Select the links below that fit your situation...
- Current HP or HPE employee:
Networking and Information for Current Employees. Also join
LinkedIn Tandem Alumni* group.
- HP or HPE employee in the process of leaving: use the
LinkedIn Tandem Alumni* and
groups on LinkedIn.
- Former Tandem employee who never worked for
Tandem Alumni* and
groups on LinkedIn.
"Potential Private Retirement Benefit"
letter from Social Security. Reports the last transaction in
a benefit plan that you were once enrolled in. If "Type of
Benefit" is coded "A" -- in the previous year, you rolled
the money into a different plan, bought an annuity, or took
the cash. "M" if you left before vesting in that plan. How
HP Breakup. On Nov 1, 2015, the legal name of the Hewlett-Packard Company was changed to HP Inc.
and a new, independent company -- Hewlett Packard
Enterprise (no hyphen; singular; green-rectangle logo) -- was
spun out. Portions
of HPE were later spun out into DXC and Micro Focus, which have spun out
other companies. Details:
HP Inc. is the legal successor to the companies acquired by
the Hewlett-Packard Company before the company was split into HP Inc. and
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE.) Responsibility for any commitments
to former employees of Compaq, Digital, and Tandem
remain with HP Inc. -- regardless of whether the employee's last
business unit ended up in HP Inc. or HPE. This includes employment verification and
any retiree health coverage, pension, 401(k), etc. plans.
Which HP-related companies am I a retiree or former employee of? (Not always obvious.)
Given HP's complex history of acquisitions, divestitures, and spinoffs, the company or companies that you are legally a former
employee of may not be obvious. If any doubt, check here:
Contacts at HP Inc. -- the successor company:
Make sure that HP 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. (HP Inc. is the legal successor to companies bought by HP -- including Compaq and EDS. HPE is successor to companies it bought -- Cray, Nimble, etc.) Update
address at former company
Check your LinkedIn profile!
You may be surprised. LinkedIn has changed how employers are
identified -- dropping employers and modifying profiles
without notice. In addition, HP positions were changed to
HPE. You want recruiters to believe your profile -- and
former co-workers to find you.
Service at predecessor companies. Of HP's many
predecessor companies, only HP and DEC had retiree healthcare programs.
Only HP, DEC, and EDS had pension plans. Over the years, HP, DEC, and
EDS set aside money in dedicated trust funds to pay for those programs.
Compaq, Tandem, Autonomy, Palm, etc. did not have retiree healthcare or
pensions among their benefits programs. Their employees did not have
those expectations and there were no corresponding trust funds to pass
on to an acquiring company. Therefore, employees of those companies do
not get credit under HP's retiree healthcare or pension programs for
service at the predecessor company. (DEC employees get retiree health
credit for DEC and HP service but not Compaq service.) Confusingly,
predecessor service counts for vacation/FTO. Details:
Employment verification and experience letters for
Hewlett-Packard or Hewlett Packard Enterprise, predecessor companies, and successor companies.
Employment and Salary Verification
Time to untangle your stock! No one but you really cares about
your employment-related stock. You may now have stock in up to seven
HP-related companies. Your stock may not all be in the same place, or be
registered to your current postal address. You may need to find stray
accounts or retrieve lost stock, dividends, or cash payouts. The IRS
does not have the ability to independently determine your cost basis;
you may need to estimate it. An HP Alumni team has developed a
Stock Decoder tables for:
Compaq acquisition of Tandem: For each share of
Tandem owned on August 29, 1997, Tandem shareholders
received 0.525 shares of Compaq stock. Source:
SEC 8K filing "Compaq Computer Corp. said
yesterday it plans to buy struggling Tandem Computers Inc.
for about $3 billion in stock... almost 50 percent more"
than Tandem's closing price before the June 23 announcement.
NonStop jobs are often posted on this
Tandem networking group:
Tandem Alumni LinkedIn (not operated by HPAA)
Employment Verification for former
Directory of HP- and Tandem-related networks and groups
around the world.
former HP and HPE employees
"Tandem Computers Unplugged: A People's History" – by Gaye
I. Clemson. Stories and recollections from employees –
capturing the voices and history of this amazing company.
FastPencil, Inc. (July 2012) ASIN:
Wikipedia article – with references and links. Note:
Wikipedia articles change over time, may not cover all
aspects of the topic consistently, and may not be written
from a neutral point of view.
– Core Values
and Business Relationships" 30-page booklet
"Tandem Value System" wallet card -- two sides:
Tandem Systems Review "Technical information about
Tandem software releases and products" (1983 -1994)
Bedsheet Tandem strategy and challenges detailed on a
36" x 24" poster, scanned by Gaye Clemson. (1980)
Tandem Atmos clock (10-year gift):
Members of the
Tandem Alumni Forum posted in October 2017 recommending
watchmakers who repair these rare Swiss clocks.
http://www.atmosclock.us/ (clocksmith Mike Murray)
Unofficial reference site with manuals, parts, etc.
Operated by volunteers. Not officially endorsed or supported.
Jack Loustaunou, Mike Green, Jim Katzman, Jimmy Treybig.