February 2016 Intel Retiree News Flash

  • Attendance at board meetings is open to all retirees who are members of IRO. If you would like to listen to your board at work, please send a request with one week’s notice to Barb Frank at Frankbarbara@sbcglobal.net.
  • Are you a new retiree? Visit the IRO website where we have summarized key information.

FROM THE BOARD – Barb Frank, President

RETIREE CONTINGENT WORKFORCE PILOT PROGRAM UPDATE
We asked retirees for feedback on our pilot of the Contingent Workforce (CW) program in December, and provided that feedback to Intel in mid-December. Intel has responded, and a six-month program review is being scheduled in February. Click here for the feedback and response details.

HEALTH/BENEFITS – Tom Piete, Chairperson

SOME SOCIAL SECURITY CHANGES MAY IMPACT YOU
Some major Social Security changes are arriving soon, due to passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015. It eliminates two strategies for collecting Social Security frequently used by retired couples. The ability to file for Social Security benefits and immediately suspend them changes on April 29, 2016. Click here to learn more.

ARE YOU EXPECTING A W2 FROM INTEL THIS YEAR?
Intel will mail your W2 by January 31st. If you have not received your W2 by mid-February, request a copy by calling the Get HR Help 800 number (1-800-238-0486) and select either the payroll option or option zero. If you have received your W2 and have questions, you can also request a W2 Breakdown Letter that details what was included in each box on your W2. Remember to use the voicemail/call back option if hold times are long.

COMMUNICATION – Debbie Watson, Chairperson

GIVING A VOICE TO GENIUS
What started as a brief dinner encounter with Gordon Moore and others from Intel, has grown into a 20-year relationship between Intel and Steven Hawking that has kept Hawking’s technology ahead of his declining physical capabilities. Read this fascinating story here.

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME
There are many retirees who have tried their hand at writing. Several have even had their books published. However, it’s probably safe to say that few had books published prior to beginning their Intel careers. There is one retiree, who was already a successful writer before he picked up his Intel badge in 1983. His name is Walt Triebel. Here is his story.

VOLUNTEER – Ben Manny, Chairperson

INTEL INVOLVED HOURS CONFIRMATION
All 2015 Intel Involved hours have been entered and confirmations emailed. The confirmations were sent from “Retiree Volunteers.” If you submitted hours but did not get a confirmation, check any junk/spam email folders before asking Intel to confirm your hours. IRO is NOT able to confirm your hours. Please email your confirmation requests to retiree.volunteers@intel.com. First payouts for 2015 hours are expected in late March/early April.

TRACKING INTEL INVOLVED HOURS
Do you have a good way to track Intel Involved Hours? IRO would like to share your Best Known Methods. There are many tools and devices that can be used: smart phones, tablets, calendars, spread sheets and time tracking apps. If you have an easy way that works for you, please send it to intelretiree@gmail.com and we will share them on the IRO website.

ENCORE PERFORMANCE: A SECOND CAREER OPPORTUNITY
After retiring from Intel Corporation as a training specialist, Dan Hamilton wanted to use his 30+ years of experience. Little did he know that his year of commitment to the Sacramento, California Food Bank and Family Services through the Encore Fellowship would impact his life so profoundly. Read Dan’s story.

SITE UPDATES

UPCOMING SITE ACTIVITIES
Visit site calendars to view activities in your area.

Arizona: The Intel International Science & Engineering Fair will be held May 8-13, 2016. Hundreds of volunteers are needed in a variety of roles including interpreters, general volunteers and judges. Please visit the Society for Science and the Public website to learn more and to sign up to volunteer at this exciting event sponsored by Intel. Over 1,700 exceptional students from 70 countries will be competing for several million dollars in prizes.

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