DHS permits employers to share E-Verify information with South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation

To all E-Verify Employers in the State of South Carolina:

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now permitting E-Verify Employers in the State of South Carolina to disclose information received from E-Verify to the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (LLR).

The E-Verify Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), in Article II.C.13 provides,

"The Employer agrees that it will use the information it receives from SSA or DHS pursuant to E-Verify and this MOU only to confirm the employment eligibility of employees as authorized by this MOU. The Employer agrees that it will safeguard this information, and means of access to it (such as PINS and passwords) to ensure that it is not used for any other purpose and as necessary to protect its confidentiality, including ensuring that it is not disseminated to any person other than employees of the Employer who are authorized to perform the Employer's responsibilities under this MOU, except for such dissemination as may be authorized in advance by SSA or DHS for legitimate purposes."

DHS has determined that the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation's audits of employers using the E-Verify system constitute such a legitimate purpose. Therefore, South Carolina Employers and their E-Verify Employer Agents can now release E-Verify information, respective to their own, internal employees, in response to an inquiry from an LLR official.

If you receive an inquiry from an LLR official, you must log in to E-Verify and run the E-Verify User Audit Report. However, if your company uses an E-Verify Employer Agent (EEA), ask your Agent to provide you a paper copy or electronic copy of this report. Once you have the report, you will need to delete some of the fields in the report and include others.

Follow the chart below for guidance on what information to include:

Fields to Include Fields to Delete
Company ID Number Parent Company ID
Company Name User ID
City Access Code
State Pilot
Initiated By Card Number
Initiated Date Alien Number
Case Verification Number I-94 Number
Last Name SSN
First Name Three Day Exception
Hire Date Three Day Exception (Other)
Initial Resolution
Additional Resolution
DHS 3rd Step Resolution
Additional 3rd Step Resolution
Case Closure Date
Closure Descr