I-9 - New Form - PLEASE READ

As of August 1, 2023, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) began accepting the new Form I-9, superseding the previous version revised in 2019. 

Until October 31, 2023, either the old Form I-9 or the new Form I-9 will be accepted. After October 31, 2023, only the new Form I-9 will be accepted. Submitting an outdated or incorrect Form I-9 after October 31, 2023 will result in penalties. To avoid these penalties, it is important to become familiar with the new Form I-9 prior to this deadline.

The new Form I-9 updates the technological sophistication and greatly streamlines the entire process. Some highlights include:

  • Reduced instruction length from fifteen (15) pages to eight (8);
  • These instructions clearly define each actor in the process, and the steps each actor needs to take step by step;
  • Updated technological compatibility to allow for easier downloading and completion on all devices, including mobile phones and tablets;
  • Allows certain fields to be left blank instead of being rejected for not typing N/A;
  • Revised the Lists of Acceptable Documentation; and
  • Provides direct links to government resources within the document to answer questions that frequently come up during this process.

The new Form I-9 will greatly streamline the employment verification process, both for employers and new hires. The links below will take you to the updated Form I-9, as well as the instructions for completing it. For additional assistance and resources on using the updated Form I-9, please contact HR Partners at 785-233-7860. 

New Form I-9: https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/document/forms/i-9.pdf

Instructions: https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/document/forms/i-9instr.pdf

New Form I-9 (Spanish): https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/document/forms/i-9-spanish.pdf

Instructions (Spanish): https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/document/forms/i9-INS-Spanish.pdf

Honoring our Veterans

As part of our ongoing support of the Topeka Community, we would like to take this opportunity to shine a spotlight on Channel 27 News and their weekly Veteran Salute segment. 

This week, Channel 27 highlighted John Dietrick's service in Vietnam. To read the full article or watch the full interview, click on the image below or click here. 

We are thankful to John, and all our Veterans, for their service! 


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Bruce Graham
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Kansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc.

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