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Employment Verifications

A verification allows you to prove you are employed and prove your income. Whenever you borrow money you will likely be asked by the lender how much you make and where you are employed. You may be asked for this information when you move into an apartment, apply for a job or request aid from a social service agency.

With The Work Number, verifying agencies are able to access your information quickly and easily online, any day of the week.  Allowing you to make life choices at your pace, without having to wait for your employer to provide information.

SIUE is now using The Work Number to process all Verifications of Employment (VOE) for current and previous employees which includes job status and income verifications.

The Work Number will provide proof of employment and wage information via their website or telephone number. Employment Verifications can be used whenever proof of employment and/or proof of income is needed. The Work Number allows for Faculty, Academic Professional, and Civil Service staff to receive timely, paperless employment verifications when needed.

For additional information, please see Links of Interest to the left of the page.


  • Fast. The company verifying your employment information ("verifier") receives your data by phone or Internet within minutes.
  • Easy. You use a 1-800 number to manage your employment information. The verifier accesses data via a 1-800 number or the Internet.
  • Secure. You control access to your information. Do you want to make your salary history available, or just your employment dates? It's up to you.
  • Accessible 24 hours a day. You don't have to wait several business days to be approved.


  • If you want to provide salary information, call 1-800-367-2884 or go to and create a six digit Salary Key by using your SSN and PIN (last 4 digits of your SSN and 4 digit birth year (YYYY)).
  • Give the requester your SSN, Salary Key (if providing salary information), and the following phone number: 1-800-367-5690. They will also need Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Employer Code 17915.

What We Can Release

  • Dates of employment
  • Position titles
  • Salary information

What We Do Not Release

  • Performance information, including attendance, reliability, etc.
  • Disciplinary information
  • Reasons for leaving
  • Reasons for any absences (sometimes requested for insurance claims)
  • Supervisor contact information.
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance Information
  • Worker's Compensation Information

To begin your online employment verification request Click Here or call 1-800-367-5690.

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