The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is seeking nine employers from the public to volunteer to assist in a study to determine how much time it takes employers to complete an enhanced version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification that USCIS is developing, according to a bulletin from the USCIS available at

The study will be administered at USCIS offices in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, Thursday, September 5, 2013, or Friday, September 6, 2013 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST.  Administration of the study will be no more than 1.5 hours and the USCIS will not provide any compensation to reimburse participants for any expenses, including time or travel.

All interested employers, large and small, are invited to submit a request to volunteer to participate in the study.  Employers interested in participating in the study may submit a request to volunteer by e-mailing the following information by Thursday, August 15, 2013 with “Enhanced Form I-9 Study” in the subject line to [email protected]:

  • Name of Company:
  • Address of Company:
  • Is your company/entity considered “small” under SBA guidelines? (Yes) (No)
  • Point of Contact:
  • Telephone Number of Point of Contact:
  • E-mail Address of Point of Contact:
  • Availability: (September 3) (September 5) (September 6)
  • Ideal Time Availability: (Morning) (Afternoon)

The USCIS has been developing a new version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, that contains enhancements designed to assist employers in complying with the law and reducing errors employers and employees commonly make when completing Form I-9. The USCIS will randomly select four large employers and five small employers from all submissions received by the deadline of Thursday, August 15, 2013.

The USCIS will contact the Point of Contact provided on the volunteer request submission of selected employers by August 23, 2013 to schedule an appointment to participate in the study. The Point of Contact provided by the employer will represent the employer at the study and will be requested to play the role of an employer completing Section 2 and/or Section 3 of the Form I-9.

A Designated E-Verify Employer Agent such as Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) may help businesses comply with Form I-9/E-Verify regulations at  Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’ – is a nationwide background screening firm accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®). For more information, visit or call Toll Free 888.999.4474.


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