TI’s annual “Giving Tuesday” volunteer event will be a bit different this year because of the ongoing public health crisis. Instead of our tradition of North Texas TIers and retirees delivering meals to the elderly and homebound in Dallas and Collin counties, we will offer a menu of virtual volunteer options across nonprofit partners that serve the most at risk – the elderly, the homebound, those who are suffering from hunger, families who are experiencing economic hardships, and LGBTQ youth.
The annual TI Health Benefits Seminar for Medicare-Eligible retirees is a recorded video event this year because of the COVID-19 pandemi so click here to view the video. This video will remain accessible from our website to view at anytime of your choosing in the future. David Carter of VIA Benefits has prepared this video update and also answers questions of a general nature which have been submitted in advance.
Our president, Debi Heaton, announced that TIAA has a new TIAA Administrator – Tammy Hernandez. Tammy joined TI in 1982 as a product engineering technician working in DMOS IV & V until 2003. She then became an administrative assistant from 2003 to when she retired in 2018. With retirement, she and her spouse (still an active TIer) joined TIAA as lifetime members. She was one of our tour guides when TIAA toured RFab. Tammy began work August 3 -- click here to view her photo.
How to join the Zoom meeting:
Via PC, iPad, Smartphone, or similar device: click on this link and follow the instructions:
Via a traditional phone:
- Phone Number: 1-346-248-7799
- Meeting ID: 822 6299 1836 (Note, if you are asked for a “participant ID”, press #)
Please note that this is the first time TIAA is conducting an Annual Meeting via Zoom, so there may be a few rough edges, please be patient.
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is required to notify participants of important changes to the TI Welfare Benefits Plan and/or the TI Retiree Health Benefit Plan (collectively the “Plan”). This notification, called a Summary of Material Modifications (SMM), reflects the provisions that are effective June 1, 2020. And, it is intended to update the Plan’s 2020 Summary Plan Description (SPD), and is incorporated as such. The complete 2020 SPD can be found here.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 TIAA Annual Meeting was conducted as a “virtual” meeting, over Zoom. Attendees heard presentations from both TIAA President Debi Heaton and Andy Smith, Executive Director of the TI Foundation. Andy’s presentation included a TI update as well as a summary of the TI Foundation’s COVID-19 related work supporting employees, customers, and communities at locations around the world.
With the escalating needs across our country and local communities because of the impact of COVID-19, the TI Alumni Association will host an online United Way giving campaign, April 17 to May 1. Recently retired TI Senior Vice President Greg Delagi and his wife, Beth, will chair the TIAA campaign.
TIAA has been notified that TI will postpone the United Way Campaign, originally set for April, to later this summer. The campaign plans included a large number of volunteer events with active TIers going out in the community to visit United Way agencies. All of these events will be shifted to later this summer. The TIAA Annual Charity Golf Tournament is one of the events affected by this decision; the tournament set for April 6, will be postponed to later in the year.
Crossroads Community Services (CCS) is now located just off Cockrell Hill Road, in a new and large home. Here they partner with educational and medical institutions in Dallas County in order to provide more holistic solutions to deeply entrenched social and economic problems by acting as the southern regional hub for North Texas Food Bank and expanding their food distribution program. On average, a family of four receives 100 pounds of groceries when they visit Crossroads pantry which means CCS distributes 2.25 million pounds of food to approximately 12,000 unduplicated