According to Homeland Secretary, Janet Napolitano, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will soon be proposing a new regulation that would get rid of the 2007 No-Match Rule. The No-Match Rule was blocked by court order just after it was issued; it has never taken effect. The rule called for procedures that employers could follow after receiving SSA No-Match letters or DHS notices that called into question employment eligibility information provided by their employees.
These notices typically would provide information to employers that an employee’s name and Social Security Number did not match SSA records months after the employee hire date. Many times, these No-Match cases were due to typographical errors or unreported name changes.
Napolitano and her department, who fully support the E-Verify program, believe that E-Verify addresses data inaccuracies that result in some No-Match cases and can better assess actual individuals unauthorized to work in the U.S.