January 2018 Intel Retiree News Flash

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • HAPPY NEW YEAR!
  • FOLSOM’S ANNUAL DINNER
  • AZ SITE COORDINATOR NEEDED
  • MEET FOLSOM SOCIAL COMMITTEE
  • W2 MAILING FROM INTEL
  • HOT TOPIC FORUMS GET A THUMBS UP!
  • FORBES ARTICLES – INTEL #1
  • 2017 DEADLINE REMINDERS
  • INTEL INVOLVED ADMIN WILL BE BENEVITY
IMPORTANT RETIREE DATES:

  • JANUARY 15, 2018
    Deadline to submit Intel Involved Volunteer Hours and Matching Gifts Donations
  • JANUARY 31, 2018
    Intel mails W2s to retirees

FROM THE BOARD – Barb Frank, President

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Happy New Year from your Intel Retiree Organization volunteers! Every year the IRO board and committee members work tirelessly on behalf of you, the Intel Retiree. We’ll be meeting in Q1/2018 to set the agenda for the new year. If you would like to get more involved in our organization, there are a number of ways to contribute. Just contact Barb Frank who can direct you to a position or committee that aligns with your interests.

FOLSOM HOLDS ANNUAL DINNER!
Folsom retirees had a fun annual event at the Empire Ranch Golf Club. Click here to read all about it and check out the photos!

AZ SITE COORDINATOR
Arizona: We need an Arizona-based retiree to volunteer to take on the important role of Site Coordinator for 2018. Be the hub of social interactions at YOUR site!  Interested? Contact Barb Frank.

MEET THE NEW FOLSOM SOCIAL COMMITTEE
We are happy to announce that Don Littlefield is the new Site Coordinator for Folsom. Don will be working closely with his social committee of Lee Miller and Chris Schockowitz. Thanks to our new social team for volunteering to coordinate our Folsom functions. Welcome!

HEALTH & BENEFITS – Tom Piete, Chairperson

RETIREES RECEIVING A W2 FROM INTEL
Intel will mail your W2 to the mailing address that they have on record for you as of the end of 2017. It will be mailed by January 31. If you have not received your W2 by the middle of February, you can 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 which details what was included in each box on your W2. Remember to use the voicemail/call back option if hold times are long. 

DISCOUNTS – Cheryl Pruss, Chairperson

McAFEE SOFTWARE FOR INTEL RETIREES
About mid-December retirees began to encounter a problem using the code provided though the McAfee validation process (you access this from the IRO website). Without the correct code, verification to get the free software doesn’t happen. At this time, the process to get free McAfee software for retirees is not functional. We will let you know through an announcement when the situation is resolved.

COMMUNICATION – Debbie Watson, Chairperson

HOT TOPIC FORUMS GET A THUMBS UP!
The Pilot program for the Hot Topic Forums is DONE and we surveyed the participants for feedback. We received mostly positive feedback indicating the Finding Healthcare after COBRA Forum was useful and that we should continue to offer IRO Hot Topic Forums. We also received suggestions on how we could make future Forums better.

After considering retiree feedback, as well input from the IRO volunteers required to administer the program, the Communications Team unanimously agreed to continue with Hot Topic Forums as a communications channel. The Hot Topic Forums will only be held when there is a timely and relevant topic that requires expert input. Some retirees requested other, more general, forums. The Communications Team will consider that request in 2018.

 

 

REFLECTIONS ON RESPONSIBILITY AND RESULTS
Forbes Magazine ranks Intel #1 on the Just 100 rankings. Learn more about what Intel is being recognized for and the significance, through this post by Intel’s Director of Corporate Responsibility, Suzanne Fallender.
December 26, 2017 issue of Forbes

VOLUNTEER AND DONATION COMMITTEE – Ben Manny & Annette Bachmeier, Co-chairs

2018 DEADLINE REMINDERS

  1. All 2017 Intel Involved volunteer hours must be reported by January 15th, 2018. Retiree hours are reported using this website form. 
  2. Use this link before January 15, 2018 to request Matching Gifts for donations made in 2017 that use your 2017 matching limits.

Complete details for these programs are found here.

IT’S COMING!!!
Intel announced they will be migrating the Intel Involved program to Benevity. This migration will simplify reporting hours and tracking payouts. IRO is working with Intel to communicate these changes. If you currently do NOT have a Benevity account; email support@benevity.org and indicate that you are a U.S. retiree and provide your WWID. Benevity will verify your WWID then create your account and provide the required log in information.

SITE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

To view multi-site opportunities, visit the All Intel Sites Opportunity page.

ARIZONANEW: 2018 Maricopa County Stand Down – 30 volunteers needed on January 26, 2018 to assist veterans in navigating available services; science/ engineering fair judges needed for Bogle Jr. High and Hamilton High. Please visit Arizona Opportunities web page for details.

UPCOMING SITE SOCIAL EVENTS

Visit individual site calendars to view details of social activities in your area.

ARIZONA – We are looking for a volunteer to coordinate Arizona social activities.  Email us at intelretiree@gmail.com BAY AREA – Annual Wine and Cheese Party,  Feb. 11, 2-5pm, at Ruth Short’s home; RSVP by Feb. 5 to Valerie Kohl FOLSOM – Annual retiree dinner click to view party photos
MASSACHUSETTS – No events planned at this time NEW MEXICO – No events planned at this time OREGON/WASHINGTON – Bi-monthly lunch – February 13 at 1:00p.m., location TBD; RSVP to Susan McElfish

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