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For E-Verify Employer Agents of Federal Contractors

E-Verify employer agents use E-Verify to confirm the employment authorization of their clients’ employees.

Recommended Actions for E-Verify Employer Agents

If you are an E-Verify employer agent, follow the steps below:  

  • Update E-Verify profiles for your:
    • Federal contractor clients - Update each of your federal contractor client employer profiles separately to designate it as a "Federal Contractor with FAR E-Verify clause."
    • Agent Company - Only update your E-Verify employer agent profile to designate yourself as a federal contractor if you are a federal contractor with the FAR E-Verify clause.
  • Review the latest E-Verify Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to ensure you and your federal contractor client comply with the federal contractor-specific terms. 
  • Ensure that all users take the tutorial. After updating an employer profile to “Federal Contractor with FAR E-Verify clause,” all users must complete a federal contractor-specific tutorial and pass a knowledge check before accessing E-Verify again.

E-Verify Employer Agents Using Web Services

The Web Services Access Method requires a company to develop software that interfaces with USCIS to perform employment eligibility verifications of newly hired employees. The company’s software will:

  • Extract data from the existing system or an electronic Form I-9
  • Transmit the information to government databases
  • Meet the requirements set by the E-Verify Interface Control Agreement (ICA)
  • Pass an E-Verify interface test. 

The Web Services E-Verify Employer Agent must:

  • Ensure a client company notifies you when the client company is awarded a contract with the FAR E-Verify clause
  • Update the client’s Organization Designation to “Federal Contractor with FAR E-Verify Clause” in E-Verify within 30 calendar days of the contract award.
  • Use the most current version of the E-Verify Interface Control Agreement (ICA)

For additional information see the E-Verify Supplemental Guide for Federal Contractors.

Last Reviewed/Updated: 01/18/2014