On December 8, 2013, the USCIS issued new and revised sets of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for E-Verify agreements. The MOU states the various terms and conditions of all parties involved: employers, agents, and the government.

The most important points of the new and revised MOUs are:

1. E-Verify enrollment process has not changed;
2. Existing users will not need to execute a new MOU; rather they are bound by all changes to E-Verify, including the new or revised MOU that applies to their access method, effective January 8, 2014;
3. There are revised MOUs for Employers, Employer Agents, and E-Verify Employer Agents;
4. There are new MOUs for Web Services Employers, Web Services Employer Agents, and Employers using a Web Services E-Verify Employer Agent; and
5. New users must execute their new or revised version of the MOU that applies to their access method during enrollment.

According to USCIS, the changes were necessary because of the complexity of E-Verify, the danger of privacy breaches, pre-screening, and illegal discrimination. Furthermore, there are a variety of potential users of E-Verify, each of whom has different rules and requirements.

The USCIS has also added language that an Employer agrees to contact DHS at 1-888-464-4218 or E-Verify@dhs.gov, immediately in the event of a breach of personally identifiable information.

To access the MOUs visit: http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify/public...ns-memorandums