Verifications of Employment and Letters of Recommendation

Letter of Recommendation

In Human Resources, we often receive questions from employees asking if they are allowed to provide feedback to people outside the college (employers, other colleges, etc.) for students, colleagues or direct reports. As there has been significant litigation involving reference information and the possibility of personal and college liability, we combed through the multitude of information available and hope you find the following rules of thumb helpful.

Verification of employment forms or requests that you receive:

  • If you are an employee of our college, please forward these requests to Human Resources to handle.

Recommendation letters you are asked to write:

  • If you are an employee of our college writing a recommendation letter or email for a current/former Green River student, you MAY use Green River letterhead and/or email.
  • If you are an employee of our college writing a recommendation letter or email for a current/former employee or colleague (that was not a student of Green River) you MAY NOT use Green River letterhead and/or email.

We appreciate your cooperation in following these rules of thumb. If you have specific questions about recommendation letters, do not hesitate to contact our office!

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