E-Verify is a web-based system implemented by the Federal government that allows employers to determine if employees are eligible to work in the United States and to prevent identity fraud. Although E-Verify has been around since 1997, as of September 8, 2009, the government started adding the requirement to contracts and subcontracts through the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clause 52.222-54:Employment Eligibility Verification. (E-Verify does not apply to grants/subgrants.) When the FAR clause 52.222-54 is present, either as a direct clause or a flow-through clause on a subcontract, the University must comply with the regulation to verify that anybody who is directly appointed to/paid from the Federal contract is verified through E-Verify.
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