Employment & Wage Verification


UAB has transitioned to a new service for wage verification and employment verification requests for current and former employees. As of March 1, requests are handled by WAGEverify, a wage and employment verification company that provides immediate access to employment and income data. WAGEverify automates the verification process by instantly and securely delivering employment information that requestors, such as banks or government agencies, rely on to make credit granting or benefit entitlement decisions (mortgages, loans, etc.).

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  • Benefits for UAB

    This new service will offer UAB employees:

    • A reduced turnaround time associated with employment or wage verification. A properly credentialed verifier, such as a bank or mortgage company, will be able to securely access employment verification data at any time at WAGEverify.com. This is especially beneficial during the periods when most University offices are closed, such as the weekend, or during holiday breaks.
    • Complete visibility into the verification process. Employees can block access to their data, generate their own reports, or choose to be notified when someone views their data.
    • A secure employment verification process. Not only will WAGEverify validate the identity of all users of its system prior to allowing access to sensitive employee data, but a complete audit trail of every verification will be created and then be made available to employees as needed.
  • Getting Started

    For instructions on how to create a WAGEverify employee user account to access your employment and wage verification report or manage access to your employment and wage data, refer to the WAGEverify Employee User Guide. If you have questions about the verification process, please contact HR Records Administration at hrmrecords@uab.edu. If you have questions concerning the wage data presented, please contact Payroll Services at payhelp2@uab.edu.

  • WAGEverify FAQs


    Why did UAB transition to WAGEverify for employment and wage verification services?
    How does UAB handle employment verifications?
    Who can request a verification?
    Do I have to have an account established in order for a properly credentialed verifier to be able to verify my UAB employment and wages?
    How often is the WAGEverify verification database updated?
    What kind of information is provided on an employment and wage verification report?
    How do I set up an employee account with WAGEverify?
    My loan officer/mortgage provider needs to verify my wages and employment status — who should they contact?
    How does the verification process work?
    Are employees charged for verifications?
    If I need an employment form signed or notarized, or my employment verification needs to be on official UAB letterhead, what should I do?
    Will WAGEverfiy replace the Employment Verification Report in the UAB Oracle Self-Service Applications?
    If I block my employment and wage verification information does this mean no one can access my information?


    Why did UAB transition to WAGEverify for employment and wage verification services?

    UAB has followed the example of many other large employers, both public and private, and has outsourced employment verification in order to streamline the process and provide service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to employees and verifiers.



    How does UAB handle employment verifications?

    UAB utilizes a third party vendor to provide automated verification of employment and wages. WAGEverify is an automated, secure service providing access to individuals who need to verify employment status and/or salary information.



    Who can request a verification?

    Generally verifications are requested by the following (this list is not all-inclusive):

    • Mortgage companies and other lenders processing loan applications
    • Social Service Agencies
    • Prospective employers
    • Property managers evaluating lease applications
    • Current and former employees


    Do I have to have an account established in order for a properly credentialed verifier to be able to verify my UAB employment and wages?

    No, you do not need an established WAGEverify account for external verifications. However, if you desire to monitor and manage employment and wage verifications requested on your behalf, you will need to establish a WAGEverify employee account.



    How often is the WAGEverify verification database updated?

    UAB Human Resources and Payroll Services provides WAGEverify with an updated file transmission following each payroll cycle.



    What kind of information is provided on an employment and wage verification report?

    First and Last Name, Hire Date, Separation Date, Total Hours Worked, Employment Status, Employment Type, Payroll Type, Job Title, Rate of Pay, Current and Historical Pay Details including regular, overtime and gross earnings and any applicable shift differential rates and/or premium plan rates.



    How do I set up an employee account with WAGEverify?

    See the WAGEverify Employee User Guide for instructions on creating and managing your WAGEverify account.



    My loan officer/mortgage provider needs to verify my wages and employment status — who should they contact?

    Advise your verifier/requester to go to wageverify.com and click on the “I’m a Verifier” tab to begin the process.



    How does the verification process work?

    Most large lenders and employers already utilize verification services such as WAGEverify and are familiar with the process. Verifiers may register with WAGEverify by visiting wageverify.com. After which, they will be able to login, provide employee search criteria and print employment and wage verification reports.



    Are employees charged for verifications?

    Employees have full access to their employment and wage verification reports and should not be charged for verification reports they run for themselves from WAGEverify.



    If I need an employment form signed or notarized, or my employment verification needs to be on official UAB letterhead, what should I do?

    For an employment verification request requiring a representative of UAB to complete, sign and/or notarize a form or draft a letter on UAB stationary, please contact HR Records Administration at 205-934-4408 or Payroll Services at 205-934-4523.



    Will WAGEverfiy replace the Employment Verification Report in the UAB Oracle Self-Service Applications?

    Yes, an employee can still make self-service requests by going to uab.edu/WAGEverify, clicking on the WAGEverify button and creating an employee account or logging in if he or she has already established an account.



    If I block my employment and wage verification information does this mean no one can access my information?

    If an employee blocks his or her account, government agencies will NOT be blocked. This only blocks commercial verifiers from accessing his or her data.