What is Employment Verification?
Employment verification is a service the DOE provides upon request by employees and third-parties with a legitimate interest in an employee’s employment history. This information is often requested so that the employee (or third-party) may:
- Obtain financial credit (e.g., car loan or mortgage)
- Qualify for a lease (e.g., apartment or car)
- Prove eligibility for social benefits (e.g., subsidized housing or child care)
- Demonstrate teaching experience to another school district
- Verify service history and past pension contributions for retirement systems
- Determine proportion of employee’s pay that should be garnished in order to satisfy debt
Who is Eligible to Make Requests?
Employment verification can be requested by both current and former DOE employees as well as third-parties (e.g., mortgage companies, prospective landlords, agencies extending social benefits).
The process for submitting and fulfilling the request is identical, regardless of whether it is submitted by the employee or the third-party.
What Type of Information is Provided?
Employment verification includes information such as – but not limited to – job title, date of hire, and current salary. It does not include information concerning personal attributes such as an employee’s character. However, some performance information, such as annual ratings for certain populations, may be released.
For a full list of acceptable requests, please see our Frequently Asked Questions section.
Note: Please be advised that we do not complete third-party forms.