Request Records

The following are contacts for records requests:

  • Open records requests (law firms, reporters) call the Office of General Counsel at (844) 224-5818.
  • Online 1099-G Tax Information - Will be available on Jobs4TN in 2017
  • Proof of unemployment for social services (food stamps, housing, loans) and historical unemployment records (1099-G tax info and proof of receipt) - (615) 442-7009

Unemployment Records

T.C.A. § 50-7-701 and 20 CFR Part 603, requires that information obtained from claimants and employers be kept confidential with certain exceptions.

The Employment Security Legal Division and the Special Services unit process requests for unemployment records.

The following persons may submit a request:

  • Claimant
  • Employer
  • Government Official
  • Government Official Contractor
  • Third party

Employers, Government Officials and their Contractors, and Third Parties, please call (615) 741-3170 to obtain the proper Release Form.  Requests may be faxed or mailed.

The fax number is: (615) 532-7386

State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Employment Security Legal Office
220 French Landing Drive, Suite 3B
Nashville, Tennessee 37243

Claimants and others requesting letters to verify dates of unemployment, benefit history and check history, please call (615) 442-7009.  The request must be made in writing and a signed authorization may be required.  Requests and authorizations may be faxed to (615) 253-4649 or mailed to the following address:

State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Special Services
220 French Landing Drive, Suite 3B
Nashville, Tennessee 37243
 

Delivery of Documents

This Department does not offer the option to deliver records in person. The methods of delivery are mail, fax and email. Documents mailed or faxed require a pre-payment with charges assessed by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, in accordance with the Schedule of Reasonable Charges from the Office of Open Records Counsel.