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The Work Number employment verification service was NOT impacted by the data breech recently announced by Equifax. While Equifax provides The Work Number service, it is a different system than the one affected by the breech.

Employment and Salary Verification

Do you need proof of your MCPS employment and income?

MCPS is pleased to offer The Work Number, an automated employment verification service that allows employees to have employment and salary information verified within minutes.

The Work Number is used for mortgage applications, reference checks, loan applications, and apartment leases—anything that requires proof of employment. The service is quick, secure, and accurate, and there is no charge to employees. Information is provided directly to lenders and other verifiers.

The Work Number does NOT provide a detailed breakdown of your MCPS work experience (i.e., which office/school you worked for, your position title or pay schedule). Please scroll to the bottom of this screen for information on obtaining that information.  

How do I access The Work Number?

To access The Work Number, call 1-800-996-7566 or visit the The Work Number website.

When you log in to The Work Number for employment verification activities, you will need to complete a one-time initial enrollment after entering your user ID and password. This additional level of security was added as a step to continually improve the privacy of your information. You’ll likely be familiar with the format as it is one currently used by many leading financial institutions to better ensure users are who they say they are. If you would like more information or would like to view a preview of the process, please visit the new login web page.

If you have not logged in to The Work Number within the past 385 days, your account will be considered inactive and you will be locked out. Should this occur, you will need to telephone 1-800-996-7566 to request a one-time password that will allow you to reactivate your account.

What information will be provided to the lender?

Basic Verification (usually required for reference checks)

  • First name, middle initial, and last name spelled out
  • Current employment status
  • Most recent start or termination date
  • Total time with MCPS
  • Job title
  • Reference number

Full Verification  

All basic information PLUS:

  • Total rate of pay
  • Gross earnings year to date with a breakdown for overtime
  • Gross earnings for prior two years

What will I need to provide to access the information?

To access Basic Information, provide the lender/verifier with—

  • Montgomery County Public Schools Code 10454
  • Your social security number
  • The number to call for express verification 1-800-367-5690

To access Full Information, provide the lender/verifier with—

  • Montgomery County Public Schools Code 10454
  • Your social security number
  • A salary key
  • The number to call for express verification 1-800-367-5690

How do I obtain a salary key?

Dial 1-800-EMP-AUTH to access the Employee Service Line or visit The Work Number website. When prompted, enter:

  • Montgomery County Public Schools Code 10454
  • Your social security number
  • Your PIN (your employee identification number, which is located on your ePaystub)

Record the six-digit salary key for future reference. The salary key is provided to the lender/verifier for Full Information access.

Have additional questions about The Work Number?

Please contact The Work Number at 1-800-996-7566 or visit its website.

Does MCPS provide any other way for me to verify my employment?

You may access your current salary and position information by visiting the Employee Self-Service (ESS) web page. Click on My Salary Information Notice to generate and print or e-mail your current salary information notice.

How do I obtain detailed verification of my MCPS work experience?

Contact the Employee and Retiree Service Center if you are an employee who needs to verify details about your previous MCPS work experience. E-mail your request to ERSC or mail it to—

Employee and Retiree Service Center
Attn: Employment Verification
45 West Gude Drive
Suite 1200
Rockville, Maryland 20850


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