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UK Employees Can Choose to Receive W-2 Forms Online Instead of by Mail

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 10, 2020) — University of Kentucky employees have the option to access their W-2 statements online through Employee Self Service (ESS) on myUK.

The benefits of receiving an online W-2 are:

  • earlier access to your W-2 than traditional mail; 
  • email notification when online W-2 statement is available;
  • elimination of the possibility that your W-2 statement is lost in the mail or delayed;
  • access to your W-2 statement at any time;
  • ability to print W-2 at your convenience; and
  • once enrolled future W-2s will remain online for multiple years. 

UK employees may elect to receive their W-2 online by logging into myUK using their linkblue username and password by midnight Jan. 10, 2021.

Employees who do not enroll in the program will have a paper W-2 form printed and mailed by the University of Kentucky no later than Jan. 31, 2021, to the employee’s permanent address on file in the SAP HR/Payroll system. Employees who have separated employment from the University of Kentucky will have a W-2 paper form printed and mailed. 

Instructions can be found on the UK Human Resources W-2 Online Delivery webpage.

Whether employees receive their W-2 online or by mail, they should be sure their mailing address is up to date and accurate in SAP by viewing Personal Information in ESS.

Employees may update their permanent residence and work address by following the steps listed here. Employees should update this information by midnight Jan. 10, 2021.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion three years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for four straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.