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The University of Minnesota offers an automated employment and income verification service that allows employees to have employment and salary verified within a matter of minutes! This service is provided through a secure, third-party product called The Work Number (TWN). This fast, secure service is used for mortgage applications, reference checks, loan applications, apartment lease applications, or any reason you may have to verify your University of Minnesota employment information.
We suggest printing out these instructions to assist you in navigating through the TWN site.
TWN allows a prospective employer etc. to view your employment information online. No income information is viewable.
Provide the individual requesting your employment information with:
The employment information available on TWN is (employment) Status (active or inactive), Original Start Date, Total Time with UMN, and Job Title. (If multiple appointments exist the information showing is taken from the primary appointment.)
(No one is allowed to view your income information without your permission. You alone can grant permission to see income information by creating a salary key you request on the TWN site.)
Create a Salary Key
This is a six-digit number that allows one-time access, by the verifier, to your employment and salary information.
To create the Salary Key:
Provide your verifier with:
Note: Make sure you provide your verifier with the www.theworknumber.com website. The website from the Create a Salary Key is an abbreviated site for employees only.
Employees may download one employment data report annually without charge. This report will show not only UMN information but also information from other employers if they have contracted with TWN for employment verification.
If you have problems logging into The Work Number’s secure site contact their customer service center at 1-800-996-7566 or call the Office of Human Resources Call Center at 612-625-2016. The verification fax number is 612-625-2574.