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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.

HP offers benefits and programs for these retirees and wants to keep in touch. 

DEC retirees can sign up to receive HP retiree program information from HP; go here: http://www.hp.com/retiree/news/feedback_signup.html  If prompted, username=hpway; password=toplay  Jill Sweeney is Program Manager for the HP Retiree Group and offers:

1. Discount store for HP retirees: http://www.hpdirect.com/employee/hpalumni

2017 update on the discount - you might do better at Best Buy but go to this page and register for retiree discount per instructions


click 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: www.facebook.com/hpretiree

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 entire HP Retiree Website.  www.hp.com/retiree  - best method to keep apprised of meetings and events.

Retirees of Digital are eligible for the HP Employee Purchase Program:

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 profile updated.

To have your profile updated, send an email along with your employee ID, personal email address, and date of hire to eppcustomer.hpshopping@hp.com 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 employee.programs@hp.com 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 project.

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 digital content.

The currently planned time commitment will consist of two phases:

Phase I:

  • 90 minute “launch” call

  • 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 ffetchet@voicesofsept11.org or (203) 321-5562.  http://www.voicesofsept11.org

HP Retired 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.


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