SEVP increased the total number of field representatives in 21 states across the United States. These field representatives function as liaisons with the SEVP and the 9,000 educational institutions with international student enrollment. Field representatives provide support to schools in the form of education on SEVP's programs and regulations and actively work to develop the data integrity to the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). The goal is to increase the number of field representatives to 60 with 20 representatives being located in three regions: eastern, central and western.