E-Verify has resumed operations following the 16-day federal government shutdown. Employers must create an E-Verify case for each employee hired during or otherwise affected by the shutdown by November 5, 2013. If the employer is prompted to provide a reason why the case is late, select ‘Other’ from the drop-down list of reasons and enter ‘federal government shutdown’ in the field. If an employee had a Tentative Non-confirmation (TNC) referred between September 17 and 30, 2013 and was not able to resolve the TNC due to the federal government shutdown, add 12 federal business days to the date printed on the ‘Referral Letter’ or ‘Referral Date Confirmation.’ Employees have until this new date to contact the Social Security Administration (SSA) or the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to resolve their cases. If an employer has an employee who decided to contest his TNC while E-Verify was unavailable, the employer should now initiate the referral process in E-Verify. If an employee received a Final Non-confirmation (FNC) because of the federal government shutdown, the case should be closed.Then, select “The employee continues to work for the employer after receiving a FNC result.” The employer must then enter a new case in E-Verify for that employee. This step is necessary to ensure the employee is afforded the opportunity to timely contest and resolve the TNC that led to the FNC result.