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Public Works Employment Verification  
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The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania enacted Act 127 of 2012, known as the Public Works Employment Verification Act (‘the Act’) which requires all public work contractors and subcontractors to utilize the Federal Government’s E-Verify system to ensure that all employees performing work on public work projects are authorized to work in the United States.

The Department defines a “Public Work” to be construction, reconstruction, demolition, alteration and/or repair work other than maintenance work, done under contract and paid for in whole or in part out of the funds of a public body where the estimated cost of the total project is in excess of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) but shall not include work performed under a rehabilitation or manpower training program.

The Department of General Services’ Public Works Employment Verification Compliance Program is responsible for the administration, education and enforcement of the Public Works Employment Verification Act 127 of 2012. It provides contractors and subcontractors with educational outreach, conducts investigations when complaints are received and random audits to ensure compliance with the requirements of this Act.

Please direct your questions to the Public Works Employment Verification Compliance Office

Mail:   Department of General Services Public Works
         Employment Verification Compliance Office
         Room 105 Tent Bldg.
         18th & Herr Streets
         Harrisburg, PA 17125

 

Phone: 717-214-3668

Fax:  717-214-3669

  

Public Works Employment Verification Act 

Statement of Policy as published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin, December 29, 2012, and effective January 1, 2013.

Public Works Employment Verification Form

Public Works Employment Verification Complaint Form

Public Works Employment Verification Act Notice and Appeal Procedure Guidelines 

Overview Presentation of the Public Works Employment Verification Act

Frequently Asked Questions

Click Here to visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Employment Verification web site

 

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