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Posted on: November 14, 2018

BIG Mystery Revealed…Winning Holiday Luncheon Menu Announced

Mystery plate menu

With the annual Team Plano Holiday Lunch just three weeks away, members of the planning committee are ready to share results of the employee menu survey! Watch the video announcement here and learn what you’ll be eating at the Thursday, December...

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Posted on: November 14, 2018

Review Your Open Enrollment Confirmation Statement by November 29

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The 2019 Open Enrollment Confirmation Statements are ready to view in PeopleSoft.

Please check your confirmation statement carefully to be sure your elections are correct. In addition, review your “status” in the Connect4Health Premium ...

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Posted on: November 14, 2018

A Dream Came True for Public Works’ Herman Harris

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The City’s Tuition Reimbursement program helped make Labor Maintenance Worker Herman E. Harris, Jr.’s lifelong desire a reality. Herman took advantage of Plano’s financial assistance to continue his education and he now has a...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: November 14, 2018

Liberty Recreation Center Closes for Renovations

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On Saturday, December 1, Liberty Recreation Center closes for renovations. When it reopens, you'll enjoy:

  • Updated locker rooms and restrooms
  • A new entrance to the pool
  • An enhanced and expanded fitness area
  • A new outdoor fitness area
  • Pool area improvements
  • A gen...
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1 Announcements
Posted on: November 14, 2018

Perils & Pleasures of Turkey Frying, plus, FOG Disposal

Turkey fryer

Many households engage in turkey frying at Thanksgiving or Christmas in the quest to serve a moister fowl to the family. But how many of you actually know the proper and safe way for a turkey to meet hot oil? As with everything, there is a right way and a...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: November 14, 2018

Dickens 2018 Brings Snow Slides and Live Music to Historic Downtown Plano

Dickens 2018

Winter is coming….and Haggard Park is preparing to transform into a world of wonderland fantasy. On Friday, November 30, some truly fun frosty holiday favorite things await you at this year’s Dickens 2018 celebration in the Historic D...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: November 14, 2018

Make Note of Thanksgiving City Closures

Holiday Government Closure

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with the City’s Thanksgiving holiday operating hours. Most of Plano’s facilities, programs and services are affected by the citywide observance from Thursday, November 22 to Friday, November 23.

Check the temporary cha...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: November 8, 2018

Water Tower Jack Gets Tour of a Plano Tower

Water Tower Jack

You never know when you’ll be called to be an ambassador for the City. The Public Works team really shined while showing young Jack around our water system.

Watch the “Water Tower Jack” video.

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1 Announcements
Posted on: October 4, 2018

Simplify Your Worklife with the NEW Senior Resources Intranet

Senior Resources intranet

If knowing is half the battle, then having a 1-stop depository of solutions and answers to senior-related inquiries is now a click away. With Plano’s older adult population increasing by 70 percent over the past decade, it’s no wonder the City is experien...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: November 8, 2018

Veterans Day in Plano…A Hero’s Snapshot

Victor Flores WEB

If you ever wondered what the face of a hero looks like, TeamPlano offers memorable glimpses of faces that fit the bill. In observance of Veterans Day 2018, we pause to recognize the men and women who serve in the military (past and present) – particularl...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: November 8, 2018

The Fire Chief Had the Winning Pot

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Smells from sizzling crock pots filled the Municipal Center’s 2nd floor on Halloween as Plano Fire-Rescue hosted their annual Chili Cook-off. The event drew crowds from the first and third floors, as well as firefighters and staff from the fire houses. Th...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: November 8, 2018

Employee Discounts Help Make the Season Bright

Employee Discounts

Regular checks of the Employee Discount page on TeamPlano.us could mean deep savings on a variety of services and entertainment. Looking to pay less for daycare, auto repairs, DART passes, dental work or pet boarding, then always consider a visit to see w...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: November 8, 2018

Save the Date for the Team Plano Holiday Luncheon

Holiday Luncheon 2018

Deck the halls and ring the carol bells for the 2018 Team Plano Holiday Luncheon on Thursday, December 6. This annual event is more than just a "free lunch" – it's also a time to mingle with old friends and meet new ones. Set your Outlook calend...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Current Municipal Lobby Display Takes Paws Seriously

Display Case Animal Shelter Week

The 21st Municipal Center lobby display is a tribute to pets and the humans who love them. The design was created by Debbie New of Animal Services. The title of the showcase is “Animal Shelter Appreciation Week, November 4-10.” Debbie ...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: November 1, 2018

Freaky Creatures Roamed the Halls for Halloween Dress-up Day

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Many of the weirdest, spookiest, trendiest and funniest characters made appearances at this year’s Team Plano Halloween. With the City Manager’s thumbs up to dress-up for the holiday, City staffers wasted no time pulling together some creative costumes.

