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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.

As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $476.5 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.   

In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.