For DEC Retirees - the HP Connection
Those of us who
officially retired from Digital Equipment Corporation, through the
formal retirement process or the SERP (Early Retirement Program offered
in the early 1990s), or from Compaq's similar programs post-DEC
acquisition, are considered retirees of Hewlett-Packard Corporation.
benefits and programs for these retirees and wants to keep in touch.
can sign up to receive HP retiree program information from HP; go here:
prompted, username=hpway; password=toplay Jill Sweeney is Program
Manager for the HP Retiree Group and offers:
Discount store for HP retirees:
on the discount - you might do better at Best Buy but go to this page
and register for retiree discount per instructions
on the link under “US Alumni Product Purchase Program.” Then follow the
instructions to register for the program.
2. Join the HP
Retiree Community on Facebook:
3. Most of us
ex-Digits are not official retirees. However, HP has a program that will
get us some discount on products - called HP Friends and Family.
Register here, company code FF2090
4. Check out the
HP Retiree Website.
www.hp.com/retiree - best method to keep apprised
of meetings and events.
Digital are eligible for the HP Employee
As an HP retiree
you are eligible for the Employee Purchase Program. You will need your
Digital or HP badge number and your hire date* to access the system. To access EPP go
to www.hpshopping.com and click on the “sign in” link at the top
center of the page using your personal email address. Once you have
signed in you should see a blue HPEPP tag next to the prices. If you
see a yellow EPP tag or no EPP tag at all, you will need to get your
To have your
profile updated, send an email along with your employee ID, personal
email address, and date of hire to firstname.lastname@example.org and
they will get you access to the EPP program right away. As a special
resource, Retirees have the use of a special Executive Customers
Relations line to report problems with HP equipment or services for
themselves or friends and relatives. The ECR number is 650-857-7177 in
the Palo Alto area, or call toll free at 800-756-0608 (choose option
#7). These problem escalation lines are available Monday – Friday from
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific Time).
*If you don't have
your original hire date send an email to
requesting this information.
HP Sponsors "Voices of September 11"
Dear HP Retiree, Voices of September
11th (VOICES) is a 501c3 non-profit formed shortly after 9/11 which
provides support to those impacted by 9/11 while advocating for the
changes needed to make us all safer. VOICES is looking for volunteers
to work with other volunteers from IBM and Symantec to develop their
overall technology plan to align with their 9/11 Living Memorial
The 9/11 Living
Memorial is a digital archive of 9/11– starting with the victims and
will eventually include rescue workers, survivors and companies who
were located in the World Trade Center complex. The archive currently
has over 1,400 individual digital profiles established and continues
to amass large amounts of content from 9/11 family members. The 9/11
family members are finding this project very comforting. By the 10th
anniversary of 9/11, the team’s goal is to have most if not all of the
victims’ electronic profiles established and have
www.911livingmemorial.org be a state-of-the-art digital archive.
VOICES is reaching out to IBM, HP, and Symantec to try and identify
individuals who have the background and interest in helping shape the
technology plan so it does showcase the broad range of content that is
currently being gathered. Beyond the website, VOICES is
partnering with the National September 11 Memorial and Museum which
will use the 9/11 Living Memorial content in their physical museum,
when built at Ground Zero. VOICES has also started discussions with
the Library of Congress and other organizations to showcase this
planned time commitment will consist of two phases:
A full day face-to-face meeting at which will segment
the plan into separate elements (security, for example)
And a final
conference call to tie the plan together (allowing time for work to be
completed from the in-person meeting)
In Phase II, the
technology plan will be further developed and implemented. Phase II is
optional for HP, but it would be very helpful if someone from HP would
be willing to assist the VOICES team with this implementation.
If you are
interested in participating in this opportunity, please contact Frank
Fetchet at email@example.com or (203) 321-5562.
Foodies meet in Foodsville
Foodsville is a virtual community
created by Hewlett-Packard and its partner, Applewood Books, offering
books, articles, reviews and recipes of interest to food lovers. Its
enabled by BookPrep, an exciting new HP business incubation e recently
announced by HP Labs. HP's new BookPrep technology enables publishers
to digitize any existing book and turn it into a virtual asset that
can be sold over the Internet and printed on demand -- either as is,
or personalized by the consumer. Through this effort we are helping HP
capture new revenue streams in the publishing area, and accelerating
the adoption of print-on-demand, which in turn drives HP digital print
products and services. See BookPrep in action and come join in the fun
by joining the HP Retired Foodies group at www.foodsville.com. If
you'd like more information on BookPrep technology, go to www.hp.com/idealab
and click on the BookPrep icon .… Bon appetit!
And, last but
not least, click here for a chart
provided by HP for who to contact for most of your questions.