Thu., November 12, 2009 12:47pm (EST)

SRS Contractors Hiring Questioned
By Noel Brown
Updated: 5 years ago

AUGUSTA, Ga.   —  
The Department of Energy found that subcontractors working at the Savannah River Site weren't properly verifying the eligibility of their foreign workers. (photo courtesy U.S. Dept. of Energy)
The Department of Energy found that subcontractors working at the Savannah River Site weren't properly verifying the eligibility of their foreign workers. (photo courtesy U.S. Dept. of Energy)
Subcontractors at the Savannah River Site will have to be more careful when it comes to hiring new employees. That comes after a federal audit of SRS showed cases where the eligibility of foreign workers wasn’t properly documented.

The report issued by the Department of Energy shows that out of the 21 subcontractors surveyed last year, 22 percent failed to properly fill-out Employment Eligibility Forms. And four of those subcontractors failed to fill out the forms altogether.

The DOE says incomplete forms were missing important information, including signatures proving that employee identification documents had been verified. The report also showed that 16 out of 60 employees were using other people’s social security numbers.

Officials at SRS say they have contacted the subcontractors and let them know that all employment regulations must be followed more strictly.