E-Verify Best PracticesResource Government
December 11, 2012 — 1,011 views
What is e-Verify?
E-Verify is a system that was created to verify the eligibility of employment for employers. Employers can simplify the pre-employment screening process using this system by comparing the information on a candidate’s Form I-9 against information contained by the Social Security Administration and U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
What are some of the features?
E-Verify has several features designed to make the program efficient and user-friendly.
Easy Accessibility – E-Verify can be accessed at any time using an internet connection and a web browser. Those that choose to use this system will not have to install particular software on any computers.
Detects Fraud- E-verify detects fraud by using a photo matching program. Employers can view photos to confirm the potential employee’s physical identity.
Varying Levels of Accessibility- Employers can choose what information can be seen and what parts of the system can be used by delegating user roles to employees.
Comprehensive Customer Service - Customer service agents are willing to help with technical issues and provide guidance with learning the program. There are also helpful tips and instructions available on the internet. Online tutorials and instruction manuals are accessible anytime. For those who prefer a more hands-on approach, attending E-Verify webinars will be beneficial to the learning process.
What are the benefits of using this program?
Error Proof- This system implements a program that will notify employers of dissimilarities shown in government records.
Fast Results- It saves time by notifying employers within seconds if the information provided matches government files.
Code Compliance -The system helps employers abide by employment eligibility laws when it is used correctly to confirm or disconfirm information.
How does it work?
E-Verify works by comparing information from an employer’s I-9 to databases of information contained by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration. The program searches through 80 million U. S. Department of Homeland Security files along with 455 million records provided by the Social Security Administration. This process is impressively complete in a matter of seconds.
Once the search is complete, employers will receive an alert that identifies any discrepancies in the information provided by the employer. It gives the employee time to correct any mistakes and helps employers actively comply with employee eligibility statute.