As many of you have noticed, the eVerify system is currently not available due to the federal government shutdown. We've received a number of questions in Payroll concerning the I-9 verification process that I would like to address.
- We must continue to complete I-9 verification before a new employee's third day of employment according to federal law.
- Though eVerify is not available, TALX / I-9 Express remains active. You can continue to have new employees complete their I-9 online through TALX / I-9 Express. You can also continue to verify that you have reviewed their documentation in TALX / I-9 Express.
- You will not receive verification that the new employee's information has been processed through eVerify. Even though eVerify will not have processed the I-9 data, the employee will still have a complete I-9 form and will not be negatively affected--it's the timely I-9 completion that is essential.
- Remember that you can also revert to using a paper I-9 form should you have any problems with the TALX / I-9 Express system.
Please call the OHR Contact Center at 4-UOHR (612-624-8647) with any additional questions you may have.