II. EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATIONS

Florida State University has partnered with Equifax’s The Work Number® database, which is a simple, quick and private way to get your employment and income information to companies as needed. It is available 24/7 so that you can get the decisions you need any time. 

When asked for proof of employment or income, simply provide the following information:

  • Website: www.theworknumber.com
  • Phone: (800) 367-5690, M-F 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (ET)
  • Email: member@equifax.com
  • Employer Codes: 
    • 21627 for faculty, staff, and OPS employees
    • 21642 for student appointments (including graduate assistants and federal work study)
  • The Work Number provides:

    SECURITY

    The Work Number database uses stringent security standards to help protect your personal information. There are also controls in place by law (the Fair Credit Reporting Act) to help protect your privacy. With your consent, your personal data can be retrieved only by credentialed verifiers.

    BETTER SERVICE

    The Work Number is available to those needing your information 24 hours a day. No waiting for your lender or landlord to exchange paperwork with your employer to close the deal.

    CONSENT

    You authorize credentialed verifiers to retrieve your income information by signing a borrower’s authorization form and application for a benefit (such as a loan or social service request), or by creating a salary key (a one-time access code).

    ACCURACY

    The Work Number ensures all your information is correct. The Employment Data Report (EDR) is required by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), so you can view your personal information and who used it. 

Current & Former Employees – View Your Own Employment Data Report

Current and former FSU employees can obtain their own Employment Data Report instantly following the steps below.  The information includes most of your employment dates and income information, plus a list of each time a verifier has attempted to access some or all your data using The Work Number.

  1. Visit https://theworknumber.com/solutions/consumers/employment-data-report/
  2. Select “View Your Data” or scroll down to select other ways to access your employment data:, phone, mail, or email
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  3. Upon selecting “View Your Data”:
    • Enter the Employer Code: 
      • 21627 for faculty, staff, and OPS employees
      • 21642 for student appointments (including graduate assistants and federal work study)
    • Click on the magnifying glass
    • Select “Florida State University” or “Florida State University-Students” and then “Select Employer”
  4. If you have previously created a User ID, then enter your ID followed by your password
  5. If you have not created a User ID previously, then select “Click here” under “Register Now!”
    • Key in your personal information and follow the prompts to verify your identity
    • Follow the steps to create your personal User ID and password
  6. Once logged into your account, select “Request Instant Online Report”
  7. Make the required selections and select “Get Instant Online Report >>”
  8. For those who need to prove income/employment to a verifier, provide the Employer Codes below and direct them to www.theworknumber.com:
    • 21627 for faculty, staff, and OPS employees
    • 21642 for student appointments (including graduate assistants and federal work study)

OTHER

Some verifications must continue to be processed by HR Records and can be submitted to HR-Records@fsu.edu.  These include forms such as Verifications of Instructional Work Experience and Public Service Loan Forgiveness Employment Certification Forms.

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