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Employment Verification – "The Work Number"

Effective July 13, 2009, employment verifications will be referred to “The Work Number”.

The-Work-Number or 1-800-367-5690

The Work Number is an automated service used to provide instant employment and income verification. Instead of contacting the Human Resources Office, banks, lenders, etc. will now contact The Work Number to obtain this information. This service provides you control of the verification process and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through web or by phone.

Employees from local companies such as Hallmark Cards, Sprint, State of Missouri, Kansas City School District and the city of Kansas City use this service. It is a fast secure method of handling your personal information. Mortgage and loan companies, banks, and property management companies are very familiar with using automated verification systems.

There are two types of verifications, proof of employment and proof of employment plus income. Proof of employment contains no salary information. It provides your name, current employment status, most recent start date, total time employed and job title. For these you will have provided your social security number to the lender through their application process and need only inform them that the verification be directed to The Work Number.

Proof of employment plus income contains all of the basic information plus rate of pay and earnings for the current year in addition to the total earnings two years prior. For these verifications you will need to provide a salary key to the person needing the information. You create the salary key upon request. You are the only one who can create a salary key and present it to a verifier. Each salary key you create can be used only once and for a limited amount of time.

You may log in to the work number to monitor use, if you want to receive e-mails for important activity in your account or change your PIN number. Your initial PIN number is the last 4 digits of your social security number plus 4 digit year of birth. You will be forced to change your PIN number. Please note: Human Resources does not have access to your PIN number and any questions should be directed to The Work Number.

We will soon send you a convenient wallet size step by step guide through your departmental payroll contact.

For detailed information on obtaining employment verification refer to How Do I - Obtain Employment Verification?


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Cory Kinder

Human Resources Specialist II

Courtney Daniels

Human Resources Assistant

Dedra Sanders

Human Resources Assistant

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