FN45.  A university may elect to contract with a designated third party agent with I-9 software that interfaces directly with the E-Verify system so that the I-9 information does not have to be retyped into E-Verify.  If a university elects this option, it must sign a different MOU, “The E-Verify Program for Employment Verification Memorandum of Understanding for Employers Using a Designated Agent,” in which the university, the designated agent and the Department of Homeland Security are all parties.  If a designated agent is selected, the designated agent will perform the employment verification queries for the university.  The university, however, is still responsible for resolving tentative and final non-confirmations.  Please note that the university cannot insulate itself from noncompliance liability by using a Third Party Agent.