Q: What is The Work NumberTM?
A: The Work NumberTM is a convenient, secure, automated employment and income history verification system accessible by phone or the Internet. It provides accurate and timely employment and income verifications for current and former University of Missouri employees.
Q: Why is the university using The Work NumberTM?
A: Employment and income verififcation is often required for a mortgage application, personal credit approval, pre-employment screening, and tenant screening. Using The Work NumberTM greatly speeds up verifications for employees and reduces the cost of HR staff manually retrieving and reporting information.
Q: When do I need to use The Work NumberTM?
A: Anytime you need your employment or income verfified, such as when you apply for employment, an apartment lease, a loan, or mortgage.
Q: What do I need to use The Work NumberTM?
A: Complete the lending, lease, or other application document with the lender, landlord, prospective employee, etc. To enable employment verification, provide your SSN to the verifier, who will then contact The Work NumberTM via phone or Internet. To enable income verification, also provide a single-access salary key from The Work NumberTM.
Q: How do verifiers obtain employment and income information from The Work NumberTM?
A: You must provide your SSN to a verifier to access your employment information. You must obtain from The Work NumberTM a unique salary key each time you want a verifier to confirm income information. The salary key grants a single access to your income information, making the information very secure.
Q: How do obtain a salary key?
A: Call or log in to The Work NumberTM through myHR and follow the few simple steps as outlined in the instructions.
Q: What information is provided for employment verifications?
Q: What information is provided for income verifications?
Q: What if I have multiple appointments with the university?
A: The information provided by The Work NumberTM comes from your primary appointment.
Q: Other than employment and income history, what other information is available through The Work NumberTM?
A: None. The Work NumberTM provides only your payroll data, employment history, and nothing more.
Q: What is a Social Services Verification?
A: Various social service agencies manage economic self-sufficiency programs that administer federal, state, or local public assistance funds to low-income families and individuals. Eligibility for these programs is determined by an applicant's monthly income. Caseworkers must verify the applicant's employment and income before providing assistance. The Work NumberTM Social Services Verification helps agency workers determine program eligibility, track program benefits, support quality control, and investigate potential fraud.
Q: Why can't an agency that previously had access to The Work NumberTM no longer log in to the website?
A: This is most likely the result of the agency not updating their user information following some recent enhancements. They should contact The Work NumberTM directly to get their information updated and access to verifications restored.