UCSB Human Resources does not provide employment verification for academic and staff employees or student employees.  Employment verification for academic and staff employees is provided by The Work Number® or UCPath. For Income Verification information, please see information on the Business & Financial Services website.

What Is The Work Number®

UCSB uses The Work Number® to provide automated employment and income verification for UC employees.

The Work Number is a secure, automated service providing employees with the ability to quickly deliver proof of employment or income to authorized verifiers. The Work Number is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.*

Use of The Work Number has been identified as a University of California Working Smarter Initiative and is being implemented system-wide with the approval of a number of staff and academic governance committees. The Work Number provides verification services to over 50 million employees and is widely known to mortgage lenders, banks, apartment complexes, and others who may need proof of your employment or income.

*While the automated The Work Number® service is available 24/7, customer support representatives are only available from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Central Standard Time) Monday through Friday.

How to Use The Work Number®

For Proof of Employment, please contact:

The Work Number Client Service Center

Monday – Friday
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (CST)
1-800-424-0253 (TTY – Deaf)

UCSB Code: 15975

What If Information Is Unavailable Through The Work Number®?

If information is unavailable through The Work Number, please contact UCPath at 1-855-9-UCPATH (1-855-982-7284).


Student Employees must opt in to use The Work Number. A job aid showing how to navigate opting in on the UCPath Self-Service portal is available here: https://sp.ucop.edu/sites/ucpathhelp/SelfServiceUsers/PORplayer/data/tpc/8bf8af47-4f8f-4e96-b49a-759763b73304/lmstart.html?dhtml&Guid=8bf8af47-4f8f-4e96-b49a-759763b73304

For students electing not to opt in to The Work Number, verifiers need to contact the UCPath Center at 1-855-982-7284 to complete their Verification of Employment.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Forms (PSLF)

Are processed by the UCPath Center. To submit your request, log in to the UCPath portal and open a case via the "Ask UCPath Center" button. Contact the UCPath Center with any questions. For further instructions or if you are a former employee, please see the UCNet Public Service Loan Forgiveness page.

For former employees who terminated employment prior to UCPath

(Before 9/2018)

Please email verification request forms to payroll@bfs.ucsb.edu.