Government Agencies Have Limited Activities During Government Shutdown

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
The government shut down has affected numerous government agencies.  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is closed with only a limited number of EEOC services available.  The following activities will not take place during the shut-down:

  1. Staff will not be available to answer questions from the public, or to respond to correspondence from the public.
  2. While we will accept charges that must be filed in order to preserve the rights of a claimant during a shutdown, these charges will not be investigated.
  3. Insofar as the courts grant EEOC's requests for extensions of time, EEOC will not litigate in the federal courts.
  4. Mediations will be cancelled.
  5. Federal sector hearings will be cancelled, and federal employees' appeals of discrimination complaints will not be decided.
  6. Outreach and education events will be cancelled.
  7. No FOIA requests will be processed.

E-Verify is currently unavailable due to a government shutdown.

While E-Verify is unavailable, employers and employees will not be able to access the E-Verify accounts. As a result, the following activities will be  be unable to:
  • Enroll any company in E-Verify
  • Verify employment eligibility
  • View or take action on any case
  • Add, delete or edit any User ID
  • Reset passwords
  • Edit your company information
  • Terminate an account
  • Run reports
  • View 'Essential Resources.' 
In addition, E-Verify Customer Support and related services are closed. As a result:
  • Employees will be unable to resolve Tentative Nonconfirmations (TNCs).
  • Telephone and e-mail support will be unavailable. Emails may be sent, however, USCIS will not respond until they reopen.
  • E-Verify webinars and training sessions are cancelled.
  • E-Verify Self Check will not be available.
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