Equifax I-9 Management Clients NOT Impacted by USCIS Form I-9 Glitch

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USCIS Form I-9 Glitch:  Equifax I-9 Management Clients NOT impacted

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that employers who used Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, downloaded between Nov. 14 and Nov. 17, 2016, should review their Form I-9 records.  Numbers entered in the SSN field were transposed when employees completed and printed Section 1 using a computer; therefore, employers should check Section I to ensure the entries appear correctly.

This same announcement goes on to state that employers should have their employees draw a line through the transposed social security number in Section 1, enter the correct number, then initial and date the change.  Furthermore, the blog recommends that employers should also include a written explanation with the Form I-9 giving the reason for the correction – in the event of an audit, citing the USCIS announcement dated April 6, 2017.

However, if you are already an Equifax I-9 Management solution client, this glitch is not an issue for you. The I-9 Management solution provides a secure, automated compliance process, centralized control, and forms management that helps avoid problems as outlined earlier.

Contact us if you are not currently using the I-9 Management solution, and we will let you know how we can help you reduce the administrative burden, minimize risk, and improve the experience for your new hires and managers.

Related resources:

I-9 webinar   |   “Effective I-9 Self Audits:  First Steps to Compliance”

I-9 demo    |    Reduce risk, achieve cost saving with electronic I-9 and E-Verify integration

I-9 Knowledge Center   |   legislative updates, best practices, solutions

About Brian Elfrink

Brian Elfrink 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, Brian is responsible for analyzing and tracking market and client needs for new requirements related to identity and employment authorization and immigration reform.

During his 10 year tenure with Equifax, Brian has held strategic roles within Finance, Accounting, and Sales Operations. Brian received his Bachelor of Science in Business (Accounting) degree from Fontbonne University, his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Lindenwood University, and is a certified Six Sigma – LEAN Green Belt.