Get Started Managing Your Employment Data

Learn how to access and manage your employment and income data stored in The Work Number® database. You can start by logging in to view your information electronically. It’s simple, secure, and fast.
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Do I Need to Access The Work Number?

The Work Number database helps verifiers instantly and securely access your employer-provided data. The best part is you usually don’t have to do a thing.

If you’re buying a home, applying for a government benefit, financing a vehicle, or participating in a similar transaction that requires your employment data, you typically don’t need to take any further steps. The Work Number database offers credentialed verifiers secure, 24/7 access to your data automatically. 

If you’d like to see your information and who has accessed it, you can get started by following the steps below. If a company is requesting documentation confirming your employment or income information, you can direct that verifier to 

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Follow these steps to instantly access your information, also known as your Employment Data Report, in The Work Number® or to request a salary key.
If this is your first time logging in to The Work Number*, you will need either your company name, employer code, or your employer-provided user ID and password.
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Find Your Employer

  • After clicking the Log In button, you’ll enter your employer code or search for your employer by name.
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Register or Log In

  • If you're a first-time user, select "click here" to register.
  • If you’re a registered user, enter your employer-provided user ID or user ID you created and password.
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Confirm Your Identity

  • To help keep your data safe, confirm your identity by providing a phone number or email to receive a one-time passcode.
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Create Your ID and Password

  • Once logged in, you will be required to create a personalized user ID and password.
  • Stringent security standards and controls are in place by law to help protect your data, so please remember your personal user ID and password. They will be used for future logins.
Have questions? Additional login assistance is available by calling 1-800-996-7566 Monday - Friday, 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM CT (excluding holidays).

*The Work Number is governed by The Fair Credit Reporting Act. This means that many controls are in place to help protect your data.

Managing Your Personal Data
You have a number of data management options available to help manage your personal information in The Work Number database.
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View Your Employment Data Report

An Employment Data Report (EDR) provides transparency regarding your information in The Work Number database. You can request and review the information we have in your file and see those who have obtained your information.

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Dispute Your Employment Data

If you’re concerned that the information in your EDR may be inaccurate or incomplete, you can dispute your information under provisions of  the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

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Freeze Your Employment Data

An employment data freeze is one step you can take to help prevent access to your employment data. You can request a data freeze of your information in The Work Number database at any time.

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Grant Access to Salary Information
Generate a salary key, which allows credentialed verifiers one-time access to your information. This is only needed when requested by a verifier.

Learn About the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
Review and explore your options for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) to help you take control of your personal information.