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Electronic W-2 forms option available...


Help prevent paper waste:

Workday now allows anyone receiving a Cornell paycheck to choose to receive the year-end W-2 form electronically, rather than through the US mail. By opting out of hard copy delivery, a pdf version will be accessible for viewing and printing through Workday, as many times as needed, as soon as it is available. Opting in to receive an electronic copy of the W-2:

  1. Eliminates the risk of a W-2 getting lost in the mail.
  2. Reduces the risk of identity theft.
  3. Saves the university postage.
  4. Reduces our impact on the environment.
  5. Allows for earlier access to the W-2.

For further information and detailed instructions please go to:'s.pdf.

Those without access to a computer may stop by the Payroll Office at any time to “opt in” using the employee kiosk, and return in January to print the W-2 form.

Note: The election to opt in to receive an electronic W-2 will remain in effect until changed. The deadline to opt in to receive an electronic copy of the 2015 W-2 is January 15, 2016.

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