USACM Member to Testify on Employment Eligibility Verification System

By David Bruggeman
June 6, 2007

On Thursday, June 7, at 10:00 AM, Peter Neumann, USACM Member and Principal Scientist at SRI, will testify to Congress on behalf of USACM regarding proposals to expand and make mandatory the Employment Eligibility Verification System (EEVS). The EEVS is a query-based system that allows employers to verify the work-eligibility and identity documentation that employees provide upon being hired. Currently this is voluntary system running as a pilot program with about 16,000 employers participating. As part of overall immigration reform efforts, Congress is considering legislation to expand this system and make it mandatory that all employers use it to verify an employees legal work status.

Seeking input on the technical issues associated with this system, the Committee on Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee asked USACM to provide expert testimony. Peter Neumann, a long-time member of USACM and expert on security, privacy and trustworthy systems, will provide his and USACM’s perspectives on this issue. The hearing will be webcast. You can watch it here: