TO: UCSB Campus Community 
FR: UCPath Center
RE: UCPath Notice: W-2s Available Online January 26, 2021  

Please read the following information carefully, as it contains important information regarding the 2020 W-2 tax form. Employees will either receive their 2020 W-2s electronically through UCPath online or they will receive a paper W-2 mailed to the address on file. 

Electronic W-2

Beginning on January 26, 2021, employees who have previously selected to receive an electronic W-2 can access their 2020 W-2 at UCPath Online.

The UCPath Center will notify employees (by the email address on file) that W-2s are available for download. 

  • To receive a W-2 electronically, the employee must have given prior consent. If the employee did not consent to electronic receipt of W-2, please reference “Paper W-2” below. 
  • Use the following path to view the electronic W-2 form on UCPath: 
    • Employee Actions > Income and Taxes > View Online W-2. 

Reminder: Employees must enroll in multi-factor authentication (MFA) with Duo to access UCPath. Use the instructions at it.ucsb.edu/mfa to enroll. 

Paper W-2

Employees who did not consent to an electronic W-2 will receive a copy by mail (home mailing address on UCPath) through the United States Postal Service. 

Paper W-2s will be mailed on January 29 from the UCPath Center in Riverside. Please allow three to five days for delivery. 

If you do not receive a W2 and believe you should have, contact UCPath at 1-855-982-7284.  

Former Employees

After employees leave the UC system, they may access past UC earning statements and W-2 forms through the UCPath online as a Former UC Employee

Former employees can use the following instructions to access their W-2:

  • Visit ucpath.universityofcalifornia.edu
    • When selecting the authorized location, select “University of California, Former Employee” 
    • Choose Former UC Employees. Once logged in, click on Employee Actions > Income and Taxes > View Online W-2

How to Read Your W-2

Use the Job Aid: Your UCPath W-2 for more information about the boxes on your W-2 form. 
If you have a question about this information, please visit UCPath and click on “Ask UCPath Center” to submit an inquiry or call (855) 982-7284 to speak with an associate Monday–Friday from 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

If you have IT-related questions, please contact the Enterprise Operations Center (EOC) at eoc2@ucop.edu or (510) 987-0363.

If you have questions, contact one of the following offices: