Employment Verification (Proof of Employment)

Obtaining Proof of Employment

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

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

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:

  • Access the Work Number for employees online at The Work Number
  • Select "Log In" then "View My Data"
  • Enter the University Employer Code: 14290 and "Select Employer"
  • Enter your User ID and select “Continue”
  • Enter your Password and select "Log In"
  • Review your security contact preferences if necessary and Select "Continue" then "Save"
  • Select the “Salary Key" tab
  • Select “+ New Salary Key”
  • 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