||Affects F/M SEVIS
||Affects J SEVIS
|Change to the calculation of days of unemployment for post-completion and STEM OPT to a cumulative count
The release will change how SEVIS calculates the days of unemployment that a student may accrue while on post-completion and STEM optional practical training (OPT).
After October 26, 2018, SEVIS will calculate the total number of unemployment days, as required in regulation. SEVIS will check the record daily and count every day where there is a gap in employment. The unemployment counter is displayed in the expanded view of the SEVIS Employment Information page.