St...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: November 1, 2018

Prepare for Water Rate Increases & Restriction Changes Starting November 1

Water rate increase WEB

Changes ahead for water customers affect how often you can water lawns and how much you’ll pay for water. Unlike the Ancient Mariner of poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem, Plano has plenty of drink-worthy water. However, there are a couple of noteworthy ...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: November 1, 2018

Spread Holiday Cheer – Give to the Christmas COPS Toy & Food Drive

Christmas COPS WEB

For 34 years the Plano Police Association (PPA) Christmas COPS has served needy families in our community! As of Friday, November 2, collection boxes will be in place at several locations across the City for donations of food, NEW toys and coats, plus a v...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: November 1, 2018

Mandatory Training: Are You in Compliance?

Mandatory training

Have you completed the City’s employee compliance course for 2018? As the end of the year rapidly closes in on us, so does the deadline to take our mandatory compliance course – Harassment Prevention for Employees: State and Local Gove...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: November 1, 2018

Peanut Butter Drive Results Take Bite Out of Hunger

Peanut butter drive with Mayor

How many pounds of peanut butter does it take to make Mayor Harry LaRosiliere grin like a kid on Christmas morning? As he proudly announced the final count for the 2018 North Texas Food Bank Peanut Butter Drive, the answer was revealed - an astonishing 77...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: November 1, 2018

Plano Named 5th Best City to Own and Drive a Car

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The latest WalletHub findings reveal Plano ranks favorably among car owners on several important factors. WalletHub examined 100 of the largest U.S. cities and Plano sped past the pack to take the #5 spot. The nationwide survey took 29 key criteria into c...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: November 1, 2018

Local Drug Take Back Collection Totals Over 2.5 Tons

Drug Take Back

Your unwanted prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs are now in the right hands after October 27’s Drug Take Back Day. This semi-annual event is part of a nationwide program hosted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). With the Plano Police depa...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: October 25, 2018

APATexas Says Plano’s Planning Team is “Excellent!”

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The Planning department is excited about getting kudos from the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA). October is National Community Planning Month which is made all the more special because of Plano receiving the APA honors for:

Plannin...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: October 25, 2018

Public Works Director “Shares the Wealth” for Department Awards

Public Works Accreditation WEB

It was an awards-windfall for Gerald “Jerry” Cosgrove, public works director, and the divisions he manages. The honors were revealed during a recent City Council meeting. However, Jerry was quick to spread the thanks around to other ci...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: October 25, 2018

ATMOS Powers-Up their Support with a Donation to Plano Fire-Rescue

PFD Check from ATMOS WEB

ATMOS Energy presented a sizable check to Plano Fire-Rescue (PFR) at the October 22 City Council Meeting. Thanks to this unexpected donation, the department can purchase vital fire equipment which enhances our public safety officers’ ability to serve even...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: October 25, 2018

Join 90 x 90: Soggy Conditions Cause C4H to Postpone Triple Crown Series

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The Connect4Health (C4H) Triple Crown series is officially postponed until 2019, but the 90x90 Challenge is still ON! Senior Wellness Coordinator Michelle Gifford made the determination in light of the cancellation of two key components of the series &...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: October 25, 2018

Pay Less than $10 to Use Microsoft Products at Home

Microsoft Home Use Program

All employees can purchase software for Windows, Mac or both through the Microsoft Home Use Program (HUP). Why pay hundreds of dollars for computer products when you are eligible to participate in Microsoft’s Software Assurance Home Use Program....

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1 Announcements
Posted on: October 17, 2018

Distracted Driver…Look Both Ways Before Crossing!

Distracted driver and pedestrian

Who gets distracted? We all lose our focus from time to time when things cross our path (SQUIRREL!). There’s so much stimuli competing for our attention or we become distracted at the wrong time (i.e. crossing the street or while driving). Distr...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: October 17, 2018

Get to PeopleSoft Anywhere, Anytime

PeopleSoft is UP

PeopleSoft is again accessible from inside AND outside the City’s network by going to myhr.plano.gov.

