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On Friday, April 28, 2017, Congress approved a one week spending measure that temporarily avoids a government shutdown and gives lawmakers extra time to finish a long-term spending package. Government operations are sustained through Friday, May, 5, 2017, at which point congressional leaders hope to have passed a spending package that covers the rest of the fiscal year (which ends on September 30). If Congress is unable to pass a funding bill, it’s possible that some government services may shut down, including E-Verify.

Please note, as previously advised, employers must continue to complete Form I-9s in the case of a shutdown, and plan on creating cases in the E-Verify system when the service resumes. Employees are still required to complete Section 1 of the Form I-9 on or before the first day of employment, and employers still need to complete Section 2 of the Form I-9 no later than the third business day after an employee begins working for pay.

Historically, employees caught in the Tentative-Non-Confirmations (TNC) process were also provided with an extended time period to resolve the TNC.

Corporate Screening will continue to share updates as they become available.