Verifying New & Existing Employees on Form I-9
Verifying New Employees on Form I-9
Newly hired employees must complete Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, regardless of whether they are assigned to a federal contract. Employers must comply with Form I-9 procedures found in the Handbook for Employers: Guidance for Completing Form I-9 (M-274). E-Verify employers also have additional employment verification requirements for Form I-9 that other employers do not have:
Verify Existing Employees Using Form I-9
In order to comply with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rule, a federal contractor must verify all new hires and existing employees assigned to the federal contract. Federal contractors may also opt to verify their entire workforce with E-Verify. When the employer chooses this option, the employer must decide how to verify its employees by completing three steps.
Step 1: Decide which employees the employer wants to verify.
Step 2: Determine which existing employees are exempt or have special requirements relating to the verification process.
Step 3: Complete new Forms I-9 or update existing Forms I-9
For more information, see the E-Verify Supplemental Guide for Federal Contractors. For more information on Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, see the Handbook for Employers: Guidance for Completing Form I-9.
Last Reviewed/Updated: 06/05/2014