The Work Number for Employment Verification

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The Work Number User Guide
Frequently Asked Questions

*For additional employment verification questions, please contact Payroll at (916) 278-6211.*

California State University, Sacramento uses The Work Number® for employment and income verifications.  This service provides quick and secure access through the web or a touch-tone telephone and is available seven days a week, 24 hours a day!  No more waiting for business hours to provide your information, as The Work Number® gives you the benefit of having control of the process by authorizing access to your information.  

Select from the topics below to obtain more information on this process:

How to Use The Work Number

The Work Number Guide

The Work Number

www.TheWorkNumber.com

1-800-367-5690

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General Information

Who can be a "verifier"?

A "verifier" is an organization seeking employment and/or earnings information about you.  A verifier can be a bank, loan or credit insitution, background checking company, or even a prospective employer.  Verifiers can obtain the following types of information from the automated system:

  • Job Title
  • Total time with company
  • Current Pay Rate
  • Pay frequency
  • Gross earnings for past two years in addition to Year-to_Date earnings

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Who can verify CSU, Sacramento employment?

Employment verification can only be done through The Work Number.  Department chairs, managers, or staff shall not verify employment.  CSU, Sacramento uses The Work Number to provide employment or income verifications to organizations such as mortage companies or rental agencies.

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The Work Number "Employee ID"

When using The Work Number, your Employee ID will be the last six (6) digits of the employee's Social Security Number along with the two (2) digit month and two (2) digit day of birth (do not include spaces or dashes).

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Generating a Salary Key

You must generate a Salary Key (or Authorization Code) for each verification.  Each Salary key may be used only once.  An employee may have up to three active salary keys at one time.  To generate a Salary Key, CLICK HERE to be directed to the instructions on How to Verify Employment

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