In April 2010, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (“USCIS”) issued a revised Frequently Asked Questions on Federal Contractors and E-Verify. The FAQ addresses what Federal contracts are impacted by the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), what employees are impacted by FAR, information regarding the initiation of E-Verify inquiries, how the rule impacts subcontractors and more.
E-Verify is a free, Internet-based system operated by USCIS in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA). It allows employers to verify the employment authorization of newly hired employees. Based on the information provided by the employee on his or her Form I-9, E-Verify checks this information electronically against records contained in USCIS and SSA databases.