What is a federal work authorization user identification number?

What is a federal work authorization user identification number? 2018-03-07T10:38:23+00:00

The federal work authorization user identification number - What is it and how can you get one quickly? E-Verify can be confusing. We can help you get your federal work authorization user identification number and do E-Verify right.You do business in a state like Georgia, Alabama or Arizona and have been told that, to renew your business license or get paid on a public contract, you need a “federal work authorization user identification number” or to use the “federal work authorization program.”

The Federal Work Authorization User Identification Number… in a nutshell

1.  The “federal work authorization user identification number” (also known as the “E-Verify Company ID number”) is the number that is assigned to businesses when they enroll in E-Verify. E-Verify is a web-based program whereby employers can check whether or not their new hires are eligible to work in the U.S.

2. E-Verify is, for the most part, voluntary on the federal level, but a growing number of states have passed laws requiring employers within the state to enroll under certain circumstances. The state laws use the unnecessarily long phrase “federal work authorization user identification number” to describe the E-Verify Company ID number.

3. There are two ways to enroll in E-Verify — either on your own or through an Employer Agent. (Already enrolled or not sure if you are? Click ‘More info’ below.)

4. If you do it yourself, you will be required to register; sign the agreement; remember a username and password; and take several tutorials and pass a 30-question mastery test before you can access the system and receive your federal work authorization user identification number. This doesn’t happen quickly.

5. The alternative is an Employer Agent; a private company that you can hire to enroll your company and manage your verifications for you. While doing it yourself isn’t “rocket science,” hiring an Employer Agent eliminates the headaches and puts a professional “on the job,” working for you.

6. We are an Employer Agent, authorized by the federal government since 2007 to enroll companies like yours in E-Verify.  With us, there are no tutorials nor mastery tests; no usernames and passwords to remember; and no need to become an expert on E-Verify or devote already-overworked staff to managing verifications.

7. You can enroll easily on this page. If you are in a rush to receive your federal work authorization user identification number, we offer a “rush signup” of four hours or less for a nominal fee.

More info? Click here

1. Enrolling in E-Verify isn’t just “getting a number.” You will be required by your agreement with the federal government to verify some or all (depending on your enrollment type) new hires from your signup date forward. Failure to do so can trigger a government audit, which can result in fines and penalties in the thousands of dollars.

2. For more about E-Verify and our service, go here.

3. For more reasons why you should hire us, go here.

4.  You can read more about the state law here.)

Do you already have a federal work authorization user identification number?

The federal work authorization user identification number is not the same as the username that gives you access to E-Verify (usually the first letter of your first name, the first three letters of your last name, followed by four to six numbers– RGRA45679, for example). The federal work authorization user identification number is a five- to seven-digit number found at the top of your company profile page in E-Verify and called the “Company ID Number.” Recently-issued (March 2018) numbers are in the 1250000 to 1280000 range.

Am I enrolled or not?

If you’re not sure if you are enrolled in E-Verify but want to check (before you hire us to eliminate the headaches!), go here.