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Links specifically for former employees from the UK.  (Revised Apr 4, 2024.)

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Which HP-related companies have me classified as a retiree or former employee? Due to acquisitions and spinoffs, this may not be obvious. Check here: Which Company

HP Inc. In general, responsibility for original commitments to former U.S. employees of Compaq, DEC, EDS, etc. remain with HP Inc. regardless of whether their last business unit ended up in HP or HPE. (Canada and UK: HPE. Other countries vary.
Country-by-country details)

- Worldwide, including US:  https://content.ext.hp.com/sites/CountrySupport/CountrySelector.page If difficulty: HP Inc Admin Headquarters, 10300 Energy Drive, Spring, TX 77389. 1-650-857-1501.)

Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Includes companies that HPE acquired (Cray, Juniper, Nimble, etc.) (For companies acquired by Hewlett-Packard before the Nov 1, 2015 split into HP Inc and HPE, see HP Inc above.)

- Worldwide, including US:  https://hr.ext.hpe.com/External-HR-Support-Home [Allow several minutes for page to load.]  If difficulty: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, 1701 E Mossy Oaks Rd, Spring, TX 77389. 1-678-259-9860.)

- UK Pension -- HP, DEC, EDS. HP Limited Retirement Benefits Plan, administered by Equiniti. https://hprbp.com  Independent UK HP Pension Association

- DEC UK Pension. Issues for those with pre-1997 service under the original DEC UK pension plan -- a defined-benefit plan. Details: https://www.hpalumni.org/DEC

Autonomy https://www.hpalumni.org/Autonomy

Micro Focus https://www.hpalumni.org/MicroFocus

Reconnect, celebrate the good times, and appreciate those who have passed. There are many HP-related social groups on Facebook, including: HP, DEC, Tandem, and Compaq. Private, independent online forums operated and moderated by people from each community. Leading HP-related Facebook groups: https://www.hpalumni.org/facebook

The DEC Connection is an independent association of former DEC employees: DEC Connection

Dexodus is an independent association of former UK DEC employees: https://dexodus.uk

Pensions:

- UK Pension -- HP, DEC, EDS. HP Limited Retirement Benefits Plan, administered by Equiniti. https://hprbp.com  Independent UK HP Pension Association

- DEC UK Pension. Issue for those with pre-1997 service under the original DEC UK pension plan -- a defined-benefit plan.
Involves retirees from many UK and multinational companies: ...there could be as many as 500,000 pensioners who have not received discretionary increases over many years.
British IT news site:
8/17/23 Register article   Pensions Ombudsman Determination 2014   Parliament: Early Day Motion 07 March 2024 
Independent UK HP Pension Association   From UK HP Pension Association to Work & Pensions Select Committee: 11/8/23 Submission   Being discussed on this Facebook group: "Digital UK Remembered
[By contrast: The HP U.S. defined-benefit pension plans -- which were closed to new participants in 2003 and 2006 -- never had cost-of-living increases. Compaq never had a pension plan.]

LinkedIn issues: "HP UK" includes people from all over the world. Even if in the UK, not a good company to use -- a recruiter may not find you. Indicate your UK work location in the entry for the position. See LinkedIn Tips & Traps

Acquisitions and divestitures: Directory (163 acquisitions -- plus 30 divestitures and spinoffs.)


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