TWN_logo Why The Work Number?

The Work Number is an automated service that provides instant employment and income verification.  This fast, secure service is used when applying for a mortgage or loan, for reference checking, leasing an apartment or any other instance where proof of employment or income is needed.  You benefit from having control of the process – authorizing others access to your information.
The Work Number can be used anytime, anywhere - available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week How to Use The Work Number:

For Providing Proof of Employment:
Give the person needing proof of your employment, the verifier, the following information

  • Your Social Security Number
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Employer Code:  13948
  • The Work Number web address:  www.theworknumber.com


For Providing Proof of Employment Plus Income:
Start by creating a Salary Key. A Salary Key is a six-digit number that allows one-time access to your salary information. Here’s how to create a Salary Key:

  1. Access The Work Number via the Web at www.theworknumber.com
  2. Select the Enter Employee Section option and start the Login process.
    • Provide the Employer Code:  13948 and select the GO button.
    • Select “I want to provide proof of employment and income.”
    • Enter your six-digit Employee ID and PIN.  (Your six-digit Employee ID can be found on your pay stub and your default PIN is your Employee ID + the last two digits of your year of birth.  Example:  If your Employee ID is 135791 and your year of birth is 1975, your default PIN will be 13579175.)
  3. Select the “Create a Salary Key” option under the Verifications heading and prepare to write down the six-digit Salary Key number
  4. Give the person needing proof of your employment and income, the verifier, the following information:
    • Your Social Security Number
    • Employer Code:  13948
    • Your 6-digit Salary Key (from Step 3)
    • The Work Number web address:  www.theworknumber.com

To Create an Employment Verification Letter with UTHealth Logo:

  1. Access The Work Number via the Web at www.theworknumber.com
  2. Select the Enter Employee Section option and start the login process.
    • Provide the Employer Code:  13948 and select the GO button.
    • Select “I want to use other account features.”
    • Enter your six-digit Employee ID and PIN.  (Your six-digit Employee ID can be found on your pay stub and your default PIN is your Employee ID + the last two digits of your year of birth.  Example:  If your Employee ID is 135791 and your year of birth is 1975, your default PIN will be 13579175.)
  3. On the main employee page, you will notice five tabs across the top.  Click on the IMMIGRATION tab.
  4. Print the employment detail page using a color printer.  

The employment verification letter provided by this process is an official verification generated from The Work Number suitable for all immigration services processes.  Because this verification is system-generated with data that originated directly from UTHealth's payroll system, it is tamper-resistant and represents a higher level of authenticity than hand-generated verification letters or employee-furnished copies of paystubs or W2s.  

The Work Number Client Service Center can assist Mon. – Fri.; 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (CST)  1-800-996-7566 or 1-800-424-0253 (TTY-Hearing Impaired)