[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 119 (Tuesday, June 23, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Page 29711]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-14641]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

[CIS No. 2477-09; DHS Docket No. USCIS-2009-0019]
RIN 1615-ZA88


Request for Public Comment on the E-Verify Program Designated 
Agent Process

AGENCY: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, DHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) seeks public 
comment on the E-Verify Program Designated Agent Process under which a 
participating employer may choose to outsource submission of employment 
eligibility verification queries for newly hired employees to a 
Designated Agent.

DATES: This Notice is effective June 23, 2009. Please submit your 
comments or suggestions for improving the Designated Agent process by 
August 24, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Please submit your written comments and suggestions by e-
mail to DAsupport@dhs.gov and include ``DA Re-Engineering Comment'' in 
the subject line of your e-mail. When submitting your comments or 
suggestions, please let us know whether you access the E-Verify Program 
directly, or whether you developed and use a web services interface to 
access the E-Verify Program.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cassandra Stekly, Department of 
Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), 
Verification Division, 470-490 East L'Enfant Plaza, SW., Suite 8001, 
Washington, DC 20529-2630; Telephone: (888) 464-4218.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The E-Verify Program is a free employment 
eligibility confirmation system operated jointly by USCIS and the 
Social Security Administration (SSA). It is designed to determine the 
employment eligibility of new hires. The E-Verify Program allows 
participating employers to electronically confirm the employment 
eligibility of newly hired employees to help maintain a stable and 
legal workforce.
    An E-Verify Designated Agent is a liaison between E-Verify and 
employers who choose to outsource submission of employment eligibility 
verification queries for newly hired employees. E-Verify Designated 
Agents conduct the verification process for other employers or clients. 
An E-Verify Designated Agent must register online and sign a Memorandum 
of Understanding (MOU) with SSA and DHS. Once the MOU is approved, the 
E-Verify Designated Agent can then begin registering employers and 
clients who have designated it to perform their verification services.
    The program design for Designated Agents has changed very little 
over the past several years. Accordingly, USCIS plans to review the 
Designated Agent process to assess how Designated Agents provide this 
service to their clients. The purpose of this notice is to request that 
Designated Agents, their clients, or others with Designated Agent 
experience provide their comments or suggestions for improving the 
Designated Agent process.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    The E-Verify Program has been approved by the Office of Management 
and Budget under the Paperwork Reduction Act. The approved OMB Control 
Number is 1615-0092.

 Michael Aytes,
Acting Deputy Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
[FR Doc. E9-14641 Filed 6-22-09; 8:45 am]
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