E-Verify employer agents use E-Verify to confirm the employment authorization of their clients’ employees.
Recommended Actions for E-Verify Employer Agents
If you are an E-Verify employer agent, follow the steps below:
- Update E-Verify profiles for your:
- Federal contractor clients - Update each of your federal contractor client employer profiles separately to designate it as a "Federal Contractor with FAR E-Verify clause."
- Agent Company - Only update your E-Verify employer agent profile to designate yourself as a federal contractor if you are a federal contractor with the FAR E-Verify clause.
- Review the latest E-Verify Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to ensure you and your federal contractor client comply with the federal contractor-specific terms.
- Ensure that all users take the tutorial. After updating an employer profile to “Federal Contractor with FAR E-Verify clause,” all users must complete a federal contractor-specific tutorial and pass a knowledge check before accessing E-Verify again.
E-Verify Employer Agents Using Web Services
The Web Services Access Method requires a company to develop software that interfaces with USCIS to perform employment eligibility verifications of newly hired employees. The company’s software will:
- Extract data from the existing system or an electronic Form I-9
- Transmit the information to government databases
- Meet the requirements set by the E-Verify Interface Control Agreement (ICA)
- Pass an E-Verify interface test.
The Web Services E-Verify Employer Agent must:
- Ensure a client company notifies you when the client company is awarded a contract with the FAR E-Verify clause
- Update the client’s Organization Designation to “Federal Contractor with FAR E-Verify Clause” in E-Verify within 30 calendar days of the contract award.
- Use the most current version of the E-Verify Interface Control Agreement (ICA)