Corporate Screening’s partner, Form I-9 Compliance, has informed us that that due to the government shutdown, the E-Verify program is currently unavailable and will not be available again until government services resume. Please note that the Form I-9 is working as usual.
During the time the E-Verify is unavailable, it has implemented the following policies:
• The ‘three-day rule’ for E-Verify cases is suspended for cases affected by the shutdown. Once E-Verify reopens, it will provide additional guidance. Please note this does NOT affect the Form I-9 requirement—employers must still complete the Form I-9 no later than the third business day after an employee starts work for pay.
• The time period during which employees may resolve TNCs will be extended. Days the federal government is closed will not count towards the eight federal government workdays the employee has to go to SSA or contact DHS. When E-Verify reopens, it will provide additional time.
• For federal contractors complying with the federal contractor rule, please contact your contracting officer to inquire about extending deadlines.
• Employers may not take any adverse action against an employee because of an E-Verify interim case status, including while the employee’s case is in an extended interim case status due to a federal government shutdown (consult the E-Verify User Manual for more information on interim case statuses).
You may view the full notice posted by E-Verify by clicking here.
Corporate Screening will provide you with updates on the situation as they become available.