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Online W-2 Forms Available for Employees

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 12, 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 consented last year to receive their W-2 online will continue to receive their future 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  

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. 

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.