Verification of Employment and Income - "The Work Number"

To assist current and former staff, faculty and administrators in providing verification of employment and/or income, CSU Northridge participates in "The Work Number," a program supported by the California State Controller’s Office. When you need to provide verification of employment or salary, you should direct a bank, loan or credit institution, or even a background checking company (all referred to as the 'verifier'), to “The Work Number.” This is a national service used by the State of California, many CSU campuses, and other major employers who provide employment verification through a fully automated system. The system is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Using “The Work Number” is free to you and provides you with the benefit of having control of the process by individually authorizing access to your information. You can provide employment and/or earnings information about you such as:

  • Job Title
  • Most Recent Start or Termination Date
  • Length of Service with California State University, Northridge
  • Current Pay Rate (salary)
  • Pay Frequency
  • Gross Earnings for the Past Two Years + Year-to-Date Earnings

"The Work Number” provides three levels of employment verification: Basic, Basic Plus, and Full. From the information below, decide which level of verification is best for you and then click on the link for directions on how to provide the "verifier" with your information.

  • Student, Hourly and Auxiliary Employees, access information on how to verify your CSUN employment and income.

  • Verifiers (third parties such as banks, loan, or mortgage institutions), access information or telephone 1-800-367-5690 for "The Work Number".

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I. The BASIC Level of Verification:

The Basic level of verification provides the verifier with your:

  1. Job Title
  2. Most Recent Start or Termination Date, and
  3. Length of Employment with CSUN.

 Instructions on how a Verifier with access to a Basic level verification.

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II. The BASIC PLUS Level of Verification:

The Basic Plus level of verification provides the Verifier with:

  1. Basic Level verification information, PLUS
  2. Current Pay Rate, and
  3. Pay Frequency

Instructions on how to provide a verifier with access to a Basic Plus level verification.

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III. The FULL Level of Verification provides the Verifier with:

  1. Basic Plus verification information, and
  2. YTD Gross Earnings and Gross Earnings for each of the past two years, if applicable.

Instructions on how to provide a verifier with access to a Full level verification.

All questions should be directed to The Work Number’s Client Service Center at 1-800-996-7566. The Work Number Client Service Center is available Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. PST.