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Yes, once again, we are anticipating some serious changes to Compliance in 2016. The updates are expected to occur when the  current form expires at the end of March 2016.

I-9 C0mpliance in 2016 published a notice in the Federal Register on Nov. 24, 2015, to inform the public of proposed changes to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The public may provide comments on the proposed changes for 60 days, until Jan. 25, 2016.

Many of the proposed changes to Form I-9 are intended to help  reduce technical errors and help customers complete the form on their computer after they have downloaded it from uscis.gov. For instance, the form:

  • Checks certain fields to ensure information is entered correctly;
  • Provides additional spaces to enter multiple preparers and translators;
  • Includes drop-down lists and calendars;
  • Provides instructions on the screen that users can access to complete each field;
  • Includes buttons that will allow users to access the instructions electronically, print the form and clear the form to start over;
  • Provides a dedicated area to enter additional information that employers are currently required to notate in the margins of the form; and
  • Will generate a quick-response matrix barcode, or QR code, once the form is printed and can be used to streamline audit processes.

Other proposed changes include:

  • Requiring employees to provide only other last names used in Section 1, rather than all other names used;
  • Streamlining the certification in Section 1 for certain foreign nationals; and
  • Separating the instructions from the form to bring the form in line with USCIS’ practices.

Submit a Comment and View the Forms

Click the link here to view the proposed form and instructions. To submit a comment, enter USCIS-2006-0068 in the search box and click the “Comment Now!” button. After completing all the necessary fields, click “Submit Comment.”

Employers must continue to use the current version of Form I-9 until the Office of Management and Budget approves the proposed version. HelpDesk and Audit-Secure Assistant Members will also be notified of the update and the  form will be posted on BeAuditSecure.com.

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Until Next Time, Be Audit-Secure!

Lisa Smith

About LISA SMITH

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Lisa Smith is CEO of Andere Seminars, LLC and Chief Content Developer at BeAuditSecure.com.
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