When inside the network (your city issued computer), log in using your network login or your employee ID account. You have full access to Human ...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: August 16, 2018

See a Different Side of Plano with Sustainable Connections

Sustainable connections team

Live Green in Plano launched a new Sustainable Connections program for employees. Get ready to experience and learn more about operational green practices and green behaviors for the workplace and your personal lives. Sustainable Connections is a two-pron...

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Posted on: August 22, 2018

Go Quackers Over Miss Goldie A. Duck

Goldie Duck at Skate Park

Take Plano’s newest inflatable out for a stroll at your next event. She’s more than just hot air. The Parks and Recreation department (PARD) proudly introduces an addition to the Plano mascot family, the Golden Anniversary Duck or&...

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Posted on: February 21, 2018

Discover the Flex in your FSA

Flexible Spend Account card

If you enrolled in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) this year, you are taking advantage of tax savings on your eligible out-of-pocket health care and dependent care expenses. Your FSA gives you many options for reimbursement.

If you enrolled in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) this year, you are taking advantage of tax savings on your eligible out-of-pocket health care and dependent care expenses. Your FSA gives you many options for reimbursement:

  • If you elected Health Care FS...
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Posted on: November 14, 2018

Review Your Open Enrollment Confirmation Statement by November 29

OE Confirmation Statement OK

The 2019 Open Enrollment Confirmation Statements are ready to view in PeopleSoft.

Please check your confirmation statement carefully to be sure your elections are correct. In addition, review your “status” in the Connect4Health Premium ...

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

What’s Your Pet Eating this Holiday?

Pet dog eating Thanksgiving

Your dog or cat could pick up the wrong morsels during the holiday meal. Keep a watchful eye out for food dangers that can upset a pet’s delicate digestive system or worse. Here's a few tips to consider for pets:

  • Protect your crafty critter from ...
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Retirees
Posted on: November 14, 2018

Make Note of Thanksgiving City Closures

Holiday Government Closure

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with the City’s Thanksgiving holiday operating hours. Most of Plano’s facilities, programs and services are affected by the citywide observance from Thursday, November 22 to Friday, November 23.

Che...

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Retirees
Posted on: November 14, 2018

Liberty Recreation Center Closes for Renovations

Liberty future lobby

On Saturday, December 1, Liberty Recreation Center closes for renovations. When it reopens, you'll enjoy:

  • Updated locker rooms and restrooms
  • A new entrance to the pool
  • An enhanced and expanded fitness area
  • A new outdoor fitness area
  • Pool area improvements
  • A gen...
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Retirees
Posted on: November 15, 2018

Learn about Plano’s ADA Self-evaluation and Transition Plan

ADA meeting

Spend time acquainting yourself with the City’s efforts to maintain ADA (American Disabilities Act) compliance. Attend an open forum on Tuesday, November 27 at the Plano Municipal Center. Choose from two meeting times:

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

6:30-8:30 p....

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Retirees
Posted on: November 14, 2018

Dickens 2018 Brings Snow Slides and Live Music to Historic Downtown Plano

Dickens 2018

Winter is coming….and Haggard Park is preparing to transform into a world of wonderland fantasy. On Friday, November 30, some truly fun frosty holiday favorite things await you at this year’s Dickens 2018 celebration in the Historic Downtown Plano Arts Di...

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Retirees
Posted on: November 14, 2018

Perils & Pleasures of Turkey Frying, plus, FOG Disposal

Turkey fryer

Many households engage in turkey frying at Thanksgiving or Christmas in the quest to serve a moister fowl to the family. But how many of you actually know the proper and safe way for a turkey to meet hot oil? As with everything, there is a right way and a...

Read on...

Retirees
Posted on: November 8, 2018

Water Tower Jack Gets Tour of a Plano Tower

Water Tower Jack

You never know when you’ll be called to be an ambassador for the City. The Public Works team really shined while showing young Jack around our water system.

Watch the “Water Tower Jack” video.

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Retirees
Posted on: September 26, 2018

65+, MEDICARE Open Enrollment Deadline is December 7

Medicare Enrollment form

The Medicare Open Enrollment period ends Friday, December 7 this year. During the annual enrollment period (AEP) you can make changes to various aspects of your coverage. If Medicare eligible (65+ years):

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Retirees
Posted on: November 8, 2018

Veterans Day in Plano…Snapshots of Heroes

Victor Flores WEB

If you ever wondered what the face of a hero looks like, TeamPlano offers memorable glimpses of faces that fit the bill. In observance of Veterans Day 2018, we pause to recognize the men and women who serve in the military (past and present) – p...

