Alabama school boards are required by state law to verify the employment eligibility of newly hired employees by using the federal E-Verify program. New employees are required to provide a Social Security number, and unexpired identity document that contains a photograph, and other acceptable documents that establish employment eligibility. In addition to determining whether a new hire is authorized to work in the United States, E-Verify will confirm that the employee’s name and Social Security number match. The U.S. Department of homeland Security DHS has a service for employees to check their own employment authorization status before going through the E-Verify process at a new job. The E-Verify Self Check gives new employees some additional time to correct any problems they find with their DHS or Social Security Administration records before employment begins. Self Check is located on the rights side of the E-Verify website www.uscis.gov/everify.
It is the official policy of the Alabama Department of Education that no person in Alabama shall, on the grounds of race, color, disability, sex, religion, national origin, or age, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity, or employment.