Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Employees can consent now to receive electronic W-2

U-M employees can consent now to receive an electronic PDF copy of their 2010 Form W-2 instead of an identical mailed copy.

Go to and click on Employee Business (or Employee Self-Service) and then click View Paycheck. Follow the prompt to provide consent before selecting a paycheck.

The 2010 W-2 will be available for viewing and printing in Wolverine Access on Jan. 7. A reminder e-mail will be sent at that time.

By choosing the electronic PDF copy, employees will:

• Avoid having sensitive W-2 information, such as their Social Security number, delivered via U.S. mail.

• Save significant postage costs.

• Help reduce the use of natural resources associated with large-scaling printing and mailing.

Last year, the university saved more than $15,000 in postage thanks to those who received an electronic copy.

Alternatively, hardcopy W-2 Forms will be mailed Jan. 31 to employees who choose to receive their form in the mail. To ensure prompt delivery by the U.S. Postal Service, a current home address must be correct and on file.

Current home addresses may be updated via the Web using Wolverine Access. Address updates also may be made using the "Address/Personal Data Form" form available at Please update addresses by Jan. 4.

Contact Norel at 764-9518 or Leslie at 936-3512 with any questions.