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Retirees
Posted on: November 8, 2018

Survive Holiday Bouts with Joint Pain

Joint pain seniors shopping

For many people living with joint discomfort, the holidays can be an especially stressful and painful time of year. The added shopping, traveling and general busyness of the season can contribute to flare-ups of inflammation and stiffness.

Routine first ai...

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

Give to the Christmas COPS Toy & Food Drive

Plano Police Association (PPA) Christmas COPS serves needy families in our community and they need your help! Your donations of food, NEW toys and coats, plus a variety of other items will make a huge impact on many lives this holiday season. See this fly...

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Retirees
Posted on: November 1, 2018

Prepare for Water Rate Increases & Restriction Changes Starting November 1

Water rate increase WEB

Changes ahead for water customers affect how often you can water lawns and how much you’ll pay for water. Unlike the Ancient Mariner of poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem, Plano has plenty of drink-worthy water. However, there are a c...

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Retirees
Posted on: November 1, 2018

Peanut Butter Drive Results Take Bite Out of Hunger

Peanut butter drive with Mayor

How many pounds of peanut butter does it take to make Mayor Harry LaRosiliere grin like a kid on Christmas morning? As he proudly announced the final count for the 2018 North Texas Food Bank Peanut Butter Drive, the answer was revealed - an astonishing 77...

Read on...

Retirees
Posted on: November 1, 2018

Plano Named 5th Best City to Own and Drive a Car

Best City to Own and Drive a Car - Copy

The latest WalletHub findings reveal Plano ranks favorably among car owners on several important factors. WalletHub examined 100 of the largest U.S. cities and Plano sped past the pack to take the #5 spot. The nationwide survey took 29 key criteria into c...

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

Local Drug Take Back Collection Totals Over 2.5 Tons

Drug Take Back

Your unwanted prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs are now in the right hands after October 27’s Drug Take Back Day. This semi-annual event is part of a nationwide program hosted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). With the Plano Police depa...

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Posted on: October 25, 2018

ATMOS Powers-Up their Support with a Donation to Plano Fire-Rescue

PFD Check from ATMOS WEB

ATMOS Energy presented a sizable check to Plano Fire-Rescue (PFR) at the October 22 City Council Meeting. Thanks to this unexpected donation, the department can purchase vital fire equipment which enhances our public safety officers’ ability to serve even...

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Posted on: October 25, 2018

Stay Sharp to Avoid Con Games and Scams

SCAM alert phone and web

The calls and emails seem harmless, but the truth is, it’s not easy to determine the legitimate ones from the fraudulent ones. Be aware of common con games and scams we see:

  • Business Schemes – Mail order work-at-home jobs usually cost m...
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Posted on: September 19, 2018

Updating Beneficiary Designations: Why It's So Important

Beneficiary update

When you sign up for TMRS, life insurance, ICMA-RC or any other bank or investment account, you are required to list a beneficiary. This is the person (or persons) who will receive the proceeds should you pass away. Often times, people fill out the form a...

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Posted on: September 6, 2018

Changes to Medicare Supplemental Plans in 2020

Medicare Plan B

Changes are coming to Medicare Supplement Plans C and F. The changes are a requirement of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) passed in 2015. MACRA prohibits insurers from selling Medicare supplement plans covering Medicare Part B ded...

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Engage Your Brain with Human Resources’ Display Case Design

Display Case HR

The current Municipal Center lobby display (#15) pinpoints useful ways to enhance your brain’s functionality. In the cult classic “Little Shop of Horrors,” the plant-gone-wild makes one request, “Feed me, Seymour!&a...

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Posted on: March 14, 2018

Retiree Luncheon Recap

Retiree Luncheon Spring 2018

We loved seeing you last week and hope the luncheon provide a wealth of information. Enjoy the photos of our time together.

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Posted on: March 7, 2018

Pre-65 Retirees: Are You Taking Advantage of Your Hospital GAP Plan?

Hospital Gap could add to your wallet.

If you are under 65 years old, on the City’s health plan (not Medicare) and enrolled in the American Fidelity Hospital GAP plan, you may not be getting your full benefit. Many retirees enroll in the plan but forget about it or don’t understand what it cov...

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American Fidelity Hospital Gap Claim Form Retirees

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Training & Development

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The Human Resources department offers an extensive catalog of training opportunities for all job types and levels. Refer questions to Senior Training Coordinators Tony Beasley or Debbie Speed at 972-941-7339 and 972-941-7217, respectively. Have you comple...

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