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State Service & Employment Verification

The Office of Human Resources & Payroll Services offers assistance with the processing of Prior State Service and Employment Verification requests.

State Service

State service credit is earned when you work for a State of Texas agency or a public institution of higher education in the state of Texas. State service affects your annual leave (vacation) accruals and eligibility for longevity pay. If you transferred to the university from another state agency with no break in service, your vacation and sick leave accruals may be transferred.

The university does not automatically receive information about your state service history, so it's very important to be sure your state service record is complete and correct.

What State Employment Qualifies for State Service?

If you have questions about what previous employment counts toward your state service credit, refer to the State of Texas Agencies List or the list of Public Universities in Texas.

Employment at an independent school district or community college in Texas does not qualify as state service credit for annual leave and longevity purposes, even though this employment often qualifies as creditable service with the Teacher Retirement System.

Requesting Prior State Service

All employees requesting Prior Service Verification must complete the Texas State Service Verification and Release of Information form.  Once the form is complete, the employee will submit it to the Office of Human Resources & Payroll Services.

After all information has been provided from other state agencies, the Payroll Services Coordinator will update state service in Workday and calculate any Benefit Replacement Pay (BRP) or back pay for longevity, if applicable.

Employment Verifications

Listed below are the various types of Employment Verifications handled by Human Resources & Payroll Services.  We are unable to accommodate verbal requests for employment verification.  Please send requests to hr@tamut.edu.

  • Verification of Employment (current, previous & student employees)
  • Prior State Service
  • Salary/Wage Verification
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • 7101 University Ave
  • Texarkana, TX 75503
  • p: 903.223.3000
  • f: 903.223.3104
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