W-2 Forms Available Electronically

Berkeley Lab employees may elect to receive their Wage and Tax Statement, Form W-2, in an IRS-approved PDF format online through the Employee Self Service website. Federal regulations require that employees give their consent to receive their Form W-2 in an electronic format. Once consent is given, it carries forward each year and does not need to be repeated.

There are many benefits to receiving your W-2 online:

  • Online delivery provides access to the W-2 statement earlier than the traditional paper process.
  • Online delivery eliminates the chance that the W-2 statement will get lost, misdirected or delayed during delivery, or misplaced.
  • Employees can access their W-2 statement at any time of day and on weekends.
  • Employees can print multiple copies at their convenience.
  • W-2 statements will remain online for multiple years.


To sign up for electronic W-2 delivery:

  • Go to Employee Self Service
  • Enter your Berkeley Lab Identity (LDAP) username and password to login.
  • Click on Consent for Electronic Delivery of W-2 on the left hand side.
  • Click Yes to provide consent or No to continue to receive paper copies.
  • Click Save. 
  • The message “W-2 consent data saved” will appear.  Click OK.


If you do not access Employee Self-Service to provide consent, you will continue to receive paper W2s