Make sure that every company you ever worked for has your
current postal address.
Even if not classified by the company as a "Retiree" or if long gone -- in case of class-action
settlements or other issues. Update
address at former company
If you received a "Potential Private Retirement Benefit Information"
notice from Social Security, it is based on years-old information, as indicated by the "Year Reported" box. The key word is "potential." Here's how to decode it -- and who to contact if you are not sure what happened with that account:
You may have an EDS pension. If you were employed by EDS or "EDS, an HP Company" before
January 1, 2009 you may have an EDS pension that you have
LinkedIn now tries to force each position on your profile
into one of the companies in their company database.
This can reduce the chance that a recruiter or former
co-worker will find you. In addition, you want to control
how your HP (vs HPE) -- or Compaq, EDS, Tandem, etc. --
background is indicated. You need to check, and probably
edit, your profile.
Step-by-step instructions on how to get the correct company
and the blue "bowling ball" logo:
Join the alumni and networking groups that fit your situation:
- See the HPAA's directory of
informal HP-related social and professional groups around the
- If you have ever been an HP or HPE employee,
also join the
Hewlett-Packard Alumni Association
Stock issues for former EDS employees.
Other benefits issues for EDS alumni -- including 401(k),
stock, HPInc and HPE retiree benefits, vehicle discounts. Report disability or a
death to the
If leaving or recently left:
ASAP Checklist. Member advice on what to do before losing access to company systems --
and in the following few weeks.
Career and employment issues for EDS alumni.
Openings posted by recruiters searching for EDS background.
Leaving HP. Untangling and strengthening your LinkedIn
profile. Networking with other EDS alumni.
EDS history and culture.
Online groups for EDS alumni. Classic EDS ads. "The lost
legacy of EDS." Books about EDS. Sale to HP. Corporate
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