Employment & Income Verification

It is the policy of Louisiana State University to protect the privacy of each employee. Organizations who wish to verify the employment of a Louisiana State University current or past employee will use an automated external employment verification service designated by Louisiana State University. Louisiana State University uses The Work Number® to provide automated employment and income verifications on our employees.

The Work Number is an automated service that provides you with the ability to quickly provide proof of your employment or income. You benefit from having control of the process, since you authorize access to your information. The Work Number provides verification services to over 50 million employees. It is widely known to mortgage lenders, banks, apartment complexes and others who may need proof of your employment or income, and it is easy for them to use.

All employment and income verification requests must use this automated service*. Louisiana State University will provide Federal, State, and local government agencies any employee information required by law.

*Excludes the following verifications: any prior state service, student, graduate assistant, social service, prior teaching service. Please contact the Office of Human Resource Management for those request only, 225-578-8200. 

The Work Number can be used anytime, anywhere – available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

How to Use The Work Number:

Give the person needing proof of employment, the verifier, the following information:   

  • Your Social Security Number
  • Louisiana State University Employer Code: 14544
  • The Work Number Access Information: www.theworknumber.com or 1-800-367-2884 

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

Employee authorization is not required for a Verification of Employment. The Verification of Employment includes job title, total time with company, and start or termination date. The majority of our verifications will be Verifications of Employment, requiring no employee authorization.

Step 1: Access The Work Number either via the Web or telephone: www.theworknumber.com or 1-800-367-2884

Step 2: Select the Employee option and Login. To Login, have the following information:       

  • Louisiana State University Employer Code:  14544
  • Your Social Security Number
  • Your PIN (Default: Last Four Digits of Social Security Number)

Step 3: Select the “Create a Salary Key” option and prepare to write down the six-digit number.

Step 4: Give the person needing proof of your employment plus income, the verifier, the following information:       

  • Your Social Security Number
  • Louisiana State University Employer Code:  14544
  • Your Salary Key (from Step 3)
  • The Work Number Access Options for Verifiers: www.theworknumber.com or 1-800-367-5690

As an employee of Louisiana State University, you may handle a variety of confidential matters regarding other employees, clients, and other information. When doing so, it is your responsibility to respect the highest level of privacy for your fellow employees. Employees are prohibited from releasing employment or income verification information. This policy is designed to protect the company and employee from any potential liability.