WSU Today: Oct. 7, 2019 Message from President Andy Tompkins and Vice President Werner Golling about E-Verify


Wichita State University (WSU) has recently made the decision to standardize the method by which employee eligibility to work in the United States is verified by the University. Today, WSU utilizes two different methods to verify work authorization: 1) employees complete a Form I-9 and provide applicable documents; 2) employees working on a federal government contract complete a Form I-9, provide applicable documents, and are then processed through the E-Verify system. E-Verify is a web-based system that allows employers to verify work authorization for employees by matching information provided by employees on the Form I-9 against records available to the Social Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security.

Over the coming months, WSU will transition to one consistent method of verifying work authorization, including completion of E-Verify for all employees. While the transition to E-Verify will mean that most employees will be required to participate in confirming their eligibility to work even if they have done so previously, it will result in efficiencies by having one electronic process, and will meet the higher level of security standards required by federal agencies and federal prime contractors. Please look for more detailed information in WSU Today in the coming weeks on how you participate in this process.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience as we complete this important transition for the University.

President Andy Tompkins and Vice President Werner Golling



Updated: 3/11/2020 LNP