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UMS offers the opportunity for all employees to opt-out of a paper Form W-2. If you are expecting a tax refund, you can opt-out of a paper Form W-2 to receive access to your tax information sooner.

You must opt-out to gain advance access to your Form W-2 electronically through MaineStreet Employee Self-Service (ESS). Employees who elected to receive their W-2 electronically in the previous year and who have not made a change to their election, will not need to take action provided they wish to continue to take advantage of this opportunity. Employees will be notified when W-2s are available online.

The benefits of receiving an online W-2 form are:

  • Earlier access to important year-end tax information
  • Significantly less possibility that the W-2 may be lost
  • Access from any location with Internet availability
  • Environmental impact
  • Reduced UMS cost to print and mail

If you've already consented to an electronic version, follow these instructions for generating your Form W-2 (Through MaineStreet Employee Self-Service):

  1. From the MaineStreet Portal Menu, click Employee Self Service
  2. Click the Payroll and Compensation link
  3. Click the W-2 Reissue link
  4. Click the Year End Form 2018 UMS W-2 link to open a new window with your Form W-2. You must allow pop-ups!

Instructions for Opting Out of Paper W-2s (Through MaineStreet Employee Self-Service):

  1. From the MaineStreet Portal Menu, click Employee Self Service
  2. Click the Payroll and Compensation link
  3. Click the W-2/W-2c Consent Form link
  4. Check the box: I consent to receive W-2 and W-2c forms electronically.
  5. Click Submit - this will bring up the Authentication box
  6. Enter your MaineStreet Password
  7. Click Authenticate Me! button