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Deadline for Online W-2 Sign Up Approaching

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 15, 2019) — University of Kentucky employees have the option of accessing their W-2 statements online. UK's "Safe, Swift, Sustainable" W-2 program allows currently employed faculty, staff and students to receive their W-2 forms through the Employee Self Service portion of password protected myUK.

Employees who enroll in the "Safe, Swift, Sustainable" W-2 program give the university consent to only provide their W-2s online. Enrolled employees will no longer receive a paper W-2 in the mail but will be able to view and print their W-2 at an earlier date. The enrollment period is now through Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Employees who have already signed up for this option will continue to receive their W-2s online.

The benefits of this online W-2 statements program are:

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

For instructions on how to enroll in the "Safe, Swift, Sustainable" W-2 program, visit www.uky.edu/hr/hr-home/myuk-online-guide/myuk-ess-guide/w-2-choosing-online-delivery-option-irs-disclosure.  

Employees who do not want to enroll in the program do not have to take any action. They will have a paper W-2 form printed and mailed by the University of Kentucky no later than Jan. 31, 2020, 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.

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" two 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.