Verification of Employment and Income

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UCI uses a secure automated service called "The Work Number" to provide employment and income verifications for employees. The Work Number provides verification services to over 50 million employees and is widely known to mortgage lenders, banks, apartment complexes, and others who may need proof of your employment or income. The automated service is easy to use and available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week both online and by phone.

Requests for verification of employment and income may arrive by several communications channels, including mail, fax, email, and phone. Regardless of how the request for verification is sent to UCI, the instructions for completing the verification are the same and listed below. 

Fees: The Work Number charges a fee for the verification of employment service. This fee is charged to the verifier but there is a possibility that the verifier may pass the fee on to the employee.

How to Use The Work Number

For Proof of Employment

The employee should provide the person needing proof of employment (also known as the verifier) with the following information:

Using either the phone number or website above, the verifier can complete the verification process.


For Income Verifications

Part 1 – Create a Salary Key

To protect their confidential information, the employee must first create a Salary Key (a six-digit number that allows one-time access to your salary information) by accessing The Work Number via the Web or by phone.

  • Visit www.theworknumber.com or call 1-800-367-2884
  • Select the Employee option and log in using the following information:
    • UCI Employer Code: 15975 
    • Social Security Number
    • Personal PIN (initial PIN is your Birthday (MMDDYYYY) – password changes are required the first time you login) 
  • Select the "Create a Salary Key" option and prepare to write down the six-digit number

Part 2 – Provide Your Salary Key to the Verifier

After the employee has created a key, he or she should give the person needing proof of employment and income (also known as the verifier) the following information:

Using either the phone number or website above, the verifier can complete the verification process.

Questions and Help

For questions or help using The Work Number, please contact their client service center directly.

The Work Number Client Service Center

  • Phone: 1-800-996-7566
  • TTY-Deaf: 1-800-424-0253

Note: While the automated verification service is available 24/7, customer support representatives are only available from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Central Standard Time) Monday through Friday.

Self-Service Verification through the AYSO Website

The At Your Service Online (AYSO) website allows employees to print out a self-service employment verification document.

Simply log into the website, select "Employment Verification" in the Income and Taxes box, and click the provided link to download an automatically generated PDF verification.

Verification for Student Employees

Student employees are excluded from this employment and income verification service. Students should instead contact the UCI Payroll Office for any employment and income verifications.

Payroll Office Website

For more payroll-related information, visit the Payroll Main Menu on Zotportal.