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.

Form I-9: Upcoming Expiration Date

As discussed in our January 2016 bulletin “USCIS Proposed I-9 Changes – Seeks Public Input”, the current version of Form I-9 (OMB No. 1615-0047) is set to expire on March 31, 2016.  With the expiration now just a few short weeks away, many Employers are beginning to outline plans to ensure the proper Form I-9 [Read More…]

Federal Guidance on Conducting an Internal I-9 Audit – Recent Webinar

Well-known immigration attorney Montserrat Miller joined me recently at a webinar to talk about how to conduct an I-9 audit in light of recent federal guidance. Montserrat, a Partner at Arnall Golden Gregory LLP, walked attendees through the key points in the I-9 audit guidance, including how to determine the scope of an I-9 audit, handling corrections, and what [Read More…]

Temporary Protected Status Extensions: Sudan and South Sudan

Temporary Protected Status Extensions: Sudan and South Sudan Temporary Protected Status (TPS) may be designated for a foreign country when conditions temporarily prevent the country’s nationals from returning safely (among other reasons).  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) may grant TPS to eligible nationals of certain countries (or parts of countries), who are already in the [Read More…]

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…]