U.S. SECURITY CARE, INC. HAS BEEN CERTIFIED AS AN E-VERIFY DESIGNATED AGENT BY THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
U.S. Security Care, Inc., of Blue Bell, PA, an investigative and protective services firm, has received certification from the United States government to be an E-Verify Designated Agent for new hires, it was announced by Richard Wolfson, president of U.S. Security Care.
The E-Verify Program was created as part of the Illegal Immigration Reform And Immigration Responsibility Act of 1996 which was piloted in 1997 under the aegis of the Social Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.
According to Gregory Kirsch, background investigations manager for U.S. Security
Care, “The E-Verify employment screening process is mandatory for all employers in Arizona and Mississippi and for specific industries in Georgia, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Utah and Rhode Island. “In addition,” he notes, “there are a significant number of companies who are voluntarily using the system.”
The E-Verify system is not permitted for use as part of the pre-employment screening process. “On their first day at work, all new hires are required to fill out an I-9 form requesting information regarding their status to be eligible for legal employment in the United States,” Kirsch relates. “That information can then be electronically verified by an E-Verify Designated Agent through data banks provided by the Social Security Administration and Department Of Homeland Security. The I-9 form also is supported by additional forms of documentation such as a valid passport, driver’s license, social security card or birth certificate.”
Kirsch says that once the information is submitted for verification, it is either positively confirmed or indicates a Tentative Non-Confirmation through one or both of the federal data banks. “At that point, the employee is given a period of eight working days to challenge the Tentative Non-Confirmation with the appropriate agency,” he notes. “If it moves beyond that time frame without the employee taking appropriate action, the employer has the right to withdraw the offer for employment.”
“There is currently quite a bit of discussion going on throughout the United States about the status of the E-Verify Program and the potential for it to become mandatory every where in the country,” Kirsch comments. “Since we are routinely conducting pre-employment screenings for a broad base of national, regional and local clients this is a logical and convenient extension of our services for clients who are required or voluntarily want to implement the E-Verify Program.”
U.S. Security Care, Inc. offers security services including security audits, crisis management planning, workplace violence seminars, pre-employment screenings, executive and asset protection for business and corporate executives across a wide spectrum of fields. It also provides services to a variety of non-profit agencies and organizations. The company employs a highly specialized and trained group of agents from law enforcement, military and federal security backgrounds. U.S. Security Care is headquartered at 725 Skippack Pike, Suite 200, Blue Bell, PA 19422 and can be reached at 215-542-7789 (toll free) 877-858-8772 or on the website at www.usscinc.com.