» Comments about new site access policy
Beginning June 1, 2007, all visitors, including retirees, will be required to have an HP escort to enter work areas beyond the lobby. HP Security recently conducted an assessment of our access control practices. While some of our locations allow unescorted retiree access, many more do not. Based on industry norms and potential risks, we have decided to follow a consistent practice of requiring escorted access to all of our sites.
In addition, HP will start issuing gold photo retiree badges to new retirees beginning June 1, 2007. This will replace the previously issued plastic retiree name tag. Current retirees who visit HP on a regular basis should make arrangements to obtain a photo badge by emailing HouPhoto/ID@hp.com with the following information:
- Name (and preferred name for the badge)
- Mailing address
- Phone number
- Employee ID#
A temporary "stick-on" retiree badge will also be available at HP lobbies for retirees who are not interested in obtaining a photo badge, do not anticipate visiting an HP facility on a regular basis or forget their photo retiree badge.
The above changes have been communicated to the representatives of the U.S. retiree clubs, if you should have any questions do not hesitate to contact your club representatives.
We want you to know that Hewlett-Packard will continue to welcome back our dedicated and valued retirees. However, prudent and reasonable adjustments to HP's access control standard will be required from time-to-time to ensure the safety of all workers, visitors and protect HP's assets and interests. After May 31, 2007, we ask that you please make arrangements for an HP escort if you plan to visit an HP facility.
Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to your visits to HP.