SEVIS Release 6.50 Planning Guide Last updated: April 7, 2020 Quick Links:Scheduled Release Date: January 10, 2019Functionality in the ReleaseRelease ResourcesSystem UnavailabilityBatch Users Expand All | Collapse All Scheduled Release Date: January 10, 2019 Functionality in the Release Functionality Affects F/M SEVIS Affects J SEVIS Affects Batch Revise Accrued Unemployment Days for Students on Approved OPT or STEM alert list to add column indicating if student is currently employed. Yes No No Release Resources SEVIS Release 6.50 Planning Guide The following resources will be updated with changes after the release: Alerts and Lists F-1 Optional Practical Training F-1 STEM Optional Practical Training Extension System Unavailability Outage Begins Outage Scheduled to End Friday, January 10, 2020 at 8:00 PM (ET) Friday, January 10, 2020 at 11:59 PM (ET) Currently, SEVP expects the outage to last four hours (approximately). Batch Users Schools and sponsors that use third-party software to push data to SEVIS must plan their batch uploads carefully. Critical Date/Time What Happens Friday, January 10, 2020 at 8:00 PM (ET) to 11:59 PM (ET) SEVIS is unavailable for batch uploads. No warnings issued at this time.