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Frequently Asked Questions
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1.1) How do I verify Employment for an Active Employee?
The University provides an on-line system which can be accessed 24 hours a day 7 days a week, enabling a third party to verify your employment or employment and wages, at any time of the day and any day of the week.
To keep the system secure, you are required to authorize the third party to receive your information. You can do so through NESSIE. Active employees must use this approach for all employment verifications. You may access this system by clicking here. Please read through the link Frequently Asked Questions to understand how this process works for ACTIVE Employees.
If you need assistance with the on-line system, Civil Service, Graduate Students, Residents, and Academic Professionals should contact the Information Employment Center at (312)413-4848. Faculty should contact Faculty Affairs HR at (312)355-2412.
1.2) How do I verify Employment for a Former Employee?
If you terminate from the University, you will no longer be able to use the on-line system and instead must fax a request.
Former Civil Service, Graduate Students, Residents, and Academic Professionals should fax their request to (312)996-1803.
Former Faculty should fax their request to (312)996-1700. The fax request must include the employee’s approval to release the information. The fax request is only available to terminated employees.
1.3) How do I set up an Vendor Access Number (VAN) for a mortgage company?
To create a Vender Access Number (VAN):
1) Go to the employee verification system: Click Here
2) Log on with your NetID and password.
3) Select the level of authorization you wish to display to the vendor
4) Click Submit
Please Note – You will need to give the vendor should your Social Security Number and the VAN you have just created. The vendor will also need this web address to view your information: https://hrnet.uihr.uillinois.edu/tiger/verification/index.cfm
1.4) Who does a third party contact to verify employment?