US Citizenship & Immigration Services has issued an advisory directing employer attention to the "Attestation" portion of the Form I-9 required for employment eligibility verification. Section 1 of the I-9, Employment Information & Attestation, asks employees to identify their citizenship or immigration status in one of four ways: a US citizen, a noncitizen national, a lawful permanent resident of the US or an alien authorized to work in the US. USCIS notes employees can make mistakes in choosing the correct designation, and advises employers, who are ultimately responsible for the information provided in Section 1, to carefully check the accuracy of the status chosen. One common mistake is to choose "noncitizen national," which is only for "individuals born in American Samoa, certain former citizens of the former Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, and certain children of noncitizen nationals born abroad." Another mistake is to select "US citizen" if the employee is not a citizen, an error that can lead to a fine imposed on the employer if it's discovered during an I-9 inspection. USCIS reminds employers to provide employees the instructions for completing Section 1. Complete instructions and information about Section 1 of the Form I-9 may be found at the USCIS Website's I-9 Page.