Taylor Smith Consulting has standard operating procedures that include an extra compliance layer that protects us in cases like this. We require every candidate to complete an I9 form and submit qualifying documents/ID to validate employment eligibility. We use this process along with E-Verify. The temporary closure of The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which oversees www.e-verify.gov, will not prevent us from effectively qualifying employment candidates.

A January 2 article from the Society of Human Resource Management reported, “E-verify.gov will not be actively managed and will not be updated until after funding is restored. The agency reported that “information on this website may not be up to date. Transactions submitted via this website might not be processed and we will not be able to respond to inquiries until after appropriations are enacted.”