Copiah-Jefferson Regional Library (CJRL) provides equal opportunity for all library employees or applicants for employment. CJRL does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, pregnancy, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, age, or physical or mental disability. This policy affects decisions including, but not limited to, an employee's compensation, benefits, terms and conditions of employment, opportunities for promotion, training and development, transfer and other privileges of employment.

IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CONTROL ACT (IRCA)

CJRL only hires persons who are legally authorized to work in the United States. IRCA requires employers to verify the employment eligibility of all new employees.

Employees must complete an I‐9 form within three (3) days of starting to work. This form is used to verify identity and authorization to work. For more detail and updates, see the U.S Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel for Immigration‐Related Unfair Employment Practices http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/osc/.

MISSISSIPPI EMPLOYMENT PROTECTION ACT

Pursuant to Mississippi Code of 1972, Annotated, § 71‐11‐3, CJRL participates in EVerify, the federal government’s voluntary employment verification program. CJRL is registered for and utilizes the Department of Homeland Security’s E‐Verify System by submitting social security numbers of new hires to verify their immigration status and employment eligibility. The E‐Verify program is used to verify new hires only after an I‐9 form has been completed. The program does not pre‐screen applicants or re‐verify the employment eligibility of current employees.

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