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Employment and Salary Verification

The University of Kansas and University of Kansas Medical Center uses The Work Number® (TALX Corporation) to provide automated employment and income verifications for our employees.

The Work Number is an automated service that provides you with the ability to quickly provide proof of your employment or income. You benefit from having control of the process, since you authorize access to your salary information. The Work Number provides verification services for over 50 million employees. It is widely used by mortgage lenders, banks, apartment complexes and others (verifiers) who may need proof of employment or income, and it is easy for them to use.  The Work Number will be used when you need employment or salary verification when buying or renting a home, purchasing or leasing a car or applying for any type of loan or credit.   Neither KU nor The Work Number will charge an employee for this service.

KU and KUMC have provided historical data as of calendar year 2013.  Employment and income is updated every biweekly payday. Faculty, staff, students and retirees with active online IDs may access through the myKU portal under Human Resources.

If you have held employment with another organization/company that uses this service, your prior data will be shown along with your KU data.  Neither KU nor The Work Number will charge an employee for this service.

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

Verifiers are required to secure your signature on their document(s) for income verification.

How to Use The Work Number:

For Proof of Employment (All) and Income (Verifiers that are users of The Work Number):

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

  • Your Social Security Number:       
  • University of Kansas Employer Code:  13067

For Proof of Income (Verifiers who are not users of The Work Number):

If the verifier does not subscribe to The Work Number, A Salary Key will be required in order for them to access your income information.  A Salary Key is a six-digit number that allows one-time access to your salary information in addition to your proof of employment.

Step 1: Access The Work Number to create a “Salary Key” that grants one-time access to your income data:

  • The Work Number Access Options for Employees:
    • Option a) KU TALX Website (link on myKU)  (*Update 10/18/2017 the website is down for maintenance and is to be completed this week.)
    • Option b) 1-800-367-2884 (use last 4 digits on SSN and 4 digit birth year as PIN)

Step 2: Select Salary Key Tab

Select Salary Key Tab

Step 3: Select New Salary Key button

Select New Salary Key

Step 4: Select option of delivery E-mail or Print of the Salary Key information.  If selecting E-mail, system will prompt for you to enter the E-mail address to whom you want the Salary Key to be sent.

Select Delivery Option

The Work Number Access Options for Verifiers:

Option a) www.theworknumber.com

Option b) 1-800-367-5690

If you have questions about using the THE WORK NUMBER®, please call the client service team at 800-996-7566.

As of August 2017, security improvements have been made and Internet Explorer on Windows XP operating systems will not be able to access the web site.  Recent versions of Internet Explorer on newer system than Windows XP will continue to operate.


For assistance or questions using The Work Number/TALX, please contact:

The Work Number Client Service Center

Monday – Friday; 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (CST)

1-800-996-7566

1-800-424-0253 (TTY – Deaf)

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