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I-9 Employment Verification Process

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First Published  :Tue Nov 25 03:51:37 GMT 2014
Last Modified  :Tue May 17 18:35:17 GMT 2022
Last Published  :Tue May 17 18:35:17 GMT 2022
Summary :  Reference for employees who have inquiries regarding I-9 forms, employment eligibility, and the process for employment verification. Audience: All US based employees


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    Welcome to Tufts!

    Completing your I-9 is a critical, required step in your on-boarding, and we look forward to assisting you.

    There are two steps to completing your I-9:
    1. Complete Section 1 of your I-9 online on eServe (Employee Self Service).  Log into eServe and complete the New Hire I-9 steps, prior to your first day, ideally earlier.  After you have completed Section 1 in eServe, you will receive an email with a link to choose between two options for step 2, the in-person verification.
    2. Have your I- 9 documents verified in-person.  At Tufts, you have two options for in-person verification within 3 business days of your employment at Tufts. This cannot be completed prior to your start date.
    A) Inspection of documents by a Tufts Support Services Representative:  You will need to make an appointment. Click on the campus where you would like I-9 Documents verified (this does not need to be the campus you are working on). We cannot guarantee walk-in appointments will be accommodated at this time, to adhere to social distancing guidelines.
    • Boston Office - Tufts Dental School Building - 1 Kneeland Street, 15th floor, Room 1519, Boston, MA
    • Grafton Office - Central Services Building – 7 Jumbo’s Path, Grafton, MA
    • Medford/Somerville Office - TAB Building, 3rd Floor, Finance Lobby – 169 Holland St., Somerville, MA 
    • SMFA Office230 The Fenway - Front entrance of the SMFA Dean’s Suite in room B203a, Boston, MA
    B) Inspection of documents by a witness of your choosing using “I-9 Everywhere”. This allows you to select an individual in your network to view your I-9 documents in person. You do not need to come to campus. This option is open to all employees, whether they are working on a Tufts campus or fully remote.  For a brief overview of the I-9 Everywhere process, please watch this video:
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    Please note: If the I-9 (Section 1 and 2) are not completed by the end of the 3rd business day of hire, not including the day of hire, you will may not be allowed to work and may not be paid. The in-person verification cannot be completed prior to your start date.


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