Employment & Income Verification through the Work Number®

Kansas State University uses The Work Number® to provide automated employment and income verifications for our employees.  The Work Number is an automated service that provides employees with the ability to quickly provide proof of their employment or income. Employees benefit from having control of the process, since they authorize access to their information. The Work Number provides verification services to over 80 million employees. It is widely known to mortgage lenders, banks, apartment complexes and others who may need proof of an employee’s employment or income, and it is easy for them to use.

The Work Number can be used anytime, anywhere — available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

How to Use The Work Number:

For Proof of Employment:

Step 1: Give the person needing proof of your employment, the verifier, the following information

  • Your Social Security Number: 000 – 00 – 0000
  • Kansas State University Employer Code: 12525
  • The Work Number Access Options for Verifiers:
    1. www.theworknumber.com
    2. 1–800–367–5690
For Proof of Employment Plus Income:

Start by creating a Salary Key. A Salary Key is a six-digit number that allows one-time access to your salary information. Here’s how to create a Salary Key:

  • Step 1: Access The Work Number either via the Web or telephone:
    1. www.theworknumber.com
    2. 1–800–367–2884
  • Step 2: Select the Employee option and Login. To Login, have the following information:
    • Kansas State University Employer Code: 12525
    • Your Social Security Number: 000–00–0000
    • Your PIN: the last 4 digits of social security number plus mmyy of your birthday
  • Step 3: Select the "Create a Salary Key" option and prepare to write down the six-digit number
  • Step 4: Give the person needing proof of your employment plus income, the verifier, the following information:
    • Your Social Security Number: 000–00–0000
    • Kansas State University Employer Code: 12525
    • Your Salary Key (from Step 3): 000000
    • The Work Number Access Options for Verifiers:
      1. www.theworknumber.com
      2. 1–800–367–5690
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