Issue 3, May 2011
Welcome to E-Verify Connection, an e-newsletter from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for all employers. Each issue will bring you updates about E-Verify’s advances and activities, and other useful information related to employment eligibility verification. A pdf version of E-Verify Connection is available online.
What’s Hot in E-Verify
E-Verify Self Check -- Great for Job Seekers
E-Verify Self Check, launched on March 21, is a free online service that allows individuals to easily check their own employment eligibility status. It is currently available to residents of Arizona, Colorado, District of Columbia, Idaho, Mississippi, and Virginia. More states will be added this year. If you live in one of these areas, try it yourself. To see a demo, go to http://www.uscis.gov/everifyselfcheck.
USCIS has added a new E-Verify Self Check webinar offering step-by-step instructions and information about employee rights. Visit our website to join a free webinar.
USCIS Launches I-9 Central
I-9 Central is dedicated to making guidance for Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, more accessible and user-friendly. Form I-9 is the most-accessed form on USCIS.gov. Now I-9 Central provides one online location to keep employers and workers up to date with the information needed to properly complete Form I-9. Bookmark http://www.USCIS.gov/I-9Central.
Ahora en español- Las páginas de contenido Web de E-Verify!
Now In Spanish - E-Verify Web Pages! USCIS has posted the Spanish version of its E-Verify web pages. Please visit http://www.dhs.gov/e-verify-espanol to view important information for both employees and employers now available in Spanish. USCIS plans to expand the E-Verify Spanish web pages with additional sections on an ongoing basis. Visite http://www.dhs.gov/e-verify-espanol.
Request E-Verify Name and Logo Use, and the I E-Verify Seal
E-Verify now has an easier way to request the free use of the E-Verify® trademark, and the free issuance of the I E-VerifyTM Seal.
- Download the name and logo use Licensing Agreement to get started Display the E-Verify® logo on your website.
Questions and Answers
E-Verify has revised the Questions and Answers section of http://www.dhs.gov/E-Verify with new and updated information that is now organized for easy reference.
Form I-9 Rule Finalized
USCIS has published its final rule that adopts, without change, the April 2009 interim rule to improve the integrity of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Learn more on the USCIS website.
Updated List of Federal Contractors Available
An updated list of federal contractors enrolled in E-Verify was posted in April 2011 and can be viewed online.
Our Experts Are in Your Communities!
E-Verify experts travel across America to educate associations, human resource professionals, business owners, employees and community based organizations about Form I-9, E-Verify, and now E-Verify Self Check. Recently we spoke about employment eligibility verification and employee rights at New York’s Brooklyn Trade Show, Wyoming’s Government Resources and Opportunities for Business Conference and Idea Expo, and Arizona’s Annual Society for Human Resources Management Conference. Look for DHS experts at these upcoming events:
24 -25 CelebrAsian Business Opportunity Conference 2011, Los Angeles, CA
25-26 New England Expo for Business Boston, Boston, MA
25-26 29th Annual American Payroll Association Congress, Salt Lake City, UT
30-6/3 2011 NAFSA 2011 Annual Conference, British Columbia, Canada
1 Central Virginia Diversity Job Fair, Richmond, VA
1-3 Mississippi Manufacturers Association Annual Convention, Biloxi, MS
6 National Career Fair 2011, Raleigh, NC
7-9 ACIP 37th Annual Symposium, Arlington, VA
10 20th Annual Procurement Expo, hosted by NJ SBDC, Lincroft, NJ
11-12 American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee Convention 2011, Washington, DC
16-18 American Convention of Meat Processors & Suppliers 72nd Exhibition, Reno, NV
22 Washington Diversity Job Fair, Upper Marlboro, MD
26-28 SHRM 2011 Annual Conference & Expo, Las Vegas, NV
27-7/2 League of Latin American Citizens National Convention, Cincinnati, OH
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