Employment Verification


The City of Houston uses the Work Number service to verify employment and income 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. This gives you, a City of Houston employee, control of the process – by authorizing others access to your information.


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How it works ...

Need proof of employment?

Give the person needing proof of your employment the following information:

  • Your Social Security Number
  • City of Houston Employer Code: 13799
  • The Work Numbercontact information for verifiers:
    800-367-5690

Need proof of employment plus income?

You will need to first set up a salary key:

  1. Access The Work Number to create a “Salary Key” that grants one-time access to your income data:
    • 800-367-2884
  2. Enter the City of Houston Employer Code: 13799
  3. Select “I want to provide proof of employment and income.”
  4. Enter the following information:
    • Your Social Security Number
    • Your PIN: (for the first time you log on, your password will be the last four digits of your SSN and your four digit birth year).
  5. Select “Prove Your Employment with a Salary Key.”
  6. Select "Create a Salary Key" and prepare to write down the six-digit number.

 

Now you are ready to give the person needing proof of your employment the following information:

  • Your Social Security Number
  • City of Houston Employer Code: 13799
  • Your Salary Key from step 6 above
  • The Work Number contact information for verifiers:
      • 800-367-5690

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