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What is E-Verify?
E-Verify is an internet-based system that allows an employer, using information reported on an employee’s Form I-9, to determine the eligibility of that employee to work in the United States. The E-Verify system is operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA).
Why is the University of Miami implementing this process?
A new UM Federal requirement states that the University of Miami as an employer with federal contracts or subcontracts is now required to use E-Verify to determine the employment eligibility of employees. The University of Miami will implement E-Verify for the entire University of Miami workforce, including all faculty, staff, temporary, and student employees. This will require that each employee completes an electronic Form I-9 by February 15, 2010.  The only employees exempt from this process are those who have been continuously employed at the University with a hire date on or before November 6, 1986.
What you need to do

1. Complete Section 1 of the Form I-9 online. During the week of January 18, 2010, you will receive an email from HireRight, the vendor the University has engaged in this effort. The email will include your assigned one-time user login and password. Please follow the instructions included in the email to complete Section 1.

2. Meet with your respective departmental Human Resources representative to provide documents required for completion of Section 2 of the Form I-9.  For a listing of acceptable documents, click here. Only original documents will be accepted.

3. Sections 1 and 2 must be completed by February 15, 2010.

Please note: If you fail to complete this process, you may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.

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