Current and former Stanford employees can authorize the release of salary and W-2 information, as required on loan, job or rental applications, by obtaining a salary key from The Work Number, a website provided by Equifax Verification Services. Third-party verifiers can use the salary key to access the employee’s salary and employment information directly from the website.

  • View the overall information about verifying employment using The Work Number to understand why you need to obtain a salary key. A confidential personal identification number (PIN) is required to access The Work Number website. 
  • Please contact the Financial Support Center to request your confidential PIN if this is your first time logging in to The Work Number. During the login process, you may be prompted to confirm your identity with challenge questions to enable PIN resets in the future.

  1. Select Employee
  2. Select Log In
  3. Enter 10526 in Employer Name/Code: field
  4. Select Continue

    Uncheck Remember my ID on this Computer if you are logging in on a shared computer.

  5. Enter your Social Security Number without dashes or spaces
  6. Select Continue
  7. Enter your PIN (personal identification number)
  8. Select Log In

    You may be sent a one-time passcode to your chosen authentication option to verify your account information.

  1. Select Prove Income to Verifiers
  2. Select Create Salary Key to display your salary key

    For security purposes, create a separate salary key for each verifier who needs proof of employment and income. Salary keys expire after six months

  3. Select + New Salary Key for each key
  1. Select the Email icon of the salary key to email
  2. Enter the email address of the recipient
  3. Select Send
  1. Select the Print icon of the salary key you want to print

    Use caution when printing salary information to a public printer.

  1. Select the X next to the salary key to cancel
  2. Select Delete
  1. Select + New Salary Key and go to the Main Menu
  2. Select Log out
What Happens Next?
  • Salary keys expire after six months.
  • All employment and salary verification transactions are protected by Equifax.
  • Call The Work Number customer support at 1-800-367-5690 for employees, or 1-800-367-5690 for verifiers.
Additional Information
  • Information Privacy and Security: Safeguard your personal information by keeping your Social Security Number and PIN confidential. You can change your PIN at any time by selecting the appropriate My Account option from the The Work Number website. Secure your information by deleting your salary key after you have given your verifier access to your record.

Questions?

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