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E-verify Shut Down Temporarily

Posted by Marketing on December 27, 2018

E-Verify-Shutdown

E-verify services are currently unavailable due to the government shutdown. In a press release from E-verify, the following services are allowed and/or suspended ( temporarily). Although the E-verify support is not available from the government ( telephone calls) we here at pre-employ.com are available to take your calls and provide answers. 

The highlights of the situation are: 

  • The “three-day rule” for creating E-Verify cases is suspended for cases affected by the unavailability of E-Verify.
  • The time period during which employees may resolve TNCs will be extended. The number of days E-Verify is not available will not count toward the days the employee has to begin the process of resolving their TNCs.
  • The DHS will provide additional guidance regarding “three-day rule” and time period to resolve TNCs deadlines once operations resume.
  • Employers may not take adverse action against an employee because the E-Verify case is in an interim case status, including while the employee’s case is in an extended interim case status due to the unavailability of E-Verify.
  • Federal contractors with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) E-Verify clause should contact their contracting officer to inquire about extending federal contractor deadlines.

Here is the complete press release information: 

E-Verify Accounts Inaccessible

While E-Verify is unavailable, employers will not be able to access their E-Verify accounts to:

  • Enroll in E-Verify;
  • Create an E-Verify case;
  • View or take action on any case;
  • Add, delete or edit any user account;
  • Reset passwords;
  • Edit company information;
  • Terminate accounts; and
  • Run reports.

Also, employees will be unable to resolve E-Verify Tentative Nonconfirmations (TNCs).

E-Verify Policies Implemented to Minimize Impact

We understand that E-Verify’s unavailability may have a significant impact on employer operations. To minimize the burden on both employers and employees, the following policies have been implemented:

  • The “three-day rule” for creating E-Verify cases is suspended for cases affected by the unavailability of E-Verify.
  • The time period during which employees may resolve TNCs will be extended. The number of days E-Verify is not available will not count toward the days the employee has to begin the process of resolving their TNCs.
  • We will provide additional guidance regarding “three-day rule” and time period to resolve TNCs deadlines once operations resume.
  • Employers may not take adverse action against an employee because the E-Verify case is in an interim case status, including while the employee’s case is in an extended interim case status due to the unavailability of E-Verify.
  • Federal contractors with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) E-Verify clause should contact their contracting officer to inquire about extending federal contractor deadlines.

Available E-Verify Resources

For your convenience, several free E-Verify resources are still available:

Form I-9 Requirements

The lapse in government appropriations does not affect Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification requirements. Employers must still complete Form I-9 no later than the third business day after an employee starts work for pay, and comply with all other Form I-9 requirements outlined in the Handbook for Employers (M-274) and on I-9 Central.

myE-Verify Accounts Inaccessible

myE-Verify is unavailable and employees will not be able to access their myE-Verify accounts to use:

  • Self Check
  • Self Lock
  • Case History
  • Case Tracker

However, employees may visit the Resource Center and Employee Rights Toolkit for information on their rights and roles in the Form I-9 and E-Verify processes.

Webinars are Cancelled

The following webinars are cancelled:

  • Form I-9
  • E-Verify Overview
  • E-Verify in 30
  • E-Verify for Web Services Users
  • Federal Contractor E-Verify
  • E-Verify for Existing Users
  • myE-Verify, and Employee Rights

However, employers and employees may view our Form I-9 On-Demand Webinar.

Telephone and Email Support Unavailable

Form I-9, E-Verify and myE-Verify support representatives are not available to respond to inquiries.

We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to serving you once we resume operations.

Topics: E-Verify, everify

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