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Frequently Asked Questions About Employment & Income Verification

The Work Number

1. Is my information secure?

Absolutely. The data is stored in a secure data center.

2. Who is considered a verifier?

A verifier can be any lending institution, property manager, or other business that needs to verify employment or income.

3. Will my verification take longer?

No, it is typically turned around instantly. In addition, the automated service is available anytime, anywhere.

4. What information will I need in order to obtain employment and/or income verification?

If you will be verifying employment only, you will need to provide the verifier with:

  • the Work Number website or telephone number
  • your Social Security Number
  • the University of Cincinnati Employer Code

If you need to obtain employment and income verification, you will need to provide the verifier with:

  • the Work Number website or telephone number
  • your Social Security Number
  • a Salary Key
  • the University of Cincinnati Employer Code

5. What is the Employer Code for my organization?

The University of Cincinnati Employer Code is: 13731. This five-digit code used to identify each organization in the database can be found at www.theworknumber.com using the Our Participating Employers link.

6. How will I know if I have a commercial verification?

Standard employment and income verifications are commonly referred to as commercial verifications.

7. What is a Salary Key? Will I need to create one?

A Salary Key will allow you to have control over third-party access to your income information. If you need to verify proof of income, then you will be required to create a Salary Kay. Please visit www.theworknumber.com or call 1-800-367-2884 to obtain a Salary Key.

8. How will I know if I am eligible to use this service?

If you were active on the University of Cincinnati payroll as of January 1, 2007, then you will be eligible to use TALX. However, if you left the university prior to January 1, 2007, you will still need to contact Human Resources for a verification of employment and/or income.