In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 ("IRCA"), the University of Colorado Boulder must verify employment eligibility of employees. Employment eligibility must be documented using the federal Employment Eligibility Verification (I-9) form, and eligibility must be verified for each employee. Please check the following link to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services website, which provides the most current updates to acceptable and unacceptable documents which may not be listed on the I-9. The documents used by the employee to substantiate employment eligibility must be inspected for propriety and authenticity, and an authorized university representative must sign the I-9 form. The IRCA does not apply to employees hired prior to November 6, 1986 who have been continuously on the university's payroll since that date.
Along with a complete I-9 Form an Affirmation of Legal Work Status Form(pdf) also needs to be submitted.
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The IRCA stipulates that the employment verification process be completed in person, and that verification be completed within three working days of the beginning of employment. Appendix A describes the process used for CU Boulder employees who are hired to work outside of the USA. Penalties for non-compliance can be significant. The procedures described below enable the campus to comply with requirements of IRCA.
* E-Verify Program: The University of Colorado is a Federal Contract E-Verify employer, but only employees hired into a position funded by a Federal Contract with the FAR E-Verify clause will be verified in the E-Verify program. In that case, we will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.
For purposes of employment using F-1 STEM OPT employment authorization through Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), however, the University is NOT considered to be an E-Verify employer since not all new University employees are being verified through the E-Verify program.
Departments that fail to comply with this policy shall be responsible for any fines that may be levied against the University.