Q : I am a Federal contractor who uses temporary workers from an outside agency. Who must initiate E-Verify queries for these workers?
Workers assigned to a Federal contract that contains the FAR E-Verify clause must be verified in E-Verify. The staffing agency must verify the employment authorization of workers it places in a pool to be referred to an assignment.
You must ensure by whatever means you consider appropriate that the staffing agency verified your temporary workers in E-Verify. Staffing agencies can provide proof of enrollment in E-Verify to you, the employer, by printing the screen on their Maintain Company page in E-Verify. For specific information about the verification of an individual employee in E-Verify, please contact the staffing agency.
If you prefer to handle verification of temporary employees yourself, you may choose to enroll as a designated agent and initiate queries for temporary employees that are provided by the agency. You will need access to the employee’s Form I-9 in order to enter the employee’s information into E-Verify.