The I-9 is the Employment Eligibility Verification form that is required by the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
The I-9 is extremely important in the hiring process, and not following the guidelines for completion can delay an employee’s start date. Beginning 7/1/2011, employees are required to use a system called “Tracker” for completing all I-9s, rather than a paper I-9 form.
The I-9 must have section 1 completed and be “electronically” signed by the employee before or on the first day of employment. Section 2 must be completed by the employer within 3 days of employment. In order for section 2 to be completed, the employee must present original documentation. The list of documents that can be presented are listed on page 5 of the I-9 (please do not complete or print the I-9 form itself now that the university is using Tracker). Your new unit will give you instructions on how to access Tracker in order to complete section 1.
Civil Service new hires will complete the I-9 during the Civil Service New Hire Orientation at Illinois Human Resources.