Verify employers verify the identity and employment eligibility of newly hired employees by electronically matching information provided by employees on the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, against records available to the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
The program is voluntary. However, employers with federal contracts or subcontracts that contain the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) E-Verify clause are required to enroll in the program as a condition of federal contracting. Employers may also be required to participate in the program if their states have legislation mandating the use of the program, such as a condition of business licensing. Finally, in some instances employers may be required to participate in E-Verify as a result of a legal ruling.”
How Does E-Verify Work?
The E-Verify system can help you quickly and accurately confirm your workforce. But how?
How fast? It only takes a few seconds for the system to verify the identity and employment eligibility of newly hired employees by electronically matching information from Form I-9, Social Security Administration (SSA), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) records.
How often? More than 96% of cases return an automated work authorization status.
How many? Nearly a million users are accessing E-Verify to confirm their workforce.
How do we know? We recently had the opportunity to connect with Tammy Meckley from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security during an episode of The Workforce Wise™ Podcast. Tammy discussed the benefits of the program for your organization and your employees. You can hear straight from the top about the benefits of E-Verify and where the program is headed in the future.
Listen to The Workforce Wise Podcast
Listen to the Workforce Wise Podcast episode, E-Verify and I-9 News: Straight from the Top, Part 1 today to learn more about the E-Verify program right from the source. And stay tuned for Part 2 for EVEN MORE INSIGHTS from Tammy Meckley about the E-Verify program.