Employment and Income Verification

Buying a home or a car? Applying for a loan? Leasing an apartment? You’ll need proof of your current employment or income. This information from the university is provided by The Work Number and can be accessed 24/7 online or by phone.

The Work Number service is used when you apply for a loan, need a reference check, lease an apartment or any other instance where proof of employment or income is needed. You benefit from having control of the process – by authorizing access to your information.

Current OU Employment

Need employment verification?

Follow these easy steps:

1. Print this webpage.
2. Write your social security number on the lines below.
3. Give this printed page to the person requesting proof of your employment.


Obtaining Proof of Employment for an OU Employee

  1. Access The Work Number online or by phone (1-800-367-5690). 
  2. Enter the University of Oklahoma's Employer Code: 13879.
  3. Enter the employee's social security number.
    The employee should provide their social security number here:  ___ ___ ___-___ ___-___ ___ ___ ___

NOTE: You will need permission from the employee in the form of a Salary Key to verify income.

Need a Salary Key for employment plus income verification?

You control who has access to your income information by providing a unique Salary Key to each verifier. You can have three active Salary Keys at a time.
Follow these easy steps:

  1. Print this webpage.
  2. Write your social security number on the lines below.
  3. Access The Work Number online or by phone (1-800-367-2884)
  4. Use the "Employee Login" box. To Login, use the following information:
    1. University of Oklahoma Employer Code: 13879  
    2. Your User ID is your social security number.
    3. Your Password/PIN: What is my Password/PIN?
  5. Select the “Create a Salary Key” option and write down the Salary Key provided to you by The Work Number in Step 4 below.
  6. Give this printed page to the person requesting proof of your employment plus income.

Obtaining Proof of Employment & Income for an OU Employee

  1. Access The Work Number online or by phone (1-800-367-5690). 
  2. Enter the University of Oklahoma's Employer Code: 13879.
  3. Enter the employee's social security number.
    The employee should provide their social security number here:  ___ ___ ___-___ ___-___ ___ ___ ___

  4. Enter the Salary Key provided by the employee.
    The employee should provide their Salary Key from The Work Number here: ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___

Applying to a social services agency?

Follow these easy steps.
  1. Print this webpage.
  2. Write your social security number on the lines below.
  3. Give this printed page to your case worker. 

Instructions for Social Services Agencies

Case Workers: 
The University of Oklahoma offers two ways to request verifications for an employee. You can contact The Work Number directly (recommended) or fax your request to OU.

Option 1: The Work Number (Recommended)

  1. Register: To use The Work Number, register online or by phone (1-800-996-7566). Registration takes about 48 hours. Contact The Work Number if you are already registered and need additional help.
  2. Verify: Access The Work Number online or by phone (1-800-660-3399).
    1. Enter your registered fax number.
    2. Enter the University of Oklahoma's Employer Code: 13879
    3. Enter the employee's Social Security Number.
      The employee should provide their Social Security Number here: ___ ___ ___-___ ___-___ ___ ___ ___
    4. Select the kind of verification. You can verify employment only or employment and income.

Option 2: Fax Request

Fax your verification request to the OU campus where this employee works.
Fax Numbers:
  • OU Norman: (405) 325-0480
  • OU Health Sciences Center, OKC: (405) 271-3551
  • OU Tulsa: (918) 660-3200 

Review your records.

  1. Access The Work Number online.
  2. Use the "Employee Login" box. To Login, use the following information:
    1. University of Oklahoma Employer Code: 13879  
    2. Your User ID is your social security number.
    3. Your Password/PIN: What is my Password/PIN?

Verifiers

Not an Employee? Verifiers start here. 

Help

The Work Number Client Service Center
1-800-996-7566 (Voice)
1-800-424-0253 (TTY – Deaf)
Monday – Friday, 7am–8pm (CST)

Frequently Asked Questions

Previous OU Employment

Use this form to verify previous OU employment.
  • Current employees can complete this form to verify credit for retirement benefits and recognition for years of service and awards.
  • Past employees can also complete this form.