Overview: Employment Verification

Employment verifications are needed to process mortgage, credit card and other loan applications as well as to check references for job applications, prospective tenants and for employees applying for government sponsored social service programs. Stanford contracts with TALX Corporation (a third party service vendor) to provide employment, salary, and immigration verification services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year through The Work Number web site. Stanford does not respond directly to any employment verification requests.

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Responding to Employment Verification Requests (No Salary Information)

After ensuring that the verifier is from a reputable organization, employees should:

  • Provide the verifier with Stanford's Work Number Company Code 10526 and your Social Security Number.
  • Direct the verifier to visit http://www.theworknumber.com or 1-800-367-5690 to obtain verification of your employment without salary information.
Note 1:  Verifiers will be required to register with The Work Number. Most large verification services are already registered and familiar with The Work Number.
Note 2:  A Verification Demo is available from the Verifiers section of The Work Number web site.
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Responding to Salary & Employment Verification Requests

  • Obtain a salary key from The Work Number web site. For instructions, follow How To: Obtain Salary Key for Salary Verification.
  • Provide the verifier with Stanford's Work Number Company Code 10526, your Social Security Number, and your salary key.
  • Direct the verifier to visit http://www.theworknumber.com or 1-800-367-5690 to obtain verification of your employment with salary and W-2 information.
Note 1:  Verifiers will be required to register with The Work Number. Most large verification services are already registered and familiar with The Work Number.
Note 2:  A Verification Demo is available from the Verifiers section of The Work Number web site.
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Responding to Immigration Verification Requests

Immigration verification is used by employees who require documentation of employment status to submit with immigration forms, most commonly to apply for visas for family members. To verify your employment status for immigration purposes:

  • Obtain an Employment Verification Letter for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from The Work Number web site. For instructions, follow How To: Obtain Immigration Verification Letter.
  • Provide a printed copy of the verification letter with your USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) paperwork.
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About The Work Number

  • The Work Number is the nation's number one employment and income verification service used by tens of thousands of businesses everyday to verify a person's employment status.
  • The Work Number is a database-driven service providing automated (and therefore tamper-resistant) employment and income verifications for people who work or have previously worked for any of the employers included in The Work Number database.
  • The data comes directly from the employer's payroll systems so the information is accurate.
  • The Work Number database can be accessed from The Work Number web site at http://www.TheWorkNumber.com or by calling their automated system at 1-800-367-2884.
  • The Work Number Customer Service Representatives can be reached at 1-800-996-7566, Monday – Friday between the hours of 7 AM and 8 PM Central Time.
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