FedEx tries to recall up to 8,500 faulty W-2s
Some forms contained other workers' tax data.
By MARY ANN MILBOURN
FedEx Freight West officials were scrambling today to recall W-2s sent to as many as 8,500 employees after learning that some of the forms also included other workers’ tax information.
“The company’s very concerned and taking it very seriously,” said Sally Davenport, a spokeswoman at the company’s Memphis headquarters.
She said the company learned about the problem Tuesday when employees started reporting that one segment of their W-2s included another worker’s Social Security number, pay and tax information.
The company isn’t sure what happened, although they think the data center responsible for printing and mailing the W2s may have misaligned the forms so that they weren’t cutting off at the proper place. Davenport said it was unclear how many employees got someone else’s information.
FedEx workers received an e-mail asking them not to open their W-2 and to promptly return the envelope to their manager. Davenport said new W-2s would be issued as quickly as possible.