Modernized E-Verify System Increases Speed and Accuracy of Employment Eligibility Verification Process

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

On April 23, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States – announced that the E-Verify program had modernized its system to improve user experience, reduce errors, and increase the speed and accuracy of the employment eligibility verification process. Improvements to E-Verify in April 2018 include:

  • Enhanced usability features to help users enter correct information and make E-Verify more user friendly;
  • Streamlined case creation and management to increase results speed and accuracy;
  • Improved overall data integrity and system compliance; and
  • Transferred case data to a new modernized database.

These and other enhancements found on the E-Verify Enhancements April 2018 webpage were made from feedback and extensive testing from E-Verify users. Employers can log in or enroll to experience the modernized E-Verify employment eligibility verification system and see the Employer Resources page. A full list of improvements to E-Verify is at www.e-verify.gov/about-e-verify/e-verify-data/e-verify-enhancements/april-2018.

Employers having trouble completing a case in the modernized E-Verify system should contact the USCIS at enrmod-projectteam@uscis.dhs.gov. Please include in the subject: “Employer Name – E-Verify Modernization Issues.” Employers will have 10 extra business days to submit this case. The USCIS is committed to fixing any issues immediately and will provide periodic updates as needed.

Web services employers having trouble completing a case in the modernized E-Verify system should contact the USCIS at everifywstesting@uscis.dhs.gov. Please include in the subject: “Employer Name – E-Verify Modernization Issues.” Web services employers will have 10 extra business days to submit this case. The USCIS is committed to fixing any issues immediately and will provide periodic updates as needed.

As reported earlier by ESR News, the USCIS announced that the E-Verify electronic employment eligibility verification system and myE-Verify would be temporarily unavailable from April 20, 2018, at 9:00 p.m. to April 22, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time due to the implementation of system enhancements. While E-Verify was unavailable, employers were not able to access their accounts.

Earlier in April 2018, ESR News reported the USCIS launched the new E-Verify.gov website to be an authoritative source for information on the E-Verify system for employers, employees, and the general public. The user-friendly website provides information about E-Verify and Form I-9, including employee rights and employer responsibilities in the employment eligibility verification process.

E-Verify is a web-based system that allows enrolled employers to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States by electronically matching information provided on the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification against records available to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration (SSA). For more information about E-Verify, please visit www.e-verify.gov.

ESR is a Designated E-Verify Employer Agent

Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – a leading global background check firm – is also a designated E-Verify employer agent that provides a robust E-Verify and Form I-9 solution to help employers verify work status and electronically capture and retain required information. To learn more about E-Verify and Form I-9 services from ESR, please visit www.esrcheck.com/Background-Checks/Form-I-9-E-Verify/.

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