Employment Verifications

The Work Number

Employment and salary verifications for "State" employees are processed through the automated system: The Work Number.

Whether renting an apartment, buying a house, purchasing a car, or doing anything else that requires employment and/or salary verification, The Work Number is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via internet or phone.

The Work Number offers quicker loan approvals, speedier employment verifications, and up-to-date information for verifiers (organizations that need credit or employment reference information).

If you have any question about how to use the system, call The Work Number customer services number 1-800-367-5690 or visit The Work Number web site.

For more information on the Work Number please visit the SCO The Work Number Employment and Income Verification website.

How to Use The Work Number

*PLEASE NOTE: Your Employee ID for The Work Number is: last 6 digits of your social security number + two digit month/two digit date of your birthdate. (example: 1234560714)

For Proof of Employment Only:

Give the person (the verifier) needing proof of your employment the following information:

  • Your Employee ID: last 6 digits of your social security number + two digit month/two digit date of your birthdate (example: 1234560714)
  • State of California Employer Code: 10396
  • The Work Number Access Options for Verifiers

For Proof of Employment and Income:

Step 1. Create a Salary Key. A Salary Key is a six digit number that allows one-time access to your salary information.

  • Access The Work Number either via the web or by telephone
  • Select the Employee option and log-in. Provide the following information:
    • State of California Employer Code: 10396
    • Your Employee ID: last 6 digits of your social security number + two digit month/two digitdate of your birthdate (example: 1234560714)
    • Your PIN – Two digit month/two digit date of your birthdate (example: 0714)
    • Security questions – upon the initial log-in employees will need to set up a personal security image, security questions and their work phone number.
  • Select "Create a Salary Key" option and prepare to write down the six-digit number.

    NOTE: You may have a maximum of three salary keys active at one time. Each salary key can be used only once. After it is used or if not used within six months, the salary key is automatically removed from the system.

Step 2. Give the person (the verifier) needing proof of your employment and income the following information:

  • Your Employee ID: last 6 digits of your social security number + two digit month/two digit date of your birthdate (Example: 1234560714)
  • State of California Employer Code: 10396
  • Your Salary Key (from Step 1)
  • The Work Number Access Options for Verifiers

The Work Number work sheet is also available to easily provide the required information to a verifier.