The Work Number

Keep Life Moving with Easy, Secure Employment and Income Verification

The University of Miami has partnered with The Work Number® from Equifax, an independent service, to provide secure, automated employment and income verifications for current faculty and staff. 

UM employees can now provide The Work Number website (www.theworknumber.com) when applying for a loan, buying a car, leasing an apartment, or similar instances where proof of employment or income is needed. The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days per week, making it faster for University employees to have their income verified for credit rapidly and easily, even on weekends or during evening hours, often without the need to provide further cumbersome paper documentation such as pay stubs to lenders or other service providers.

To use The Work Number service, visit www.theworknumber.com

AUTHORIZING ACCESS TO YOUR DATA

If you’re asked for proof of employment or income from an external verifier, you may provide them with:

  • Your employer code:  25389
  • Your social security number
  • The link to The Work Number:  www.theworknumber.com

LOGGING IN TO THE WORK NUMBER

*If this is your first time accessing The Work Number, follow the steps below:

  1. Visit The Work Number's employee log in page 
  2. Click LOG IN
  3. Enter your employer’s code (25389) and click Log In
  4. Enter your social security number and click Continue
  5. Enter your default PIN*: last 4 digits of SSN + YYYY of birth and click Log In

REQUESTING YOUR EMPLOYMENT DATA REPORT

To find out what The Work Number shares with verifiers, you may access a copy of your Employment Data Report (EDR) once per year.

To view your EDR, follow the steps below:

  1. Log in to your employee account at www.theworknumber.com
  2. Click Request Instant Online Report
  3. Select the state you are employed in
  4. Select a reason for your request
  5. Select whether to show your full social security number on the report or mask it
  6. Click Get Instant Online Report

GENERATING A SALARY KEY

For added protection, you may provide verifiers with a salary key for one-time access to your data.

To generate a salary key, follow the steps below:

  1. Log in to your employee account at www.theworknumber.com
  2. Click Prove Income to Verifiers
  3. Click Create Salary Key
  4. Click New Salary Key
  5. The new salary key can be printed or emailed with instructions for the verifier on how to use it through The Work Number. Alternately, the salary key itself can be provided to the verifier along with your employer name or code (25389) and your social security number.

Note:  At any point, select the Salary Key Activity link to view the status of any keys you’ve created (used, unused, expired).

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

View the list of frequently asked questions to learn more.

RESOURCE GUIDES

ABOUT THE WORK NUMBER

The Work Number is a fast and secure way to provide proof of your employment or income—a necessary step in many of today’s life events including obtaining credit, financing a home or automobile, obtaining a housing lease, or securing government benefits or services. The Work Number simplifies the verification process and accelerates qualifying decisions through an online system available to verifiers

24 hours a day, 7 days a week.