On October 28, 2015, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the latest enhancements to its E-Verify® Internet-based Employment Eligibility Verification system. The enhancements aim to improve the system’s effectiveness, efficiency and customer satisfaction. The enhancements are:
- A Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Auto Extension upgrade which purportedly will make it easier for E-Verify to confirm when employment authorization has been automatically extended for TPS beneficiaries. To learn more about how TPS affects the Form I-9 process, visit I-9 Central.
- A redesign of the Case Details Page which reduces data fields so that users can print case details on one page. This enhancement was implemented in response to a suggestion submitted through the E-Verify Listens website, and aimed at reducing user printing costs.
- Further Action Notices and Tentative Nonconfirmation (TNC) emails have been updated to now include the my E-Verify Case Tracker The myE-Verify® Case Tracker enables employees to check the status of their own E-Verify case during the TNC process.
Additionally, USCIS has announced that on January 1, 2016, E-Verify must dispose of transaction records that are over ten years old (i.e. those dated on or before December 31, 2005). E-Verify employers have until December 31, 2015, to download case data from the new “Historic Records Report” if they want to retain transaction data that is more than ten years old. For more information and guidance on downloading the Historic Records Report, see the E-Verify Records Retention and Disposal Fact Sheet and Instructions to Download Historic Records Reports in E-Verify.
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