How can I expedite getting my W-2? (12/01/2014)

Kent State University will again make it possible for all employees, including student employees, to elect to only receive their W-2 Wage and Tax Statement electronically. Choosing the electronic option allows employees to access the W-2 information earlier, eliminates the risk of sensitive personal information being sent through the mail and also represents a cost savings to the university by not printing and mailing the forms.

Employees who wish to take advantage of this opportunity are required by federal regulations to give their consent. This can be done online any time between now and Jan. 12 in the My HR tab of FlashLine. Just look for the Tax Forms link in the Employment Details box. From the link, select Electronic W-2 Consent, check the box indicating consent and then click Submit. If there is already a check mark in the box, that means you have previously given consent and do not need to do so again. Employees must consent in order to view or print the W-2.

Anyone who does not elect to receive an electronic version will receive a printed W-2. These will be delivered via U.S. or campus mail no later than Jan. 31. Questions should be directed to the Payroll department at 330-672-8640 or