Chad Whittenberg

Sr. Director, Product Management
Equifax Workforce Solutions

About Chad Whittenberg

Chad Whittenberg leads the strategic direction and development for I-9 Management, E-Verify, and Remote I-9 solutions. He is responsible for new product initiatives, legislative analysis, and product management for all areas of Form I-9. In addition, Chad is responsible for analyzing and tracking market and client needs for new requirements related to identity and employment authorization and immigration reform.

E-Verify Reauthorized Through September 30, 2016

As part of the omnibus bill signed by President Obama on December 18, 2015, E-Verify has been reauthorized through September 30, 2016. E-Verify service will NOT be disrupted as was reported as a possibility in our previous posts, E-Verify Reauthorization Deadline Looms (Again) and E-Verify Operations Extended Through Dec. 22 with (Another) Continuing Resolution. Please [Read More…]

E-Verify Operations Extended Through Dec. 22 with (Another) Continuing Resolution

Following the December 11 Continuing Resolution, President Obama has signed another extension which will allow the federal government to continue to operate through December 22. The short-term extension will not impact the E-Verify program. Congress continues negotiations on the fiscal 2016 omnibus spending bill. The hope is that the 2,009 page omnibus bill will have [Read More…]

Recent webinar: I-9 audit and remediation best practices

We recently hosted a webinar featuring Amy Peck on the subject of I-9 audit and remediation best practices. Amy is a Shareholder at Jackson Lewis, P.C. and a member of the committee of American Immigration Lawyers Association that works as a liaison with USCIS and ICE on I-9 issues. She did a terrific job of explaining [Read More…]

Continuing Resolution Passed, E-Verify Operations Continue Into Next Week

As expected, a continuing resolution was passed to extend government funding.  President Obama signed the five-day extension which will allow the federal government to continue to operate through Dec. 16.  The short-term extension will not impact the E-Verify® program.  It is possible that another continuing resolution could be passed to further extend government operations while congress continues [Read More…]

E-Verify Reauthorization Deadline Looms (Again…)

E-Verify Reauthorization Deadline Looms (Again…) It’s that time again!  The deadline for reauthorization of E-Verify® is once again looming with December 11, 2015 quickly approaching.  So what are the current expectations this time around?  Based on the current House proposal, the federal government will continue to operate past tomorrow, the day on which the current continuing resolution [Read More…]

Wisconsin Joins E-Verify RIDE Program

Following the 2015 additions of Nebraska (in February) and North Dakota (in June), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that effective Sunday, November 15, 2015, Wisconsin became the seventh state to participate in the Records and Information from DMV’s for E-Verify (RIDE) program.  RIDE is an ongoing E-Verify initiative that connects E-Verify with [Read More…]

Webinar: Audit Your I-9s, Do It Right – A Primer on I-9 Audit and Remediation

Are You on the Path To I-9 Compliance? Here’s a great opportunity to get some tips on how to conduct an effective internal I-9 audit. Amy Peck, a shareholder with Jackson Lewis, P.C., will speak at an upcoming webinar on the best way to conduct an internal audit. Amy will draw on real-world experience assisting [Read More…]

End of Year Preparation: E-Verify Record Disposal 

It’s that time of year to begin planning for end of year activities.  As reported in our post last year, E-Verify will continue an annual disposal process to delete records from the E-Verify system that are more than 10 years old.  This action is being taken by E-Verify to comply with the National Archives and [Read More…]

Equifax Reaches I-9 Milestone – 21 Million Forms I-9 Processed

We tip our hats to our loyal clients who have helped Equifax Workforce Solutions achieve the remarkable milestone of 21 million processed Forms I-9.  The Equifax I-9 Management solution was designed to help employers overcome common challenges, such as missing or incomplete forms due to onerous paper-based processes, by automating Form I-9 completion and enabling electronic [Read More…]

Short-Term E-Verify Reauthorization Passes with Stop-Gap Bill

Hours before the government was due to shut down, President Obama signed into law a stopgap measure which will fund the federal government through Dec. 11, 2015. As reported in our previous post, E-Verify Reauthorization Deadline Looms, the possibility of a government shutdown would have affected, among other programs, the E-Verify® program administered by U.S. Citizenship [Read More…]