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Keysight Issues  (Updated Dec 29, 2022.)

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How to get your LinkedIn profile to show the correct company for each position. LinkedIn Tips & Traps - Positions

Stock:  Links and HPAA member advice on Agilent and Keysight stock: https://www.hpalumni.org/StockAgilent
Depending on when and how you acquired HP or HPE stock, you may now have stock in up to five (formerly seven) completely separate HP-related companies -- usually in multiple accounts -- and may have missed cash payouts. How many shares of which companies should I have? How much cash should I have received? hpalumni.org/stock

Key: Agilent is the legal successor to the Hewlett-Packard business units -- instrument, medical, analytical, component, etc. -- that were that were transferred to Agilent on May 2, 2000. Responsibility for commitments to former employees of those business units rests with Agilent. Includes employment verification and any retiree health, pension, etc. plans. (In turn, Keysight is now the legal successor to the HP/Agilent/Keysight instrument business.)

Make sure that the legal successor to 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 pension plan changes, employment lawsuits, settlements, or other issues. Update address at former company

Former employee or retiree of which company? (Includes any retiree health coverage, pension, 401(k), etc. )

- Left the Hewlett-Packard Company before the May 2, 2000 Agilent spinoff and had worked in the HP businesses that became Agilent -- instrument, medical, analytical, component, etc. -- classified as a former employee or retiree of Agilent. HPAA's Agilent page: https://www.hpalumni.org/agilent  

- If worked in the HP or Agilent instrument business, reclassified in the Nov 1, 2014 Keysight spinoff as a former employee or retiree of Keysight. 

Employment verification and experience letters for Hewlett-Packard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and related companies. Employment and Experience Verification

If you received a letter from Social Security entitled "Potential Private Retirement Benefit." If "Type of Benefit" is "A" -- in the "Year Reported" you rolled to a different plan, bought an annuity, or took cash. More: https://www.hpalumni.org/PotentialBenefitLetter.

Keysight Benefits. Retiree medical, retirement plan, deferred profit-sharing plan, 401(k) plan, employee stock ownership, and stock options are all administered by the Keysight Service Center at Fidelity.
1-866-956-3232. (Source: Bay Area Retired Employees Club )

Discounts on HP products are available to those officially classified as Retirees of HP or HPE. https://www.hpalumni.org/discounts-hp

Local social club. HP/HPE/Agilent/Keysight Retired Employees Club -- Bay Area.  https://hpretirees.org/myhprec/club-brochure/  (click "View Fullscreen")

Facebook. "Santa Rosa HP / Agilent / Keysight Employees." 1K members. Operated by Douglas Lash, Jackie Tauzer, Gisela Babb, Tammy Graves. https://www.facebook.com/groups/287068815289186/

Contacting Keysight. Links to pages on Keysight's company website:

- The "Contact Us" page has a link for emails -- and gives the postal address for the company's worldwide headquarters. https://www.keysight.com/us/en/contact.html

- The "Executives" page gives the names of senior executives -- including the CEO, head of Human Resources (Chief of Administrative Officer), and the chief legal officer (General Counsel.)  https://www.keysight.com/us/en/about/keysight-executive-biographies.html

Other links:

HPAA's Agilent information

Keysight press releases: http://about.keysight.com/en/newsroom/pr/

The HP Way continues: "Keysight Enabling Values" (scroll down)

HP, Agilent, Keysight History Links

Contacts for former HP and HPE employees


If formerly a regular, direct U.S. employee of HP or HPE -- or are in the process of leaving -- join the HP Alumni Association. No charge, thanks to HPAA's Supporting Members.


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