SDSU Research Foundation is required to use the Department of Homeland Security's E-Verify system to verify that all new employees hired after February 11, 2010 and any existing employees currently working on federal contracts, are eligible to work in the U.S. E-verify is an internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration that verifies employment eligibility.
The new regulations require that employees not be permitted to work until they have provided documentation to SDSURF Human Resources that proves they are legally eligible to work in this country. Please be sure to send your new employees to the Human Resources department on or before their first day of work, along with their completed TEAF or Special Pay forms that indicate the first day of work. If SDSURF is found to be out of compliance, we could be barred from receiving federal grants.
Please be aware that SDSURF will not be able to employ anyone whose employment eligibility cannot be satisfactorily verified. There is a detailed appeal and correction process for employees whose submitted data does not match government databases, and employees may work during the correction process. However, if the employee either refuses to pursue correction or fails to get employment authorization after completing the process, he or she may no longer work at SDSURF. Should this unlikely situation arise, you will be notified immediately by Human Resources.
All new hire forms are located in the Human Resources department (4th floor, Gateway Building, 5250 Campanile Drive) or can be downloaded from our website: https://www.foundation.sdsu.edu/forms_index.html.
Thank you in advance for helping ensure compliance with this new federal requirement.