Important information about 2021 W-2 for University employees

Published: December 14, 2021 Author: Staff reports

With the start of a New Year and tax time quickly approaching, the Ohio University payroll office would like to remind employees that you can expedite delivery of your 2021 IRS W-2 form and protect yourself against identity theft by opting in to receive your W-2 electronically. If you wish to do so, please sign up no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 14. 

If you would like opt-in to receive your W-2 electronically, please follow these steps: 

  1. Log into My Personal Information at
    • Multi-factor authentication is required to access My Personal Information. If you have not yet enrolled in multi-factor authentication, please visit for enrollment instructions.
  2. After logging in, choose Other Misc. Information in the left navigation menu.
  3. Scroll to the OU Electronic Consent section and select Update.
  4. In the field next to I consent to receive my W-2 on-line: Select Y or N, enter a Y and select Apply.
  5. Select Next and review your choice.
  6. Select Submit to finish. The payroll office will notify you via email in January when your W-2 is available online.

Additional instructions are available online at

By electing to receive your W-2 electronically, your legal document is more secure than the paper version which contains your Social Security number and annual earnings. You will also have earlier access to your W-2 when opting-in to electronic delivery. 

Employees who sign up for electronic delivery will be notified by email as soon as their W-2 is available. Employees who choose not to sign up for electronic delivery can expect paper W-2 forms to be mailed no later than Jan. 31, 2022. 

If you have elected to receive your W-2 electronically in previous years, you are not required to do so again. If you have additional questions, please email the Payroll Department at