DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
NAVY EXCHANGE SERVICE COMMAND
3280 VIRGINIA BEACH BOULEVARD
VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA 23452-5724
IN RESPONSE REPLY TO:
January 2, 2002
Dear Business Partner:
The tragic events of September 11, 2001 have resulted in a re-emphasis on enforcement of existing laws. One of these is the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986, which addresses the employment of non-U.S. citizens.
This Federal statute, Public Law 99-603 (8 U.S.C. 1324a), requires employers to verify the eligibility of individuals for employment to preclude the unlawful hiring, or recruiting or referring for a fee, of aliens who are not authorized to work in the United States.
Moreover, by virtue of your firm’s performance of any Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) / Navy Exchange System (NES) contract, including but is not limited to purchase orders (POs and OPOs), purchase agreements, Government Purchase Card transactions, etc., in effect, your company certifies it currently complies and will continue to comply with IRCA. This includes the obligation to verify the identity and employment eligibility of any individual who is or may be employed by your company, and works under any NEXCOM/NES contract. This also includes the obligation to ensure that current and proposed subcontractors/suppliers employing four or more individuals are in compliance with IRCA prior to the award of any subcontract for work under a NEXCOM/NES contract.
Questions regarding compliance under the Act may be directed to U.S. Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service.
H. A. Friedland
Director, Corporate Contract