Employment & Salary Verification

THE WORK NUMBER® is a service of TALX Corporation that provides university employees with an automated process to handle employment verifications. It allows employees to have their employment and salary verified each pay cycle (bi-weekly or monthly), according to the employees’ pay schedule. This secure service is used for mortgage applications, reference checks, loan applications and apartment leases; anything that requires proof of employment, including social services. It is quick, accurate, and best of all it is easy.

Requested information is printed directly from theworknumber.com or voiced and/or faxed to verifiers who would access the system through an 800 number.

For proof of employment only

If someone is requesting proof of your employment, provide them with the following:

  • The UofL employer code: 11443
  • Your employee ID number
  • The link to www.theworknumber.com or 1-800-367-5690

For proof of employment and salary

Step 1: You must create a salary key

  • Visit www.theworknumber.com, navigate to the “Menu” dropdown and locate the “View My Data” tab. Next, enter in the UofL employer code [11443] to locate the University. As a first-time user, your username will be your employee ID number and your password will be the month and day of your DOB and the last four of your SSN – for example, 1/15 1111, 01151111. 
  • Under proof of employment, create a salary key. Write down your salary key.

Step 2: Provide the following information to the person requesting proof of your employment and salary

  • The UofL employer code: 11443
  • Your employee ID number
  • The salary key you created in step 1
  • The link to www.theworknumber.com  or 1-800-367-5690

Verification Questions?

UofL University Employees: If you are a university employee and have any questions with the information being pulled from The Work Number, please email 

UofL Health Employees: Employees who work in a UofL Health hospital will need to reach out UofL Health HR directly. Please reach out to the hospital’s HR department at 502-588-0418 or hr.ulp@uoflhealth.org

Verifier of Employment: If you are a verifier and have a discrepancy, or not able to pull information from The Work Number, please email   with your concerns along with the applicant’s certificate of authorization. To view what information can be released, please review the Personnel Records Policy.

NOTE: if there is no information pulled from The Work Number for code 11443 for your applicant, the applicant may be a vendor associated with the University of Louisville and not paid through our Payroll department. If this is the case, they will not be under The Work Number and you will need to reach out to the vendor associated with the applicant.

Public Loan Forgiveness Program

Human Resources provides employment verification for previous and current employees by completing sections 3 and 4 of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness application. The application can be submitted via the PSLF Help Tool (DocuSign), emailed to askhr@louisville.edu, or dropped off to Human Resources. Please note: It may take up to 3 business days for Human Resources to return your application once it’s been submitted.

Before submitting the application, doublecheck the FEIN listed. The FEIN for the University is 61-1014882. If you are an employee of University of Louisville Hospital/Physicians Group/Health, you will need to submit your PSLF form to the hospital’s HR Office at hr.ulp@uoflhealth.org.

For more information on the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, please visit Federal Student Aid, an Office of the US Department of Education or contact your loan servicer.