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March 6, 2009

Changes to Employment Eligibility Form I-9

March 6, 2009

RE: Changes to Employment Eligibility Form I-9

In an effort to keep you updated on changes in human resources obligations and legal compliance requirements, U.S. Security Care, Inc. wishes to remind you that the US Citizenship and Immigration Service, along with the Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), recently revised items on the Employment Eligibility Form, also known as Form I-9. These changes will take effect April 3, 2009.

The I-9 Form is intended to establish a new hire’s eligibility to work in the U.S. by requiring documentation proving identity and employment eligibility.

One notable change is the removal of certain document types that were previously acceptable. For example, previously an expired passport was considered an acceptable document, which is no longer the case. A copy of the newest I-9 document can be found as a downloadable PDF in the right hand online resources panel of the USSC Background Check Client Log-in page (https://usscinc.com/ussc/login_all.asp?mode=1) for convenient reference.

While these changes only impact employees with a start date on or after 4/3/09, these I-9 changes also impact the DHS E-Verify program, which verifies employee provided eligibility information on the I-9 form against DHS and Social Security Administration (SSA) databases.

As a premiere pre-employment investigation firm, USSC is also a designated agent in the E-Verify program. USSC can act on your firm’s behalf if you currently participate in, or would like to begin using, the E-Verify program.

If you would like a free consultation on the specifics of any USSC service, including the E-Verify program, please contact one of our representatives. USSC can be reached toll-free at 877-858-8772; via our website, www.usscinc.com; or by email at info@usscinc.com.


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