Employment Verification

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Boston University now uses The Work Number® to provide automated employment and income verifications for student employees. The Work Number provides immediate access to information that is convenient, accurate and secure: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  This service is available to those student employees who currently have a social security number on file.  

Students without a social security number must submit all employment verifications requests to the Student Payroll Office.  Prospective landlords and employers may submit requests for verification on your behalf (many have standardized forms for this), but they must include a signed release from you authorizing Boston University to share this information.  You may also submit a Student Verification Request to the Student Payroll Office for this information. 

Upon receipt by the Student Employment Office, verification requests may take 3-5 business days for processing, depending volume.  We do our best to process requests as quickly as possible.  NOTE:  Peak processing times include September, January, May and June.