E-Verify Implementation

All executive branch agencies within the State of Virginia have been required by the Governor to begin using E-Verify for new hires effective June 1, 2011. E-Verify confirms that new employees are eligible to work in the United States. E-Verify does not replace the I-9 process but provides an extra layer of security for employers to ensure they maintain a legal workforce. E-Verify will be keyed by Human Resources staff after receipt of an I-9 on all new hires for full and part-time Classified, A/P Faculty, Teaching Faculty, Wage and temporary positions. Work Study/Work Scholarship hires will be keyed by Financial Aid staff and Graduate Assistant hires will be keyed by Graduate College staff as these departments are currently responsible for maintaining I-9s separately from HR on these types of hires.

Effective immediately, any advertisement for employment must contain the following E-Verify statement: All new hires will be subject to E-Verify beginning June 1, 2011. E-Verify is administered by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security, USCIS-Verification Division and the Social Security Administration and allows participating employers to electronically verify employment eligibility.

If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources.

I-9 Instructions for remote (off-site) employees

Supervisors of remote (off-site) employees will find complete instructions online for filling out I-9 forms (PDF).