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For EDS Alumni (Electronic Data Systems Corporation)   (Updated  Mar 3, 2021.)  Comments about this page to: info@hpalumni.org

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

Key: HPInc is the legal successor to EDS. Responsibility was not transferred to successor companies such as Hewlett Packard Enterprise or DXC. HPInc has responsibility for any commitments to former EDS employees.  This includes any retiree health coverage, pension, 401(k), etc. plans. (Does not depend on whether the employee's last business unit ended up in HPInc or Hewlett Packard Enterprise in the HP Breakup.) 

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: https://www.hpalumni.org/PotentialBenefitLetter

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 forgotten about. https://www.hpalumni.org/edsPension

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: https://www.hpalumni.org/LinkedInPositions

Join the alumni and networking groups that fit your situation:

- See the HPAA's directory of 190 informal HP-related social and professional groups around the world.

- If you have ever been an HP or HPE employee, also join the Hewlett-Packard Alumni Association

Stock issues for former EDS employees. https://www.hpalumni.org/StockEDS

Other benefits issues for EDS alumni -- including 401(k), stock, HPInc and HPE retiree benefits, vehicle discounts. Report disability or a death to the company. https://www.hpalumni.org/edsBenefits

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. Employment verification. Leaving HP. Untangling and strengthening your LinkedIn profile. Networking with other EDS alumni. https://www.hpalumni.org/edsCareer

EDS history and culture. Online groups for EDS alumni. Classic EDS ads. "The lost legacy of EDS." Books about EDS. Sale to HP. Corporate names.  Details: https://www.hpalumni.org/edsHistoryCulture


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