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A federal contract is considered exempt from the FAR rule if any of the following apply:

  • It is for fewer than 120 days
  • It is valued at less than $150,000, the simplified acquisition threshold
  • All work is performed outside the United States
  • It includes only commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) items and related services

An employer may voluntarily enroll in E-Verify at any time, but may not create cases for existing employees unless the employer holds a federal contract that includes the FAR E-Verify clause and is enrolled in E-Verify as a “Federal Contractor with the FAR E-Verify clause.”

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