E-Verify Celebrates 2012!
We made many gains for the public last year. Let’s recap!
New Resources for Users:
- Self-Assessment Guides for E-Verify users and web services users to help participating employers comply with E-Verify user requirements and improve overall use of the program. Self-assessment demonstrates an employer’s commitment to compliance.
- A Quick Audit Report that allows employers to quickly review their E-Verify activity.
- The E-Verify Employers Search Tool, which lets users easily learn which employers are enrolled in E-Verify.
- Updated questions and answers on redesigned pages.
- E-Verify Listens, which created a new buzz in 2012 by providing a forum for submitting innovative ideas to help improve the program.
- More foreign-language resources. During the past year, we posted:
- Tentative Nonconfirmation Notices and Referral Letters in 9 more languages, doubling the number of foreign languages in which these notices are available.
- An E-Verify overview in Spanish.
- Spanish versions of I-9 Central and the Handbook for Employers to help more users with Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, which is the first step to an E-Verify inquiry.
- Self Check became available nationwide in February 2012, giving everyone over the age of 16 access. A great tool for all job seekers, Self Check is a free, easy-to-use service that confirms your employment eligibility.
- Florida became the second state to join Records and Information from DMVs for E-Verify (RIDE). This fraud-prevention initiative makes it possible to verify department of motor vehicles information against the issuing state’s records.
- E-Verify now supports mobile Web browsing as well as four major browsers: Internet Explorer (version 6.0 and above), Firefox (version 3.0 and above), Chrome (version 7.0 and above) and Safari (version 4.0 and above).
- The Employee Rights Toolkit helps stakeholders educate workers on their rights in the employment eligibility verification process and more. Workers can use its multimedia and print resources to easily find information they need.
- USCIS partnered with the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division to create new Employee Rights webinars.
- E-Verify enrollment increased by 35% in 2012 and continues to grow by more than 1,500 employers each week. As of Jan. 12, 2013, more than 424,000 employers are enrolled to use E-Verify at more than 1.2 million worksites.
Signing up for E-Verify is easy. Visit the new enrollment page to get started.
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