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For Tandem Alumni  (Updated Dec 18, 2021) 

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Select the links below that fit your situation...

- Current HP or HPE employee: Networking and Information for Current Employees. Also join the LinkedIn Tandem Alumni* group.

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

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

"Potential Private Retirement Benefit" letter from Social Security. If "Type of Benefit" is "A" -- you rolled to a different plan, bought an annuity, or took cash. How to decode and what to do: hpalumni.org/PotentialBenefitLetter.

HP Breakup. On Nov 1, 2015, the legal name of the Hewlett-PackardCompany was changed to HP Inc. and a new, completely separate 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 separate companies. Details: HP Breakup

HP Inc. is the legal successor to the companies acquired by Hewlett-Packard before the company was split into HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Responsibility for commitments to former employees of Compaq, EDS, etc. remain with HP Inc. -- regardless of whether their last business unit ended up in HP or HPE. Includes employment verification and any retiree health, pension, etc. plans.

Which HP-related companies have me classified as a retiree or former employee? Given HP's history of acquisitions and spinoffs, this may not be obvious. If any doubt, check here: Which Company

Contacts at HP Inc. -- the successor company: HP contacts

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

Check your LinkedIn profile! Profiles were changed without notice. HPE changed many decades-old HP positions to HPE; LinkedIn deleted many employers. Recruiters and hiring managers view entries that don't make sense -- such as HPE employment before Nov 2015 -- as signs of a fake profile. You may wish to feature your EDS, Tandem, or other background. Step-by-step: hpalumni.org/LinkedIn


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, 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: DEC  EDS

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

Time to untangle your stock!

Depending on when and how you acquired HP or HPE stock, you may now have stock in up to six completely separate HP-related companies in various accounts -- or have missed cash payouts.

An HP Alumni team has developed a process to determine what stock you should have and how to find it. hpalumni.org/stock

HPAA's detailed Stock Decoder tables for: Compaq   DEC    Tandem 

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  Article

NonStop jobs are often posted on this Tandem networking group:

- Tandem Alumni LinkedIn  (not operated by HPAA)

 

Other links:

- Employment Verification for former employees.

- 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 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 now-closed 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)

 

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