Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Employees can consent now to receive an electronic W-2 form

U-M employees can consent now to receive an electronic PDF copy of their 2012 U-M Form W-2 instead of an identical mailed copy.

Go to Wolverine Access and click on the Faculty & Staff tab, then Employee Self-Service, and then click View Paycheck. Follow the prompt to provide consent before selecting a paycheck.

The 2012 W-2 will be available for viewing and printing in Wolverine Access on Jan. 4, 2013. A reminder email 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 $20,000 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" available at the Human Resources website. Please update addresses by Jan. 2.

Contact Norel Tullier at 734-764-9518 or Leslie Brown at 734-936-3512 with any questions.