As a result of continuing litigation, the U.S. government has agreed to suspend implementation of its rule requiring most federal contractors and subcontractors to start using E-Verify. The new target date for implementation of the FAR E-Verify regulation is September 8, 2009.

In a related note, USCIS has invited public comments on the E-Verify Program Designated Agent Process. An E-Verify Designated Agent is a liaison between E-Verify and employers who choose to outsource submission of E-Verify employment eligibility verification queries for newly hired employees. E-Verify Designed Agents conduct the verification process for other employers or clients.