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For Tandem Alumni...  (Updated: November 19, 2019)  Comments about this page to: info@hpalumni.org

Select the links below that fit your situation...

- Current HP or HPE employee: Networking and Information for Current Employees. Join Tandem Alumni* group on LinkedIn.-

- HP or HPE employee in the process of leaving: use the ASAP checklist. Join Tandem Alumni* and HP Connections groups on LinkedIn.

- Former Tandem employee who never worked for HP: Join Tandem Alumni* and HP Connections groups on LinkedIn.

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you received a "Potential Private Retirement Benefit Information" notice from Social Security, it is usually based on outdated information -- as indicated by the "Year Reported" date on the form included in the body of the notice.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

Compaq was the legal successor to Tandem. HP, in turn, is the legal successor to Compaq -- and has responsibility for any commitments.  (Does not depend on whether your last business unit subsequently ended up in HP Inc or Hewlett Packard Enterprise in the HP Breakup.)


Key: HP Inc is the legal successor to DEC, Tandem, and Compaq -- not subsequent successor companies such as HPES, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, DXC, etc. -- and has responsibility for any commitments to former Compaq 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

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 


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


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. (Note that qualifying years-of-service may vary for different types of benefit. For example, predecessor service counts to determine FTO.)  Details: DEC  EDS

Employment verification and Experience Letters. (Also covers the company's predecessor companies.) Official HP instructions -- and HPAA member tips -- on how to provide current and past employment status and salary to potential employers, financial institutions, and government aid agencies. Employment Verification: https://www.hpalumni.org/verif. Experience Letter: https://www.hpalumni.org/verif-letter

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. Source: Washington Post

NonStop jobs are often posted on one or both of these Tandem networking groups:

- Tandem Alumni Forum* (Jimmy Treybig is a member)

- Tandem Alumni LinkedIn*

 

Other links:

- Employment Verification for former employees.

- Networking Directory of HP- and Tandem-related networks and groups around the world.

- Contacts for former HP and HPE employees 

 

Tandem history:

- "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: 1607466856

- Tandem 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.

- "Tandem Value System Core Values and Business Relationships" 30-page booklet

- "Tandem Value System" wallet card -- two sides: Core Values   Business Relationships

- Tandem Systems Review "Technical information about Tandem software releases and products" (1983 -1994)

 

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. (541-559-1090)

- http://www.theclockmanonline.com (714.578.0089)

- www.curtsclocks.com (612.244.4557)

- http://www.lukinswatch.com (916-485-4545)

* The informal "Tandem Alumni" group on LinkedIn -- and the "Tandem Alumni" forum on Yahoo -- are operated by former Tandem employees, not by the HPAA or HP.

 

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Jack Loustaunou, Mike Green, Jim Katzman, Jimmy Treybig

Jack Loustaunou, Mike Green, Jim Katzman, Jimmy Treybig.

 


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