E-Verify Releases System Enhancements

On June 22, 2014, E-Verify released a new set of system enhancements.  Highlights of the E-Verify release include the following:

E-Verify Enhancements Impacting Equifax I-9 Management Clients:

  • Duplicate Case Alert:  E-Verify will provide a duplicate case alert to help ensure multiple E-Verify cases are not created for the same employee.  When a case is submitted, E-Verify will check for duplicate cases based on Social Security Number (SSN) and will prompt the user in situations where the SSN matches a case previously entered by the same employer within the last 30 days.

Additional E-Verify Enhancements (Not Impacting Equifax I-9 Management Clients):

  • Validation of Email and Phone Number:  E-Verify will require email and telephone number validation when users reset their E-Verify passwords (every 90 days) in order for USCIS to update their records.
  • Further Action Notice (FAN) Revision for Web Services:  E-Verify will no longer pre-populate the ‘Employer Representative Name’ field, allowing for employers to update needed information on the FAN to improve flexibility and accuracy.

Equifax will continue to monitor guidance related to Form I-9 compliance and E-Verify.  With the new E-Verify release now being available, Equifax will be updating the E-Verify workflow for Duplicate Case Alerts in the Equifax I-9 Management solution in the coming months.  Further details will be provided in release notes associated with the planned future release.

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.