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Employment Verification

Keep Life Moving Forward…..

Buying a home? Moving into an apartment? Purchasing or leasing a car? Verifying past employment?

You will need proof of your employment or income!

The UMass System has selected The Work Number, the nation’s leading employment verification service, to securely and instantly provide the verifications you need to keep Life Moving Forward.


Employee Login Instructions *NEW*

Download The Work Number Instructions

For Proof of Employment, provide your creditor:

  • or 1-800-367-2884
  • UMass Employer Code: 18128
  • Your Social Security Number

In most cases, your consent is provided at the point of application for a service when you sign a loan application or similar agreement and a Salary Key is not required, but if you are asked to provide one from the verifier, these instructions illustrate how to create a Salary Key.

Creating a Salary Key


I. For Commercial Verifications (mortgage lenders, pre-employment, property leasing, credit cards, etc.)

Please visit and select “I’m a Verifier”. You will need to provide the following:

  • Employer Name or Code: UMASS
  • Employer Code is 18128
  • Employee’s Social Security Number

II. For Social Services Verifications* (including Medicaid, SSI/SSDI, SNAP, TANF, Child Support, Public Housing, etc.)

Please visit and select “I’m a Verifier”.  You will need to provide the following:

  • Employer Name or Code: UMASS
  • Employer Code is 18128
  • Employee’s Social Security Number

*Available to qualifying assistance agencies only 

Verifiers who require additional information beyond what is provided by The Work Number should fax their request to UMass Dartmouth Human Resources (508-999-8869) along with the information obtained from The Work Number and the additional information that is required.

Additional Information

The Work Number service from Equifax is the leading resource for income and employment verification services nationwide. It provides verifiers an instant, automated solution for verification of employment, income and identity, based on payroll records contributed directly from thousands of employers.

Prior to using The Work Number, all verifier organizations must successfully pass a credentialing process, which validates legitimacy and permissible purpose, in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Over 200,000 credentialed verifiers rely on The Work Number to securely deliver fraud-proof information that virtually eliminates reliance on applicant-provided data, helps increase regulatory and internal compliance, while adding to operational consistency and efficiency.

In addition to permissible purpose, The Work Number also requires that verifiers have documented consent of the employee-consumer to access income information. Consent is generally established via a signed acknowledgement at the point of application for a loan or service. The Work Number fulfillment process is purpose-built for completing verifications and securely delivering critical decisioning data with unparalleled speed and efficiency.

To learn more about The Work Number from Equifax, please visit

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