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Worldwide: Employment verification letter. Experience Letter. Updated Jan 9, 2020
The HP Alumni Association is not operated by HPI 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 US) 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 the 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.]
- HP Inc official US External HR Support page [Only gives instructions for current HP Inc employees. Former HP employees, see green section below.]
- HPE official US External HR Support page [Gives some instructions for former HP employees. Page comes up very slowly.]
With HPI 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.
Helpful discussion of Experience Letters on StackExchange: Sample letters that got accepted and rejected
First step: Which Company am I a retiree or former employee of? HP Inc, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Compaq, DEC, DXC, EDS, Micro Focus, Tandem... or multiple companies? Given HP's complex history of acquisitions, divestitures, and spinoffs, the company that you are legally a former employee of may not be obvious. Before contacting one of the HP-related companies, 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 HP Inc. on or after November 1, 2015
-- you are legally a former employee of HP Inc. -- 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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