Office of Human Resources
Employment Verification - The Work Number
Employment Verification FAQ
Q: What is The Work Number?
A: The Work Number is a company that provides employment verification information for the University of Rochester and its employees.
Q: What is a verifying company?
A: A verifying company is typically a lender, bank, mortgage company, housing complex or employer that requests information of the employee about their job information or salary information.
Q: Do I have to use The Work Number for employment verifications?
A: Yes, all employment verifications and income verifications are done through The Work Number. Please note that Subpoena’s and requests for copies of documents will handled by Valerie Johnston at 585.275.7031.
Q: What is a Salary Key?
A: A salary key is a special authorization code that the employee generates in order to authorize the release of income information.
Q: I don’t have access to a computer can I still get a Salary Key?
A: Yes, The Work Number offers a telephone option for all employees, simply call 1-800-367-2884. You will need your social security number, your date of birth, the Company Code (11968) and a pen and paper to write down the authorization number they provide.
Q: Do employees have to pay for an employment verification to be done?
A: No, employees will not be charged for asking that their records be released. The charge for this service is covered by the verifying company.
Q: If I no longer work at the University can I have my employment verification done?
A: Yes, you will maintain the ability to have a verifying company access your employment and income records through The Work Number. You will also be able to create a salary key even after you leave the University’s employ.