First Advantage Launches SAFEi9 for Comprehensive I-9 Processing

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<strong>St. Petersburg, Fla. &mdash; March 27</strong><br />The employer services segment of First Advantage Corp. announces the launch of SAFEi9, a comprehensive, proprietary Web-based tool that allows employers to pre-enroll and execute electronic I-9 forms for new employees, efficiently responding to the federal Immigration Reform and Control Act. <br /><br />The Immigration Reform and Control Act mandates that U.S. employers must verify the employment eligibility status of newly-hired employees and makes it unlawful for employers to knowingly hire or continue to employ unauthorized workers. Through a seamless electronic interface with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), First Advantage&rsquo;s SAFEi9 delivers the necessary data captured during enrollment for proper verification. In addition, the system is fully integrated with First Advantage&rsquo;s comprehensive talent acquisition solution.<br /><br />&ldquo;Employers often face difficulty managing the compliance process with Homeland Security and seek a user-friendly solution to properly submit critical information on their employees,&rdquo; said David R. Wirta, executive vice president of First Advantage&rsquo;s Employer Services segment. &ldquo;Keeping vital records up-to-date on all employees is crucial to the overall performance of an organization and a necessary step to help ensure a safe and secure workforce.&rdquo;<br /><br />SAFEi9 is comprised of three components:<br /><br /><ul><li><strong>Applicant registration: </strong>A Web-based application that pre-populates the I-9 form, validates applicant credentials (i.e., passport, green card, etc.) and submits candidate data to DHS for Employment Eligibility Verifications (EEV).</li><li><strong>Hiring manager module:</strong> A portal that managers use to verify candidate data and execute the I-9 forms.</li><li><strong>Administrative Web site:</strong> A Web site in which company officials can monitor and view expiration dates of documentation and EEV results.</li></ul><br />Additionally, SAFEi9 services can be customized to meet specific business requirements and create a completely paperless verification process. Customized applications can include an error-detecting electronic Form I-9 solution, an e-signature and the ability to utilize high-security features and e-storage, which securely stores I-9 forms along with accompanying documents. <br /><br />SAFEi9 also offers a telephone registration option, enabling customers to initiate a digital submission to DHS. Customers utilizing this service may receive responses via fax machine or retrieve them online. Employers may also add 90, 60 and/or 30-day management alerts in advance of the expiration of employees&rsquo; work authorization documents as well as comprehensive Form I-9 consulting, auditing and process installation services to manage the complete verification process. <br /><br />Finally, customers may opt to completely outsource the I-9 process to First Advantage. First Advantage operates a network of 200 certified secure third-party locations where candidates can go to have their online I-9 forms and credentials reviewed and executed. <br />

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