Employment & Income Verification



  • Milwaukee County uses The Work Number® to provide automated employment and income verifications on our employees.

  • Over 2,900 employers nationwide have trusted The Work Number® to provide this important service on behalf of their employees.

  • The Work Number is a fast and secure way to provide proof of employment or income:

    • This is necessary step in many of today’s life events involving credit, financing or securing of benefits or services.

  • The Work Number simplifies the verification process and accelerates credit decisions through an online system available to verifiers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • More than 200,000 credentialed verifiers rely on The Work Number for rapid access to information critical to their decision process.


To obtain Proof of Employment or Income:



You Will Need:

  • The Milwaukee County employer code; which is 13508

  • The employee’s Social Security Number

  • A Permissible Purpose for accessing the information, as defined by the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

  • AND Credentialed Access to use The Work Number, Milwaukee County's designated provider of employment and income verifications.



For more information on accepted permissible purposes and using The Work Number:

Please visit: http://theworknumber/verifiers, or call The Work Number client service center at 1-800-367-5690.



Employee Information:

  • Visit: www.theworknumber.com/employees to:

  • Learn more about how The Work Number maintains your data privacy

  • Understand how the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) helps protect you

  • Obtain your Employee Data Report






STEP 1.) Enter your User ID


Note: If this is your first time accessing

'The Work Number':

You will use a default User ID and PIN sequence

established by your employer.


For Milwaukee County employees:

The default ID scheme is:

ID: Social Security Number

(9 digits, no dashes)




 STEP 2.) Enter your PIN


For Milwaukee County Employees:


The default PIN scheme is:

PIN: Last 4 digits of your Social Security Number &

Month & Day of your Birthdate (MMDD)

(8 digits total, no dashes)





For information on how to set up a salary key, Click Here





Need Help?

The Work Number Client Service Center: 800-367-2884

Monday - Friday; 7am - 8pm (CT) 
For TTY–hearing impaired call 800.424.0253

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