New Employment Verification Service

The Division of Human Resources is pleased to announce a new no-cost service to Penn faculty and staff effective March 15, 1999. The Work Number for Everyone® is an automated employment verification service that allows you to authorize verification of your employment and salary within minutes. This service can be used for mortgage applications, reference checks, loan applications, apartment leases, and any transaction that requires employment verification. This will significantly reduce the processing time of these requests from weeks to minutes. Other benefits include:

  • increased security of sensitive information;
  • standardized verification procedures;
  • an audit trail to insure proper verification procedures;
  • longer hours of accessibility to employment verification information (7 days a week/24 hours per day); and
  • a dedicated client service center, 1-800-996-7566

Increased security means only you can authorize release of this information. To do so, you must provide your PIN which is the check number of your most recent paycheck or advice. If you plan to take advantage of this service, remember to save your paystubs/advices. A brochure with full information will be mailed to regular faculty and staff at their campus addresses, and is also available on the HR website: From HR's site, you can also link to for a complete demonstration. If you have additional questions, please contact HR at 898-7288.

(Note: This service is provided to faculty and staff on the University payroll. Verification of employment or salary from other entities, such as UPHS, CPUP, etc. is not included.)

--Division of Human Resources

Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 24, March 16, 1999