E-Verify is an Internet-based system operated by the DHS in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employers to quickly electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. E-Verify works by allowing participating employers to compare employee information taken from the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification against more than 425 million records in the SSA database and more than 60 million records in DHS immigration databases. Results are returned within seconds. This check and balance of information ensures that TRN employees have legal authorization to work in the U.S.
For non-federal employers, the E-Verify system is a voluntary program at this time. However, effective September 8, 2009 any federal contractors and subcontractors wishing to continue supporting federal contracts were required to begin using the system.
E-Verify provides the following benefits to our clients:
- All queries run through E-Verify are automatically verified within 24 hours. E-Verify is the only official U.S. government source that provides employers with real-time data that takes the subjectivity out of verifying employment eligibility.
- It is an essential tool for employers committed to maintaining a legal workforce. The system also facilitates compliance with federal immigration laws.