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For E-Verify Employer Agents of Federal Contractors

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:  

  1. 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.
  2. Review the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

    Review the latest E-Verify MOU to ensure you and your federal contractor client comply with the federal contractor-specific terms. 

  3. 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)

Related Resources

Supplemental Guide for Federal Contractors

This E-Verify Supplemental Guide instructs federal contractors on the process for verifying employees through the E-Verify system. The E-Verify language in the regulation took effect on September 8, 2009.

Related Upcoming Webinars

Federal Contractor E-Verify

Learn about timelines for enrollment, how to use the program, how to verify new and existing employees, and exemption and exceptions for federal contractors who have been awarded a federal contract with the FAR E-Verify clause. This webinar, useful for federal contractors and subcontractors affected by the E-Verify federal contractor rule, is eligible for 1 professional development credit through SHRM and HRCI.

Estimated duration: 1 hour.

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JUN24

Federal Contractor E-Verify

Learn about timelines for enrollment, how to use the program, how to verify new and existing employees, and exemption and exceptions for federal contractors who have been awarded a federal contract with the FAR E-Verify clause. This webinar, useful for federal contractors and subcontractors affected by the E-Verify federal contractor rule, is eligible for 1 professional development credit through SHRM and HRCI.

Estimated duration: 1 hour.

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JUL02

Federal Contractor E-Verify

Learn about timelines for enrollment, how to use the program, how to verify new and existing employees, and exemption and exceptions for federal contractors who have been awarded a federal contract with the FAR E-Verify clause. This webinar, useful for federal contractors and subcontractors affected by the E-Verify federal contractor rule, is eligible for 1 professional development credit through SHRM and HRCI.

Estimated duration: 1 hour.

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JUL23

Federal Contractor E-Verify

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