Employers Contracting with Third Parties for Employment Verifications (VOEs)

Many employers contract with companies to respond to VOE requests from a variety of sources, such as state child support agencies or lenders. Several companies offering this service to employers—including the largest VOE provider, TALX (The Work Number)—are considered consumer credit reporting agencies and are subject to legal requirements about giving notice in some situations. Dear Colleague Letter 12-12 explains these requirements in more detail.