Employment & Salary Verification

THE WORK NUMBER® is a service of TALX Corporation that provides university faculty and staff with an automated process to handle employment verifications. It allows our university faculty and staff to have their employment and salary verified within a matter of minutes. This fast, 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 their website at 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 and enter the UofL employer code, 11443, your employee ID number and your PIN (month and day of your DOB and 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


If you are an employee and have any questions with the information being pulled from The Work Number, please email hradmin@louisville.edu.   

If you are a verifier and have a discrepancy or not able to pull information from The Work Number, please email hradmin@louisiville.eduwith your concerns along with the applicant’s certificate of authorization. Please note, if there is no information pulled from The Work Number for code 11443 for your applicant, the applicant could 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. Please note, a University of Louisville Hospital employee, is a separate entity and you will need to reach out to them directly. Please reach out to the hospital’s HR at 502-588-0418 or email hrfyi@ulp.org.

Public Loan Forgiveness Program

The University of Louisville currently provides verification of employment for sections 3 and 4 on the Public Service Loan Forgiveness application and certification for current and previous employees. Please send the form via email to hradmin@louisville.edu. We will review your information in our system and complete Sections 3 and 4 on your behalf. If you wish to drop off your form, please allow a 3 business day turnaround time unless otherwise arranged.

The university is only responsible for completing sections 3 and 4 of the form. For more information on this program, please visit Federal Student Aid, an Office of the US Department of Education or contact your loan servicer.