USCIS hires ECU for awareness effort

GAINSVILLE, VA: The US Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has tapped ECU Communications to develop a public education and outreach plan.

GAINSVILLE, VA: The US Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has tapped ECU Communications to develop a public education and outreach plan. The deal includes two, one-year extension options worth $10 million in total.

ECU will implement programs to promote USCIS' employment information services, called E-Verify and Save. E-Verify is a free, Web-based system, operated jointly by USCIS and the Social Security Administration, which allows employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their employees.

Meanwhile, Save is a provider of automated status verification information to federal, state, and local benefit-granting agencies. USCIS is a unit of the Department of Homeland Security.

Account work will include improving employer awareness, understanding, and compliance with both services, as well as increasing user enrollment. Efforts will also include educating employees and stakeholders about their rights and responsibilities, according to Federal Business Opportunities documents.  

A USCIS representative was not immediately available for comment.

ECU has worked with the National Institute of Mental Health and Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

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