TALX The Work Number® provides a secure way for verifiers to obtain employment information. Verifiers include mortgage lenders, banks, leasing companies, and other financial entities that use TALX to verify proof of employment and income of employees. It is quick, simple and speeds up the credit/loan application process.
You must give someone authorization to get your income information from the service. There are numerous ways in which you can give someone authorization to access your income information, such as by signing a borrower’s authorization form when applying for a loan.
Verifiers can be defined as entities that:
Need proof of employment or income to grant credit
Need proof of employment for you to monitor your investment portfolio or loans, or a
Government agency that needs to determine eligibility for government assistance
TALX The Work Number® only provides employment and income verification for civilian federal employees (not Fellows or Commission Corps). If you are a Fellow or Former Employee, please contact the appropriate supervisor or Program Office for verification.
Key advantages for employees
Quick/Simple – Secure Automated verification service
Time Efficient – Speeds up credit/loan application process
Verify Anytime/Anywhere – Accessible 24 hours a day/7 days a week
Verifiers must enroll to use TALX. According to TALX, a fee is required to obtain a report from them.
TALX charges fees to verifiers. However, because many lenders that require HR verification are already subscribed to TALX, it is rare that such verifiers will pass on the charges to an HHS employee. If a verifier decides to pass on the charges to an employee, HHS has an agreement with TALX to reimburse the employee for the verification fees.
If you are charged for a verification and need the steps to be reimbursed, or for TALX technical questions and technical support, submit a support ticket and select 'Get Help With An HR System' to contact the HR Systems Support Team.