Issuance Number: 2020-01

Date: February 4, 2020

To: SDWP Subrecipients

From: Andrew Picard, VP of Programs

Subject: New Extension for Temporary Protected Status Employment Documentation


The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced new extension dates for valid Temporary Protected Status (TPS) related documentation for six countries: El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan. America’s Job Center of California (AJCC) staff should be aware of these extended dates when verifying authorization to work documentation.

When verifying authorization to work, AJCC staff must use the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Form I-9. AJCC staff should note the new dates automatically extend the validity dates of the Employment Authorization Documents; Notice of Action (Form I-797) and Arrival/Departure Record (Form I-94). The validity dates for the affected countries are as follows:

TPS Designation(s) Current Expiration Date New Expiration Date
El Salvador, Haití, Nicaragua, and Sudan January 2, 2020 January 4, 2021
Honduras January 5, 2020 January 4, 2021
Nepal March 24, 2020 January 4, 2021


Please refer to SDWP Operations Manual, Chapter 4. Part 1 and 2 for the Verification of Right to Work policy.


This new requirement is in effect as of the above issuance date. If you have any questions regarding this issuance contact your Contract Administrator at (619) 228-2900.