Protect Your Personal Data: Opt Out of Receiving Your W-2 in the Mail

A message from the Cornell University Payroll Office:

Did you know that you can elect not to have your W-2 mailed to you? It’s true! You can opt to receive your year-end W-2 form electronically.  By opting out of hard copy delivery, you will be able to print a pdf version as soon as it’s available and as many times as needed. Electronic access eliminates the risk of a stolen or lost W-2, reduces the risk of identity theft, saves postage, reduces environmental impact, and allows you early and instant access.

To suppress the printing of your W-2 and opt in for an electronic copy of your W-2:

  1. Log in to Workday {using Chrome}: http://workday.cornell.edu .
  2. On the Workday home page, click the Pay icon.
  3. Under the External Links, click How do I opt in for an electronic W-2? A PDF document will download that contains instructions to follow.

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 your 2017 W-2 is January 12, 2018.