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azad technology partners
Quarterly Newsletter
December 2019
Welcome to the azad technology partners e-newsletter. As always, we look forward to your feedback as well as contributions to make this monthly newsletter an effective communication platform for our employees and business partners. Please continue to e-mail your suggestions and feedback to .
Thank You

With the busy holidays fast approaching, we would like to take a moment and share how truly thankful we are for the world class employees and business partners who have contributed to the company's success over the years, and to wish everyone a safe, cheerful & happy holiday season!
Important Dates for Employees in 2020

azad administration will continue to send employees advance notifications throughout the year, but to further help you plan ahead, here is a summary of important dates you should keep in mind for 2020:
  • Health Care Open EnrollmentApril 1 - Open Enrollment information is distributed to employees as soon as it is available to us from the health insurance companies.
  • 401k Open Enrollment / Percentage Contribution ChangesJanuary 1, April 1, July 1, October 1
     - Enrollment or percentage contribution change forms need to be sent to  azad administration at least 3 weeks in advance prior the Open Enrollment / Change dates. Participants may reduce contributions to $0.00 at any time by submitting a change form, but once reduced to $0.00, the participant must wait until the next open enrollment to restart contributions.
  • 401k Investment Election Changes - Investment election changes can be done anytime online through Fidelity Investments.

Holiday Schedule Reminders

As the holiday season is upon us, please kindly inform azad administration of any vacation plans or absences via email to . For planned absences, as much advanced notice as possible (preferably 3 weeks), is greatly appreciated. For any unplanned absences, please notify azad administration by phone no later than 8:15 A.M. We are available to take your call anytime during the week starting at 7:30 A.M.

If you will be out of town during the upcoming holiday week, please submit your azad  E-timesheet the week before.  In addition, if you have not already done so, please be sure to notify  azad  administration of your schedule change as soon as possible.
Top 10 Technology Trends for 2020

Gartner defines a strategic technology trend as one with substantial disruptive potential that is beginning to break out of an emerging state into broader impact and use, or which is rapidly growing with a high degree of volatility reaching tipping points over the next five years.The top 10 strategic technology trends for 2020 are...Continue reading
The Elements of Good Judgment
By: Sir Andrew Likierman

Judgment-the ability to combine personal qualities with relevant knowledge and experience to form opinions and make decisions-is "the core of exemplary leadership" according to Noel Tichy and Warren Bennis (the authors of Judgment: How Winning Leaders Make Great Calls). It is what enables a sound choice in the absence of clear-cut, relevant data or an obvious path. To some degree we are all capable of forming views and interpreting evidence. What we need, of course, is good judgment...Continue reading

Opportunities  at azadOpportunities
azad technology partners  offers some of the most exciting and versatile career opportunities in the industry and is currently hiring a few bright System Administrators and Business Systems Analysts  to join its team of professionals:

Our experience at azad shows that the best new professionals who have joined our team over the years were referred by other azad employees and clients. azad offers a generous  referral program for referring a successful new consultant and invites you to contribute to the expansion and growth of our team.
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Benefits Quick Links
azad technology partners wants to ensure employees are getting the most out of their benefits and stay informed of all the tools and resources available through the company's healthcare plan options.

Visit Regence BlueCross BlueShield to view all information regarding your medical & prescription plan and coverage.

Visit MetLife to view all information regarding your dental plan and coverage.

Visit VSP to view all information regarding your vision plan and coverage.

Start planning ahead by participating in azad's 401k plan, hosted by  Fidelity Investments . Contact azad  
administration to learn more at (503) 617-9490  or .

To learn how to become a First Tech Federal Credit Union member, visit their website.

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