Final implementation of the rule requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to begin using U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) E-Verify system has been delayed until September 8, 2009. Once applicable, the rule will require federal contractors and subcontractors to agree to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their employees. The E-Verify system will ensure that the federal government only does business with companies that agree to verify the new hires are authorized to work in the U.S.

The Federal Acquisitions Regulatory Councils published an amendment in the Federal Register on June 5, 2009, which postponed the applicability of the final rule until September 8, 2009. For more information on E-Verify, please visit: www.uscis.gov/everify.