As many of you know, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the newly revised Form I-9 on March 8, 2013. The announcement requires implementation of the new Form I-9 by May 7, 2013.
During this past week, many of you have asked questions related to the future release and use of Form I-9. The following information is provided in an effort to keep you informed of the progress made thus far.
Q: When will the revised Form be released?
Lookout’s development efforts began in November based upon the Proposed Version of the Revised Form. However, the Final Version approved by the government included significant changes in Section 2 List A. Designs and plans to accommodate the changes announced on March 8th are still progressing. Currently Lookout anticipates release in early April.
Q: Will Lookout customers receive advance notice of the release date?
Q: How much advance notice will customers receive before the release to the Lookout system?
Our goal is to provide at least a one week notice before the release of the new form.
Q: When should the employer begin training related to the new Form I-9?
Employers may choose to provide Revised Form I-9 training at any time.
Q: Will Lookout provide training related to use of the Lookout application as it relates to the new Form I-9?
Yes, a training date will be announced next week. This training will highlight the added fields and the rules associated with them.
Q: What changes should users expect to see when completing the new form I-9 via the Lookout system?
The Lookout system Form I-9 will look like the paper version of the revised form. Logic will be added to our “run checks” feature to account for the new business rules associated with the changes.
We hope that this information assists you in your planning. We appreciate your patience as we work to complete the task at hand. Please contact customer support, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions or concerns related to this notification.