ACIP Quoted in Article: “USCIS to Directly Notify Employees of Records Mismatch”

7/17/2013
Council in the News

​​SHRM, 07/08/2013 –

“U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that beginning July 1, 2013, employees will receive direct notification via e-mail—at the same time employers are notified—when their case results in a tentative nonconfirmation (TNC) through the E-Verify system.

“…This change to E-Verify came about because of situations in which companies were not providing employees with proper notice of, or sufficient time to address, the TNC.

“‘This does not do away with the employer responsibility to notify the employee of a TNC,’ said Justin Storch, manager of agency liaison at the American Council on International Personnel, an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. The employer must inform the individual even if his or her e-mail address is entered into E-Verify. The only change for employers is they must now enter the e-mail address from the I-9 into E-Verify.

“…Employees completing an I-9 are not required to fill in the new e-mail field in Section 1. Storch explained that the e-mail should not be entered into E-Verify from any other source. If the e-mail box on the I-9 is left blank, nothing should be entered into the e-mail field in E-Verify.

“Along with providing the initial notice of a TNC, USCIS will send reminder e-mails to employees if they haven’t taken any action to resolve the TNC within four days and to notify them about the possible need to update their records.”

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