Verification of Employment and Income

When you engage in leases, loans, mortgages, and other financial transactions, employment verification may be necessary. Any requests for verification of your employment should be directed to "The Work Number for Everyone." This is a national service used by many major employers which provides employment verification through a fully automated system. The system is available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

This service is not available to student assistants and employees who have an hourly position in addition to their full-time/part-time position.

A "verifier" is an organization seeking employment and/or earnings information about you. A verifier can be a bank, loan, or credit institution, background-checking company, or even a prospective employer. Verifiers may obtain the following types of information from the automated system:

  • Job title
  • Total time with company
  • Current pay rate
  • Pay frequency
  • Gross earnings for past two years + Year-To-Date earnings

 

 Authorization  Types

 Details

 Give the following to the Verifier:

Basic

(Authorization Code NOT Required)

  • First name, Middle Initial, and Last Name Spelled out
  • Employment status/Job title
  • Most recent start or termination date
  • Total time with company
  • Reference number
  • State of California company code: 10396
  • Your ID Number*
  • Tell the verifier to go to www.theworknumber.com and click on the verifier icon to get proof of your employment (no income).
  • If the verifier does not have Internet access or would prefer to use the telephone, have them call 800-367-5690.

Basic Plus

(Authorization Code REQUIRED)

  • Includes "Basic" information
  • Total rate of pay
  • Reference number
  • State of California company code: 10396
  • Your ID Number*
  • An Authorization Code (Salary Key)**
  • Tell the verifier to go to www.theworknumber.com and click on the verifier icon to get proof of your employment (no income).
  • If the verifier does not have Internet access or would prefer to use the telephone, have them call 800-367-5690.

Full Verification

(Authorization Code REQUIRED)

  • Includes "Basic Plus" information
  • Gross earnings for YTD with the breakdown for overtime
  • Gross earning for prior two years
  • Reference number
  • State of California company code: 10396
  • Your ID Number*
  • An Authorization Code (Salary Key)**
Tell the verifier to go to www.theworknumber.com and click on the verifier icon to get proof of your employment (no income).

 

*Your ID Number = The last 6 digits of your Social Security Number + 2 digit month and 2 digit day of your birth.

 **Generating Authorization Codes

You must generate an Authorization Code for each verification.

To generate an Authorization Code, go to www.theworknumber.com or dial 1-800-EMP-AUTH (1-800-367-2884). You may have 3 Authorization Codes outstanding. If unused, they will expire after 6 months.

You will need the following information to generate an Authorization Code (Salary Key):

  • State of California company code: 10396
  • Your ID number (Last 6 digits of SSN, followed by 2 digit month and 2 digit day of your birth)
  • Your PIN (Birth MMDD). (You can change your PIN by dialing 1-800-367-2884)

A six-digit number will be voiced to you over the phone, or you can find it on www.theworknumber.com. This is your ONE-TIME USE Authorization Code or Salary Key.

Refer all questions to the Client Service Center at 1-800-996-7566. The Work Number Client Service Center is available Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. PST. 

SDSU Employees/Former Employees:

In the event that an employee/former employee is in need of a formal letter from SDSU‚ an Employment Verification Request form must be completed by the employee and submitted to the Center for Human Resources for processing via fax, e-mail, or in person.  A letter will be generated and delivered per instructions provided on the request form.  Verification of employment is provided within 2 business days.

 

The Center for Human Resources – Employment Services
Extended Studies Center, room 406
Fax: 619-594-1147
Email: employ@mail.sdsu.edu