The United States Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) has just issued a new publication to aid employers in correctly using the online E-Verify system to check if job applicants (or employees) possess the supporting documents to work legally in the United States.

According to the USCIS:

The E-Verify Self-Assessment Guide for Direct Access Users is designed to assist participating employers in complying with the user requirements of E-Verify and to help improve participants’ overall use of the E-Verify Program. E-Verify Direct Access Users include enrolled employers, the employer’s HR staff and Employer Agents (EA). This guide is not intended to be inclusive of all aspects of a comprehensive self-assessment program. Implementation of a voluntary self-assessment program helps E-Verify participants to:

  • Detect E-Verify activities inconsistent with the E-Verify Program
  • Deter noncompliant activities
  • Resolve internally detected noncompliant activities quickly and effectively
  • Promote proper E-Verify use by their users