Today's post comes from G.Neil's HR News Weekly:
The launch of E-Verify Self Check – a partnership between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) – means U.S. job seekers can now check their own employment eligibility status before obtaining jobs.
This voluntary, secure service is the first online tool of its kind, designed to allow workers to review their employment eligibility in their job search, as well as correct any errors in their DHS and SSA records. Doing so can protect them from potential difficulties in being hired by an E-Verify participating employer. This preliminary step can create efficiencies for businesses, as well.
“E-Verify is a smart, simple, and effective tool that allows us to work with employers to help them maintain a legal workforce,” said Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano. “The E-Verify Self Check service will help protect workers and streamline the E-Verify process for businesses.”