February 2014 Intel Retiree News Flash

FROM THE BOARD – Barb Frank, President

Important: Are you a new retiree or member of IRO? We’ve summarized some key areas on our website to help work through the maze of retirement. Check it out! 

MAILING ADDRESS CHANGED? NEW PROCESS AVAILABLE!
To report a mailing address change to Intel, retirees have been requesting an alternative to calling the Intel Global Contact Center at 1-800-238-0486. Intel listened and you can now update your information by email or by fax. Click here to find out how.

IRO MEMBERSHIP REACHES 2,465 AND GROWING
Over the past year, IRO membership has grown over 20% and represents 37% of Intel’s worldwide retiree population (6,696 retirees). Broken down between the US and international, the US IRO membership is 47% of US retirees (5,137 retirees) and international IRO membership is 2% of international retirees (1,559 retirees).

HEALTH/BENEFITS – Cheryl Pruss, Chairperson

PASSPORT DISCOUNT SITE UPGRADED – TECHNICAL ISSUES FIXED
The Passport discount site was upgraded and has a new look. During the transition, some alert retirees noticed technical issues. Those have since been resolved. If any further issues are identified, the Intel Vault program support staff is available to help. Contact information and details are available here.

NEED TO REPLACE YOUR INTEL BADGE?
For some time, Intel retirees have been able to keep their inactive badge when they leave Intel. Having your Intel badge may help facilitate certain discounts (e.g. the Ford discount). For retirees who do not have their old employee badge, they can receive a duplicate if needed for identification purposes. Click here to learn more about the process.

COMMUNICATION – Debbie Watson, Chairperson

MEET EJ PEIKER – PHOTOGRAPHER EXTRAORDINAIRE!
Meet EJ Peiker, a talented landscape photographer who has traveled the world – from Antarctica to the Dolomites of Italy and from Iceland to South Africa.

JON OLSON – HIS LIFE AND LIFE LESSONS
Jon Olson retired as Director of Finance in 2005 and talks about what he learned at Intel to help with his “second act” as Chief Finance Officer at Xilinx. Read about his life after Intel.

IF YOU MISSED ANY OF OUR EXECUTIVE INTERVIEWS FROM 2013…
All are available on our website, or click on any of these names to read their stories: John Johnson, Tom Innes, Gerry Parker, Keith Thomson, Ted Jenkins, Tom Franz, and Tony Sica.

HELP WANTED – WRITERS NEEDED!
Do you enjoy our Life After Intel articles? If you would like to try your hand at writing them yourselves, consider joining the Communication Committee. The commitment involves a monthly one-hour meeting run Intel-style, input on communication strategies and writing a few articles a year. We’re all retirees, so flexibility is paramount! If interested, drop Debbie Watson, Chairperson, an email through our mailbox.

GREATER ACCOUNTABILITY IN TOP PAY OF INTEL’S TOP OFFICERS
An article in the February 3rd edition of the San Francisco Business Times reports that Intel, in a letter being sent to shareholders,  describes “a cultural shift” in the way it pays its CEO and other top executives. Read the details here.

VOLUNTEER – Ben Manny, Chairperson

INTEL INVOLVED SUBMISSION FORM BACK ON-LINE
While the deadline for submitting 2013 volunteer hours has passed, hours for 2014 can be reported any time until the January 15th 2015 deadline using this form. Last year Intel modified the form to use pull down menus to describe the focus and the type of the volunteer activity. One of the reasons for this change was Intel’s pledge to the A Billion Plus Change campaign. Please see the updated tips on how to use these pull down menus and other reasons for this change.

SITE UPDATES

Be sure to check your site calendar for the latest events and contact any site representative if you have an idea for an event or would like to volunteer.

AZ – The Science Spectacular begins on February 20 and the Intel Demo Center in CH6 will be open to the public during the Chandler Tech Crawl.  Click here for more information.

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