By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Staff Writer
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States has announced that â€œbig changesâ€ are coming to E-Verify on June 13 that will enhance the electronic employment eligibility verification systems usability, security, accuracy, and efficiency.
According to â€˜E-Verify Redesign web page at www.uscis.gov/e-verify_redesign, the newly redesigned E-Verify will feature a clean and modern design, easy and intuitive navigation, and clear and simple language. Some new features of E-Verify â€“ a free, Internet-based system that verifies information on an I-9 form against government databases to see if the employee is legally eligible to work in the U.S. will include:
- Home Page: E-Verify’s new look home page welcomes users by name and displays user IDs and last login dates and times to enhance security. The new E-Verify home page also features an E-Verify User Manual link, a new case alerts feature to alert users when they are required to take action or when there is an update in the status of a case and an improved E-Verify news section.
- Easy as 1-2-3: Most verifications of an employee’s employment eligibility with the redesigned E-Verify require only three steps. The process of entering the employee’s Form I-9 information has been streamlined to make it easier and reduce typos and other mistakes that often cause tentative nonconfirmations.
- Case Results: The redesigned E-Verify features can’t-miss results displayed prominently on screen. Only the last four digits of Social Security numbers are displayed on screen for added privacy and security.
- Close Case: The redesigned E-Verify features easy-to-follow steps to closing a case as the last step in the verification process â€“ with clear instructions to guide users.
With over 200,000 employers currently using E-Verify and many believing that E-Verify should be mandatory, E-Verify Designated Agents are helping in the employment eligibility verification process. Employment Screening Resources (ESR) , a national background screening provider and authorized E-Verify Designated Agent â€“ can help employers virtually eliminate errors, improve the accuracy of their reporting, protect jobs for authorized workers, and help maintain a legal workforce.
For more information about the E-Verify electronic employment eligibility verification system, visit http://www.esrcheck.com/formi9.php.