Date: June 22, 2014
To: Rutgers University Deans, Directors and Administrators
From: Vivian Fernández
Vice President for Faculty & Staff Resources
Re: Employment Status and Salary Verification Vendor Announcement

I am pleased to announce that as part of our efforts to streamline and make processes more efficient effective Monday, June 23. 2014, we will be outsourcing the employment status and income verification (or employment verification) process to uConfirm, a third party vendor.  uConfirm is a leading national provider of secure employment verification solutions.

We understand that sometimes individual departments or supervisors receive requests for employment verifications directly.  If you or your department receives a request to verify employment status or salary history for a current Rutgers employee (legacy Rutgers or legacy-UMDNJ) or former Rutgers or former UMDNJ employee, please refer them to uConfirm’s web site -- www.uconfirm.com -- where they will be able to complete the verification process.

Employment status and salary verification is an important step in confirming an employee’s eligibility for certain home and automotive loans, personal credit, social services financial assistance, and establishing an employee’s salary history for the purposes of new employment, among other applications.  Third party verifiers that may request employment verification can include: lenders, property managers, employers, background check firms, social service agencies and even the employees themselves.

Please note: Pursuant to the Health Care Professional Responsibility and Reporting Enhancement Act (HCPRREA), (P.L. 2005, c. 83, effective October 30, 2005) which enables health care entities to exchange certain information regarding the performance of health care professionals, please note the following process: health care entities seeking to verify employment service information for a current or formerly employed health care professional should fax their written request to (732) 932-0046.

If a verifier or employee has questions on the uConfirm process or if an employee needs their own employment verified, please refer them to uConfirm’s toll-free Customer Support line at (866) 312-8266 or uConfirm’s Customer Support e-mail -- support@uconfirm.com.

Thank you for your cooperation in this important initiative for the university.