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Last updated 20-Nov-2019

The Employment Information page shows a history of a student’s employment authorizations and employer(s). To view the Employment Information page: 

  1. Go to the Student Information page.
  2. Select Employment Information link under the View list on the left side of page. The Employment Information page opens.

A screenshot of a the Employment Information page.

Employment Information Page Description

 The following information displays on the Employment Information page:

Unemployment Counter for Active Employment Table

The Unemployment Counter for Active Employment ID XXX table displays days allowed, accrued, and remaining for the active period of post-completion OPT or STEM OPT, which are both identified by the Employment ID.

  • Days Allowed: Total number of days allowed for unemployment, during the entire employment period:
    • Post-completion OPT-only: 90 days
    • Post-completion OPT and STEM OPT: 150 days
  • Days Accrued: Total number of unemployment days thus far, during the employment period. Note: For STEM OPT, this includes any days accrued while on post completion OPT.
  • Days Remaining: Total number of allowed unemployment days remaining.

All Employment Table

The All Employment table displays the following:

Column Name Description and Information to Note

Expand iconClick green, plus icon to expand and display:

  • Any employer information a DSO or student may have entered.
  • Any accrued unemployment

Collapse IconClick red, minus icon to collapse and hide employer information.

Active [OPT]

Dark dot when a student is in an active period of OPT, as shown below; otherwise, the field is empty.

Screenshot of the Active column with a black dot indicating a student is on active OPT

Employment Type Type of employment authorization:
  •  CPT
  • Pre-Completion OPT
  • Post-Completion OPT
  • Off-Campus

Note: There is no indicator for on-campus employment.

FT/PT Employment is either:
  • Full-time (FT) or
  • Part-time (PT)
Status Status of the employment request:
  • Requested
  • Approved
  • Denied
  • Canceled
  • Pending
  • Withdrawn
School School whose DSO entered the employment request in SEVIS.
DSO Recommended Start and End Dates

Dates requested by the DSO for the student to work.

For example:

  • Bob will finish his academic program on May 25, 2014. On April 30, 2014, Bob requests OPT authorization from June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015.
  • His DSO processes the request.
  • In SEVIS, the dates display as:
    • DSO Recommended OPT Start: 06/01/2014
    • DSO Recommended OPT End: 05/31/2015
Actual Start and End Dates
  • Actual Start Date: The first date the student can legally work. SEVIS populates this field with the USCIS-approved Start Date.

Note: For STEM OPT this will be the day after post-completion OPT ends.

  • Actual End Date: The last date the student can legally work. By default, it is the same as the USCIS‐approved OPT End Date, but is modified by SEVIS to the same date as the:
    • Transfer Release Date, if the student transfers to another school before the OPT ends.
    • Registration Date, if the student changes educational level before the OPT ends.
    • Termination Date, if record is terminated before the OPT ends.
    • Cap Gap Extension Date, if the student is eligible for it.

For example:

  • In October 2014, Bob transfers to another school. The DSO sets the Transfer Release Date to December 30, 2014.
  • On December 30, 2014, SEVIS:
    • Transfers Bob's record to the new school.
    • Shortens Bob’s employment Actual End Date to December 30, 2014.
  • In SEVIS, the dates display as:
    • Actual Start Date: 6/20/2014
    • Actual End Date: 12/30/2014
Level Student’s level of study at the time of the employment request.
Receipt Receipt number assigned by USCIS to an employment application.
Employment ID SEVIS auto-generated number for each employment authorization.


pay attention to an important pointThe Employment Information page lists all employment authorizations for an individual’s SEVIS ID at a particular school. It does NOT list any authorizations for the same individual with another SEVIS ID or from another school.

Employer Information

The following employer information displays on the Employment Information page after clicking the green, Expand icon:

Column Name Description and Information to Note
Employer Name (EIN)

Name of the employer and the employer identification number (EIN), if entered.


  • This could be the company name.
  • EIN is required for STEM employers. 
Employer ID SEVIS auto-generated ID number for each employment authorization.
Job Title Student’s job title.
FT/PT Employment is either:
  • Full-time (FT) or
  • Part-time (PT)
Start/End Dates Dates the student began and ended work with this employer.
City, State and ZIP Address of the employer; to include city, state, and ZIP code.
Explanation How the employment is related to the student’s program of study. 

Lists any actions available relating to the employer.

  • Uploads: Opens the Form I-983 Upload page, which allows DSOs to:
    • Upload documents.
    • View list of documents uploaded for the employer.


  • This Uploads link displays only for STEM OPT employers.
  • The contents of the uploaded documents cannot be viewed in SEVIS.
  • Future Actions: To be determined.
Accrued Days of Unemployment

Total number of days when there is no employer information for each:

  • Post-completion OPT authorization.
  • STEM OPT authorization.

Last updated: The last date SEVIS ran the unemployment calculator.

Note: CPT and Pre-completion OPT will display “Not Calculated.”


pay attention to an important pointFor additional related information, see SEVIS Help Hub articles:

Icon Guide

See the SEVIS Help Icons on the SEVIS Help Hub for a quick-reference of the icons used in this job aid.