The University of California (UC) and other institutions of higher education that hold federal contracts are now required to use the government’s E-Verify system to verify the employment eligibility of new hires and existing employees assigned to covered federal contracts or subcontracts, this according to a Human Resources and Benefits page on the UC website.

Since the federal rule requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to use the E-Verify system to verify their employees’ eligibility to work in the United States took effect September 8, the E-Verify requirements – which are in addition to current Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) procedures – must be done in a nondiscriminatory manner and, in the case of new hires, only after the individual has accepted an offer of employment and completed the Form I-9, the UC site reports.

The UC and other institutions of higher education  are also required to post the Right to Work poster and the E-Verify Notice, which informs employees and applicants of their rights and responsibilities under the program, according to the site, and these notices should be posted on bulletin boards and on websites so they can be seen by employees and applicants.

A designated E-Verify service agent, I-9Compliance.com — a member of the Pre-Employ.com Family of Companies — is pre-integrated with the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) E-Verify system and offers employers with a paperless, web-based I-9 Form/E-Verify solution. For more information, view a complimentary on demand webinar “E-Verify & Federal Contractors: Know The Facts” at www.i-9compliance.com/Webinars, visit www.i-9compliance.com, email info@i-9compliance.com, or call 1-800-300-1821.

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