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 negotiations on the fiscal 2016 omnibus spending bill.
As reported in our previous post, E-Verify Reauthorization Deadline Looms (Again…), if the bill is not passed or another extension is not granted the federal government will shut down. During this time, E-Verify will shut-down and employers will not be able to create E-Verify cases to determine the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States. However, while E-Verify is shut down, Equifax Workforce Solutions I-9 Management solution maintains a record of cases to be submitted to E-Verify. Once E-Verify is reinstated, Equifax I-9 Management will submit applicable E-Verify cases – allowing for E-Verify processing to occur, minimizing the burden on the employer.
Equifax will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as available via the Equifax Insights Blog.