IDR is pleased to help employees get the necessary information for proof of employment or income.
How does the verification process work?
The Work Number® is an automated service that protects your personal information during the verification process. This secure service is used when you apply for a mortgage or loan, a job, lease an apartment or any other instance where proof of employment or income is needed.
The Work Number® access options for verifiers: www.theworknumber.com or 1-866-604-6570.
Provide the person needing proof of your employment the following information:
- Your social security number
- IDR Employer Code: 84035
What is The Work Number®?
The Work Number® from Equifax is an automated income and employment verification service that instantly provides proof of income and employment for employees to help them access loans, credit, and public aid.
It’s used by lenders, property managers, creditors, social service agencies, and other requestors, collectively called “verifiers,” who require confirmation of individuals’ employment status and often income.
This service helps fulfill these requests by privately transmitting payroll information through the provider’s software for greater data accuracy. Verifiers obtain consent from employees for their employment and income information during the application process for access to a loan, lease, credit, or government benefit.
The Work Number is the nation’s largest provider of automated income and employment verifications for more than 2.5M employers from businesses of all sizes and industries. More than 75,000 credentialed verifier organizations trust the service for its automated and direct payroll information.
There are no fees to employees from Equifax or Paylocity for this service.
Do employees consent to their information being provided to verifiers?
Verifiers obtain consent from employees for their employment and income information during the application process for access to a loan, lease, credit, or government benefit. If a verifier requests an employee’s income information, the verifier is required to certify to The Work Number that they have a record of the employee’s consent specific to its request for income information.
What information does a verifier get from The Work Number?
The Work Number can provide different types of verifications for different purposes. For example, if a consumer is seeking a new job, the hiring employer might want to verify past employment, while a mortgage lender will typically need to verify income in detail before approving a loan. If a consumer applies for public aid from a social service agency, they too will need a verification of income.
How does the service provide security in responding to employment and income requests?
The Work Number service maintains globally recognized certifications in data management and security, verifier credentialing, multi-factor authentication, onsite inspections, and auditing of data use. Protecting the data entrusted to them is their top priority.
The Work Number helps eliminate your potential risk when responding to a fraudulent request, providing more information than is permissible to a lender or government agency, or making an error in the information provided.