Employment and Salary Verification

Employment and Salary Verification


You may need to verify your employment or salary if you are buying a home, renting an apartment, establishing credit, applying for a loan, purchasing a car, traveling (if you have immigrant status), etc.

University of Virginia has partnered with The Work Number, an Income and Employment Verification service. Please review the attached link for additional information or contact The Work Number for your verification needs. Their services are available 24/7 for your verification needs. The Work Number database is a simple, secure, and discreet way to help get proof of your employment and income information to companies when needed.

Companies requesting employment verification are charged a fee for the service. If the verification cost is then billed to the employee, The Work Number may refund the transaction cost to the employee. Considerations for reimbursement include the following:

  • Reimbursement is limited to transactions that are explicitly indicated on an invoice as a Work Number transaction
  • More general transactions indicating administrative or processing fees are not eligible for reimbursement
  • The employee must provide proof of the charge to Talent Support (i.e., letter or invoice from the company and payment of the fee, receipt, copy of check)

Public Service agencies: Visit “Social Services” on The Work Number website or call 800.660.3399

The Work Number requires verifiers to provide an Employer Code. This code identifies our organization with The Work Number. Below are all associated Employer Code for the University of Virginia, Medical Center and the University Physicians Group.

  • Academic 14053
  • Medical Center 14563
  • University Physicians Group 19623

Please note that If the employee you are trying to verify employment for has had an Internal transfer within the last three years you will need to pull another report for that employer code.

How to Use The Work Number

Get answers to your questions about how to use The Work Number®.

  • Employment Verification

    Give the verifier (the person needing proof of your employment) the following information:

    • UVA Employer Code: 14053
    • The Work Number website and phone number (see resources)
  • Salary/Income Verification

    A One-Time Passcode (OTP) will be issued to any new or returning Work Number users. Use the following steps to log in to the application.

    1. On The Work Number website, select the employee option and log in

    • Enter your username: Your UVA email ID in all CAPS > Click Continue
    • Enter your PIN: Last four digits of your Social Security number, followed by your four-digit year of birth (you will choose a new password after initial login)

    2. Verify your User Information

    • If you are a first-time user, you will be asked to provide basic personal information, including address, phone, and email.
    • If you a returning user, enter the username and password you created previously.
    • An OTP will be sent to the address, phone, or email associated with your account. Follow the prompts to enter the OTP.
    • First-time users will be prompted to reset their password once they have verified their identity.

    3. Give the verifier (the person needing proof of your employment and income) the following information:

    • Your Social Security number
    • UVA Employer Code: 14053
    • The Work Number contact information (see resources)
  • Viewing Your Own Information

    • Complete Step 1 and Step 2 above
    • Choose “I want to provide proof of employment and income” or “I want my employment data report”

    Employees that need an Immigration Verification for Travel

    • Complete Step 1 and Step 2 above
    • Choose “I want to provide proof of employment and income”
    • Choose the Immigration tab and the verification letter will generate (see Sample Immigration Form)