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Worldwide: Employment verification letter. Experience Letter. (Updated Sep 28, 2020.)
Employment verification and experience letters for Hewlett-Packard, HPInc, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, predecessor companies, and successor companies.
The HP Alumni Association is not operated by HPInc or HPE, has no access to employment information, and is not able to forward verification requests. Please read the instructions on this page on how to contact the appropriate company.
There are three ways to provide employment and salary verification.
You need to find out what the specific employer, financial institution, or government agency requires. Details and member advice are given on this page for each method:
1. Earnings Statement (W-2 in the U.S.) or other company document that shows your current or former employment. [Go back to Employment Verification ]
2. Third-party employment verification service. [Go back to Employment Verification ]
3. "Experience Letter" from your former employer documenting your dates of employment, last job title, and -- if requested -- salary. [You are on this page]
3. Worldwide: Letter from the former employer or "Experience Letter."
Any advice you share will be anonymized: firstname.lastname@example.org
Official former-employee pages on company websites. [Directions may not cover all former service.]
With HPInc or HPE, members report that the company emails you a pdf file of a letter documenting your dates of employment, last job title, and -- if requested -- salary. For an exempt employee, the letter gives an annual salary figure (including any target incentive for a salesperson); for non-exempt it gives the hourly rate. HP says: "Standard policy is to provide potential employers with information limited to start date, end date and job title on day of termination. This policy applies equally to employees impacted by workforce reduction." HPAA members indicate that final salary will be provided at your option and that the company may indicate that you are "Retired" if the company has classified you as a "Retiree" -- regardless of what actually happened. If you worked at a company that was acquired, be sure to refer to the company name in your request. Sample Experience Letter
Helpful discussion of Experience Letters on StackExchange: Sample letters that got accepted and rejected
Not always obvious: Which HP-related companies am I a retiree or former employee of? Given HP's complex history of acquisitions, divestitures, and spinoffs, the company or companies that you are legally a former employee of may not be obvious. If any doubt, check here: Which Company
- If you left a
Hewlett-Packard predecessor, such as Compaq or EDS, before
that company was acquired
-- HP is the legal successor to your former employer and should have any
records of former employees.
- If you left the
Hewlett-Packard Company before November 1, 2015 -- or if you
left HPInc. on or after November 1, 2015
-- you are legally a former employee of HPInc. -- regardless of
which part of HP you left.
- If you left the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
(HPE) on or after November 1, 2015 -- you are legally a former
employee of Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
Questions or comments to: email@example.com Do not send employment verification requests to us -- we are not part of the company.
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