The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that the free online service of the E-Verify electronic employment eligibility verification system called “Self Check” that allows workers to check their own employment eligibility status is now available in all 50 United states, as well as Washington, D.C., Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands. For more information about Self Check, please visit:   According to the news release ‘USCIS Announces Expansion of E-Verify Self Check,’ approximately 67,000 people have used Self Check – which is available in both English and Spanish – since its initial launch in March of 2011. Self Check allows users to access their federal employment eligibility records and for guidance on how to correct potential record discrepancies prior to the hiring process. The USCIS anticipates participation will dramatically increase with service now available to individuals across the United States. Self Check was developed through a partnership between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to provide individuals a tool to check their own employment eligibility status and correct their DHS and SSA records. Self Check enables individuals to enter the same information into Self Check that employers enter into E-Verify and is the first online E-Verify service offered directly to workers. The announcement from the USCIS delivers on the agency’s goal of expanding Self Check nationally within one year. For more information about the E-Verify Self Check, visit For information about the USCIS – the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States – visit For more information about Designated E-Verify Employer Agent services, visit Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – ‘The Background Check AuthoritySM’ and nationwide background screening firm accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) – at and or call ESR at 415-898-0044. Source: About Employment Screening Resources (ESR): Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – ‘The Background Check AuthoritySM – provides accurate and actionable information, empowering employers to make informed safe hiring decisions for the benefit for our clients, their employees, and the public. ESR literally wrote the book on background screening with “The Safe Hiring Manual” by Founder and CEO Lester Rosen. ESR is accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), a distinction held by less than two percent of all screening firms. By choosing an accredited screening firm like ESR, employers know they have selected an agency that meets the highest industry standards. For more information about Employment Screening Resources (ESR), visit or call 415.898.0044. About ESR News: The Employment Screening Resources (ESR) News blog – ESR News – provides employment screening information for employers, recruiters, and jobseekers on a variety of topics including credit reports, criminal records, data privacy, discrimination, E-Verify, jobs reports, legal updates, negligent hiring, workplace violence, and use of search engines and social network sites for background checks. For more information about ESR News or to send comments or questions, please email ESR News Editor Thomas Ahearn at [email protected].]]>


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