CCH Payroll (05/23/12)
Employers at over one million work sites have enrolled in E-Verify, the federal government’s electronic employment eligibility program, reports the U.S. Social Security Administration. Meanwhile, the U.S. Government Accountability Office says mismatches have been lowered by the use of E-Verify from 8% in 2007 to 2.6% in 2009 and 1.7% in 2010. In recent years, E-Verify has been improved to include photo matching, which helps identify and curtail identify fraud; naturalization and passport data, which help reduce mismatches; and Self Check, which enables individuals to verify and correct their own records before seeking employment. The government also is seeking to collaborate with state motor vehicle departments to verify driver’s license information, with Mississippi participating thus far.