Wednesday, September 4, 2013

New E-Verify Notices for the Tentative Nonconfirmation Process

E-Verify replaced the Tentative Nonconfirmation (TNC) Notice and Referral Letter with the Further Action Notice and the Referral Date Confirmation.

An employee may receive a TNC if there is a record mismatch that needs to be resolved with either the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or the Social Security Administration (SSA) before E-Verify confirms the employee as work authorized.

The new Further Action Notice notifies employees that a TNC has occurred and gives them the option to contest it with DHS or SSA and explains the steps the employee must take to resolve the record mismatch. The notice must be signed by both the employer and the employee and retained with the Form I-9

After the employee contests the TNC and the employer refers the case to DHS or SSA, the new one-page Referral Date Confirmation will be generated for the employer print to give to their employee. The Referral Date Confirmation will include the deadline for the employee to complete the agency contact action.The new notice enhancements do not change the system's contact deadlines for employees who contest the TNC notice.Users will complete a short tutorial and knowledge check when accessing E-Verify for the first time after the enhancements are released. Visit the E-Verify website to see samples of the Further Action Notice and the Referral Date Confirmation in 17 languages.

USCIS has also enhanced the employee email notification during the TNC process.  Since  July 2013, the employee email address has been an E-Verify field. During the TNC process the employee's email address may receive 4 different emails: TNC issued; SSA or DHS referral;  A reminder that 4 days are left to appear at the applicable office; and  advice to a US citizen that correction of an SSA record may be necessary.