Clarifying the Florida E-Verify Executive Order 11-02
By: Dave Fowler
New Florida Governor Rick Scott signed Executive
Order 11-02 minutes after being sworn in to office. The order requires state agencies
to use E-Verify for new and existing employees. This immediately raised compliance
questions since only federal contractors with a federal contract containing the FAR
(federal acquisition regulation) E-Verify clause are authorized to verify existing
employees. So, TALX emailed the Governor’s office asking for clarification. We were
quite impressed with the response time from the new Governor’s staff. Here is the
information we received.
of Florida Organizational Chart can be obtained online at http://www.oppaga.state.fl.us/government/storgchart.asp. Please
note, some agencies are executive agencies under the Governor’s administration and
other agencies are administered by members of the Florida cabinet who are statewide
elected officials. For some agencies the Governor shares administrative authority
with members of the cabinet and other agencies are legislative agencies under the
authority of the Florida Legislature.
Information about the Governor’s
legal and constitutional responsibilities can be found in The
Florida Constitution and the Florida Statutes online at www.leg.state.fl.us. A
wide range of information for residents, tourists, the Florida business community,
and access to links for Florida Government can be
located at www.myflorida.com.
assist you, I shared your concerns with the Governor’s legal staff and I am informed
that all state agencies and state contractors affected by Executive Order 11-02 are
expected to utilize the E-Verify system in accordance with any applicable state or
federal guidelines. Those who have a contract with a state agency, or anticipate entering
into a contract with a state agency should contact that agency directly for more specific
guidance regarding how Executive Order 11-02 may impact them.
This weblog is sponsored by TALX.
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