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The E-Verify federal contractor rule requires federal contractors to enroll in E-Verify only if they are awarded federal contracts or have existing indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contracts that are bilaterally modified to contain the FAR E-Verify clause, on or after September 8, 2009.

If you have already enrolled in E-Verify and you are awarded a federal contract containing the FAR E-Verify clause on or after September 8, 2009, you must update your Company Information page to designate yourself as a Federal contractor with FAR E-Verify clause and take a federal contractor tutorial. For more information on enrolling in E-Verify, or, for existing users updating your enrollment status, see the E-Verify Supplemental Guide for Federal Contractors.

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On June 6, 2008, President George W. Bush amended Executive Order 12989 directing all Federal departments and agencies to require federal contractors with a federal contract that contains the FAR E-Verify clause to use E-Verify to verify the employment eligibility of employees performing work under a qualifying federal contract. On November 14, 2008, the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council published a Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) final rule (FAR case 2007-013, Employment Eligibility Verification) that implements the amended Executive Order 12989.

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The E-Verify Federal contractor rule requires that the FAR E-Verify clause be added to applicable federal contracts issued on or after September 8, 2009. The clause is a term in the contract in which federal contractors commit to use E-Verify to verify that all of their new hires and all employees (existing and new) assigned to a federal contract are authorized to work in the United States.

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