Employment Verification

Do you need proof of employment or income?

The Work Number is an automated service that protects your personal information during the verification process. This secure service is used when you apply for a mortgage or loan, a job, lease an apartment or any other instance where proof of employment or income is needed. 

How it works

Need proof of employment or income?

Give the person needing proof of your employment the following information:

  • Your Social Security Number
  • The George Washington University Employer Code: 14290
  • The Work Number access options for verifiers: The Work Number or 1-800-367-5690

Need to create a Salary Key?

A salary key is one form of employee authorization used to release income. If a verifier is requesting a salary key from you, please take the following steps:

  1. Access the Work Number for employees online at The Work Number or at 1-800-367-2884
  2. Select "I’m an Employee"
  3. Select “Enter Site” 
  4. Enter the Employer Code (14290) and select “Log In”
  5. Select "I want to provide proof of employment and income"
  6. Enter your User ID (your full social security number) and select “Continue”
  7. Enter your PIN and select “Log in” - your initial PIN is the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number followed by your 4-digit birth year.
  8. Select “Create a Salary Key”
  9. Select “Create Another Salary Key”
  10. Write down the six-digit number ______________

Provide the person requesting the salary key with the following information:

  • Your Social Security Number
  • The George Washington University Employer Code: 14290
  • Your salary key
  • The Work Number access options for verifiers: The Work Number or 1-800-367-5690