SUPPLEMENTAL GUIDE FOR FEDERAL CONTRACTORS

6.2 PRIME CONTRACTOR AND SUBCONTRACTOR OBLIGATIONS

The prime contractor should provide general oversight to subcontractors to ensure that they meet the E-Verify requirement. The prime contractor may be subject to fines and penalties if it knowingly continues to work with a subcontractor who is in violation of the E-Verify requirement.

How subcontractors provide proof of enrollment in e-verify As proof of enrollment, the subcontractor should provide the prime contractor a copy of its ‘Edit Company Profile’ page in E-Verify, which can be printed directly from E‑Verify. This page contains proof of their enrollment in E-Verify.

Prime contractors are not responsible for verifying their subcontractors’ individual employees. However, the prime contractor must ensure that all covered subcontracts at every tier incorporate Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) E-Verify clause 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification, and that all subcontractors whose contracts include the FAR E-Verify clause.

The subcontractor may designate the prime contractor as its agent for ensuring E-Verify compliance. The prime contractor must be enrolled in E-Verify as an E-Verify employer agent, formerly known as a designated agent, to verify its subcontractors’ employees.

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