SOURCE: Form I-9 Compliance, LLC

Form I-9 Compliance, LLC

September 28, 2009 18:46 ET

DHS Makes Changes to the E-Verify Organization Designation Based on Organizations Taking the E-Verify Federal Contractor Tutorial or Refresher Tutorial

Federal Contractors That Use DHS Approved Designated Agents Do Not Need to Take the Federal Contractor Tutorials or Pass the Mastery Test

NEWPORT BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - September 28, 2009) - Form I-9 Compliance, LLC, an approved Designated Agent of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) for web-based employment verification through the E-Verify system, announces a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution that enables Federal Contractors to easily and cost effectively comply with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) final rule, known as the E-Verify Federal contractor rule. The FAR final rule, which took effect on September 8, 2009, requires Federal Contractors through language inserted into their Federal Contracts to use E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all persons hired during a contract term, as well as current employees who perform work under a Federal Contract within the United States.

Under the E-Verify Federal contractor rule, companies enrolled with E-Verify prior to the September 8th effective date, that identified their company's organization designation as a "Federal Contractor," were required to take a refresher tutorial before they could access the E-Verify system. Since many of these companies did not have a contract with the FAR E-Verify clause, on September 20th, E-Verify made changes to the Federal Contractor organization designation. Federal Contractors now have two options when enrolling for the first time or when updating their company's organization profile on the E-Verify "Maintain Company" page. They are:

-- Federal Contractor WITH E-Verify Clause
   -- Federal contractors that selected an organization designation after
      September 8th, or Federal contractors that selected an organization
      designation before September 8th and took the refresher tutorial
      or the Federal Contractor tutorial.

-- Federal Contractor WITHOUT E-Verify Clause
   -- Federal contractors that selected an organization designation
      before September 8th and did not take the refresher tutorial or
      Federal Contractor tutorial.

"Each Federal Contractor user of the E-Verify system must take an E-Verify tutorial or a refresher tutorial and pass a mastery test to learn how to properly handle E-Verify results before a company can use the E-Verify system," said Tom Brechtel, Executive Vice President, Business Development for Form I-9 Compliance, LLC. "Using a DHS approved Designated Agent, like Form I-9, Compliance, LLC, eliminates this requirement, as the Designated Agent is the organization responsible for accessing E-Verify on behalf of the Federal Contractor," said Mr. Brechtel. The Form I-9 Compliance, LLC service eliminates a company's need for tutorials and mastery tests, and the monitoring needs of the E-Verify system for status changes and for confirmation and non-confirmation updates. "Our clients are free to focus on what they know best -- their business -- leaving the complex issue of dealing with employee work eligibility to us with substantial savings in time and money," said Mr. Brechtel.

"Our Software as a Service (SaaS) proprietary Executive Order E-Verify processing solution includes an electronic error-detecting I-9 Form that virtually eliminates human error," said Mr. John Hermann Chairman and CEO of Form I-9 Compliance, LLC. Clients of Form I-9 Compliance, LLC use an e-Sign Act compliant electronic signature to electronically sign the I-9 Forms. They can easily retrieve pending, in-process, completed and terminated employee I-9 Forms, as well as receive automated 30-60-90 day Management Alerts of expiring work documents found in Section 1 and/or Section 3 of the I-9 Form.

"Federal contractors face unique challenges as a result of the final E-Verify Federal contractor rule requiring usage of E-Verify for current employees who perform work within the United States under a Federal contract that falls within the FAR final rule. Our capability to digitize and audit I-9 Forms are optional parts of our Executive Order E-Verify processing solution which is designed to specifically deal with the challenges faced by Federal contractors, quickly and accurately," said Mr. Hermann.

Form I-9 Compliance, LLC is an approved Designated Agent of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) for web based employment verification through the E-Verify system. The company specializes in providing organizations with Software as a Service (SaaS) based solutions in order to comply with immigration laws. The service allows organizations to complete the Form I-9 process on-line utilizing an electronic error-detecting I-9 Form with electronic signatures. With clients from the top 50 largest companies in the U.S. to small organizations, Form I-9 Compliance, LLC is the leading provider of electronic I-9 services. For further information contact us at www.formi9compliance.com.

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    Tom Brechtel
    Executive Vice President, Business Development
    949-640-4949
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