The University of Missouri System contracts with an outside vendor, The Work Number™, to provide a secure employment and income verification service for current and former UM System employees. Access the Work Number by phone or Internet to provide on-demand employment and income verifications. The Work Number™ verifies only employment and income information; it does NOT provide other personal information.
To allow a verifier (e.g., mortgage company representative, potential employer) to verify your employment history, provide your SSN to the verifier. Also, provide the verifier with The Work Number phone and web address so they may easily check your information; contact information is specified in the Employee Quick Reference Guide provided in the Training section of this webpage.
If the verifier needs to confirm your income information, you can obtain a salary key by logging into The Work Number website. The salary key will grant the verifier a single request to view your income information. Provide both your SSN and the salary key to your verifier. Also, provide the verifier with The Work Number phone and web address so they may easily check your information; contact information is specified in the Employee Quick Reference Guide provided in the Training section of this webpage.
The salary key is unique for each request, thus making it very secure.
Current employees may log into The Work Number website and then follow the step by step instructions outlined in the Employee Quick Reference Guide under the Training heading below.
Former employees with termination dates after June 19, 2005, should go directly to The Work Number website. Former employees with termination dates before June 19, 2005, should contact their campus Human Resources office.
The Work Number™ is the largest provider of automated employment and income verifications in the United States. In the past, banks, other lenders, landlords, etc. would contact the University’s HR office. The Work Number replaces those time-consuming phone calls to HR, reducing the risk of human error while providing more timely verifications. The Work Number verifies your information when required for life events such as when you:
- apply for a mortgage, lease or personal credit account
- allow a potential employer to conduct a pre-employment screening
- contract with a potential landlord
You control who can verify your employment and income history by providing your Social Security number (SSN) and a salary key.