The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued an e-mail advising employers to continue using the soon-to-expire Form I-9 in verifying the employment eligibility and right to work in the United States of new hires.

Months back, the USCIS announced it was revising its Form I-9 to incorporate user input but has now run smack up against an Aug. 31, 2012, expiration date on the current form. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act, all government forms have an expiration date of usually three years, as does the current I-9.

When USCIS releases its proposed new form, it will have to submit it for approval to the Office and Management and Budget (OMB). In the meantime, the I-9 with an expiration date of this Aug. 31 is acceptable, according to the agency.