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For EDS Alumni (Electronic Data Systems Corporation)   (Updated Dec 17, 2019.)  Comments about this page to: info@hpalumni.org

Information from EDS alumni for EDS alumni -- whether or not you ever worked for HP...

If you received a "Potential Private Retirement Benefit Information" notice from Social Security, it is usually based on outdated information -- as indicated by the "Year Reported" date on the form included in the body of the notice. Here's how to decode it: https://www.hpalumni.org/PotentialBenefitLetter  (

Key: HP Inc is the legal successor to EDS -- not subsequent successor companies such as HPES, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, DXC, etc. -- and has responsibility for any commitments to former EDS employees. (Does not depend on whether your last business unit subsequently ended up in HP Inc or Hewlett Packard Enterprise in the HP Breakup.)  HP contacts

HPAA member advice on EDS stock:  EDS stock is no longer traded. HP paid $25.00 per share to the owners of record as of August 26, 2008. ($13.9 billion -- a 32% premium over the market price of $18.86 before announcement .NYTimes ) EDS stock details A check was sent to the address in the ownership records for each shareholding -- Where's my stock? If the check was uncashed, the money would have eventually been turned over to a state unclaimed property department. See HPAA's page on How to check for unclaimed property  

Make sure that HP Inc has your current mailing address. Even if not classified by the company as a "Retiree" or if long gone from the company. (For example, some may have missed out on wage-and-hour class-action settlements.) The company will only update payroll records. It is your responsibility to notify the Benefits Center, Fidelity, etc. -- and watch your subsequent paperwork to verify that changes have actually been made in every database.

US:  

- Former Employee: Tabs for Change of Address, Employment Verification. The "HR Questions" tab includes Payroll, HR, Equity Awards, ESPP, SOP. HP Inc official US External HR Support page  

- Classified as a Retiree: Retiree Clubs, "HP Continuum" official retiree site, Employee Purchase Program, Discounts: HP Inc official Retiree page

Worldwide: To find the official contact page for former HP Inc employees worldwide. (Employment verification, Experience Letters, payroll, address change, HR issues) HP Inc HR Support Country Selector   If country is not listed, contact regional headquarters: HP Inc Offices Worldwide or HP Inc Corporate Headquarters 


Leaving HP, HPE, or... What to do before losing access to the company's internal systems and in the following few weeks. ASAP Checklist  

Index of pages for EDS alumni -- whether or not you ever worked for HP:

- Career and employment issues for EDS alumni. Employment verification. We're noticing that many former EDS folks have the wrong company on their LinkedIn profile. A recruiter searching for ex-EDS people may not find you. Leaving HP. Forum for EDS alumni. Networking with other EDS alumni. Details: EDS Employment and Career

- Pension, stock, and benefits issues for EDS alumni. If you were employed by EDS or "EDS, an HP Company" before January 1, 2009 you may have an EDS pension that you have forgotten about. EDS employee stock. Retiree healthcare. Other retiree benefits. Forums for EDS alumni. Details: EDS Pension, Stock, Benefits

- EDS acquisitions. HPAA's unofficial list of EDS Acquisitions

- EDS history and culture. Classic EDS ads. "The lost legacy of EDS." Books about EDS. Sale to HP. Corporate names.  Details: EDS History and Culture

Benefits, finance, and career issues specifically related to service with EDS are discussed on the EDS Alumni LinkedIn Group.


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