As furloughed workers returned to their government posts on October 17, following the end of the government shutdown, access to the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify database also resumed. Although users were reporting slower-than-usual performance, all features and services are operational and available to registered users. The E-Verify home page offers guidance for working through E-Verify issues for employees hired during the government shutdown. Following are some of the more notable pointers:
- Select “other” from the drop-down list of reasons; and
- Enter: “Federal Government Shutdown.”
- Close the initial E-Verify FNC by selecting either “Employee continues to Work for the employer after receiving a Final Nonconfirmation result,” or “The employee continues to work for the employer after receiving a Now Show result”; and
- Enter a new case in E-Verify for that employee.