Employment Eligibility Verification

To comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), all U.S. employers must verify the employment eligibility and identity of all employees hired to work in the United States after November 6, 1986 by completing Employment Eligibility Verification forms (Forms I-9) for all employees, including U.S. citizens. Employers who hire or continue to employ individuals knowing that they are not authorized to be employed in the United States may face civil and criminal penalties.

In addition to the Form I-9, employees who are working on qualifying federal contracts only (those including the E-Verify clause) must be E-Verified by the central HR office, as mandated by Federal Executive Order 12989. Information from the Form I-9 will be entered into the E-Verify system, and will be electronically checked against records contained in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration (SSA) databases.

Further information on the employment eligibility verification process can be found on the following pages (login is required):

Form I-9 - View information and instructions for the Form I-9, including University and campus resources to assist with the completion of the Form I-9 (system access, procedures, training materials).

E-Verify - View information on the E-Verify process, including FAQs for employees and departments/units.


If you have questions concerning the Form I-9 process, please contact your central Human Resources Office. Questions about student employment should be directed to your student employment office, and questions regarding international faculty, staff, or students should be directed to your international services office.