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 Submitting an outdated or incorrect Form I-9 after October 31, 2023 will result in penalties.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

The HR Partners Holiday Video - 2023

We appreciate your business, and we wish you nothing but the best for Christmas and the New Year holidays.

2024 will be an epic year and we can’t wait to work with you to continue the magic.

To view the video, click the image below or click here, and once you see the video on Vimeo, please click the play button. Enjoy!

 Christmas Video 2023


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What our clients say...

East Texas Electric Cooperative

Tambra Offield
Officer Manager
East Texas Electric Cooperative

“I first met Kristina Dietrick and learned of HR Partners at last year’s NRECA Interact conference.  Her presentation on developing an employee handbook was very informative.  Kristina sent me all the materials and introduced me to the staff who worked closely with myself and our General Manager to develop our new employee handbook specifically to fit our needs. 

We were so impressed that when our Board President asked about doing an evaluation of our General Manager’s performance, that we immediately thought of HR Partners.”

We can’t thank HR Partners enough for all their help with our GM’s review process.  Their knowledge and experience made the process so easy. 

I have recommended CBS to all 10 of our distribution cooperative members for all their human resources needs.