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Hewlett-Packard Alumni Association

Independent volunteer organization of former HP, HP Inc, and HPE employees -- and current employees in the process of leaving. Operated by former employees who volunteer their time; not endorsed or supported by the company. Helping each other with life after HP since 2000. 28,000 members.

Join the HP Alumni Association -- no charge, thanks to HPAA members. Private Benefits, Transition, and Finance online forums; technical help forum; other member services. If you were formerly a regular, direct employee of Hewlett-Packard, HP Inc, or Hewlett Packard Enterprise -- or have a defined retirement or termination date -- join.


Current hot topics  Page updated often -- use browser refresh button to display latest version.

ASAP Checklist What to do before losing access to HPI or HPE internal systems... and in the following few weeks. (Checklist updated: June 16, 2018.)


Stock issues for former and current employees: 

- Time to untangle your stock! Due to the breakup of HP, many have discovered that they have stock in more HP-related companies (as many as seven), located in more accounts, and with much less accurate cost basis values that they thought. You or your heirs could lose some of the stock or dividends as "abandoned" -- and you could wind up paying taxes twice on the same income. A team of HP Alumni volunteers has developed a step-by-step process to help you find all your stock, protectit from being treated as abandoned property, and prevent double taxation.

- New spinoff. If you owned DXC shares on May 25, 2018, you have been issued shares in a new company called "Perspecta" -- with corresponding adjustment in value of your DXC shares.

- Micro Focus tax liability on 2017 return. HPE shareholders received shares in a UK company -- Micro Focus -- in the September 2017 spinoff of HPE's software business. Due to unique circumstances, this transaction is taxable for US shareholders -- even if no Micro Focus stock has been sold. Some brokers and administrators either did not report -- or reported incorrectly -- to the IRS. You can file an amended return.

Use the HPAA's Five-Step Stock Recovery Program to help you untangle your stock: Employee Stock


LinkedIn Tips & Traps - Positions Updated February 17, 2018 -- how to get your LinkedIn profile to show the correct company for each position.

The HP Way "...a uniquely dedicated culture that became a fierce competitive weapon, delivering 40 consecutive years of profitable growth."

Information and links specifically for people from...   Agilent   Compaq   DEC   DXC   EDS   Keysight   Micro Focus   Tandem


Unofficial information about HP:   The HP Way   Business lessons from HP history   Books on HP


About the Hewlett-Packard Alumni Association     Questions or comments to: info@hpalumni.org      Website updated: June 20, 2018.


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