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E-Verify

State Workforce Agency Support

You are a State Workforce Agency (SWA), if you were formerly known as a State Employment Security Agency (SESA) under a State Administrator.  The governor designates the State Workforce Agencies to administer Wagner-Peyser Act-funded employment and workforce information services, and the state unemployment compensation program.  

If you are NOT a State Workforce Agency, please visit the E-Verify Enrollment page

The top reasons State Workforce Agencies should consider participating in E-Verify are:

  • E-Verify is currently the only means available for State Workforce Agencies to electronically verify the employment eligibility of prospective workers
  • E-Verify protects jobs for authorized U.S. workers
  • E-Verify helps U.S. employers maintain a legal workforce

SWA E-Verify Registration

State Workforce Agencies must register for E-Verify using a specially designed process, rather than the Employer Registration site that all other program participants use.  To register, read the one-page document titled SWA Registration Process, for a step-by-step guide of the process. 

SWA Memorandum of Understanding

The MOU is an agreement between the State Workforce Agency, the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration about using the E-Verify program.  To participate in E-Verify, SWAs must review and sign the document, and send it to USCIS by following the instructions in the SWA Registration Process

Using E-Verify

Use these resources to assist you in using E-Verify to verify the employment eligibility of referred workers.  The SWA Quick Reference Guide is an essential guide to running E-Verify cases.

Last Reviewed/Updated: 10/22/2014