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What are the record retention requirements for employment and payroll documents?

Please see the Federal Recordkeeping Requirements for a list of the recommended number of years to keep documents.

I am trying to clean up and organize my personnel files, where should I start?

The Iowa Bankers Association (IBA) has put together, “Auditing your Personnel Files” which includes guidelines on organization, record retention guidelines, and an overview on who should have access to personnel files.

How do I complete an I-9 correctly?

The government has put together a Handbook for Employers, guidance for Completing Form I-9.

The I-9 Form can be downloaded here,

If I need to audit my I-9’s what resources should I use?

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has a great resource in I-9 Central. You can download the form, see what is new, and get recommendations on completing an I-9 audit.