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E-Verify Federal Contractors Questions and Answers

Executive Order 12989, as amended by Executive Orders 13286 and 13465, directs all executive departments and agencies to require contractors with qualifying federal contracts to electronically verify employment authorization of: (1) all employees hired during the contract term; and (2) all employees performing work in the United States on the contract. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) designated E-Verify as the electronic employment eligibility verification system that all federal contractors must use to comply with these Executive orders.On November 14, 2008, the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council published a final rule in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (referred to as the “Federal Contractor Rule”) to reflect these requirements.

To assist you in understanding the Federal Contractor Rule and the use of E-Verify, see the following list of Questions and Answers:



Last Reviewed/Updated: 01/27/2015