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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Liu Yuan Named Regional Crime Prevention Specialist of the Year

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The North Texas Crime Prevention Association (NTCPA) recognized Plano Police Department’s (PPD) Liu Yuan.

Being named the 2019 Outstanding Crime Prevention Specialist of the Year is a first for her and was a total surprise. “I was at th...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Team Plano Chimes in on their VISIONARY Points of View

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In the 80s, Timbuk 3 recorded a song with the line “The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades.” Grab your shades because YOU have shared why it’s an exciting time to be part of Team Plano by finishing the VISIONAR...

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Join Plano’s Big Send-off for Officer Art Parker

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Police Officer Arthur Parker has spent 34 years on the job, but it’s time to hang up his Plano Police shield. You’re invited to help celebrate the phenomenal career of this decorated officer. The retirement reception is Thursday, Janua...

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Get Worked Up at Fun and Free Fitness Classes Just for You!

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Parks and Recreation and Connect4Health have teamed up to get you started on the right foot in 2020. One fitness class is scheduled each month at different Plano recreation centers – see the first two sessions below. The goal is to keep employee...

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Mayor’s State of the City Message Focuses on Reinvesting

State of City 2020

“Excellence Through Innovation: Reinvesting for Plano 4.0” is the headline for the City’s annual public address. Come hear Mayor Harry LaRosiliere’s 2020 State of the City report on Thursday, February 6 at the Hilto...

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Use UHC Virtual Visits during Flu Season

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It’s cold and flu time. If you’re not well, see a doctor on your time for an “anywhere care" option. When the doctor’s office closed hours ago, Virtual Visits come in handy. Chat with a doctor, by phone or vide...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

What are Your 2020 C4H Premium Incentive Requirements?

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It’s never too early to start thinking about your health and it’s always nice to save money at the same time! Earn your Connect4Health (C4H) Premium Incentive for 2021 by completing two requirements between October 1, 2019 and Septembe...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Police and Public Safety Communications Earn CALEA Stamp of Approval

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The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) delivered bags of awards for Plano. Nearly 10 minutes of the January 13 City Council meeting were devoted to CALEA representative Randy Scott’s presentation of gold standard ho...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Ready for a Change? Come to a WW Workshop Kickoff Meeting!

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Having meetings right at the City helps create a supportive environment and helps you reach your wellness goals! We’re excited to kickoff another session of Weight Watchers (WW) Wellness Workshops. Attend a meeting and get motivated even with a ...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Rob Johnson Turns over Sparky the Fire Dog Leash

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After decades of service to Plano Fire-Rescue (PFR), a beloved mascot will have a new handler. Rob Johnson is retiring from his role as the guy inside Sparky the Fire Dog. The National Fire Protection Association adopted this friendly spokesdog in 1951 an...

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

Help Plano Beat the Pants Off Everyone….“It’s Time Texas! Challenge”

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Join the statewide It’s Time Texas! Community Challenge and leave all of the other competitors in the dust. This contest is aimed at inspiring people, organizations and cities to choose activities in support of a healthier community. Yo...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Get Mentor Tips and SCORE a Boost to Your Business

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Receive business coaching from a SCORE mentor beginning February 6 at Schimelpfenig Library. SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) is the nation’s largest network of expert business mentors dedicated to helping small businesses get off the...

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is Now Through ComPsych

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The City has transitioned our EAP vendor from Optum to ComPsych. Helping Team Plano deal with everyday challenges is why employee assistance programs exists. Although management of our EAP is now through ComPsych’s Guidance Resources, their &...

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

Visit the Newest Canine Recreation Spot in Plano

Bob Woodruff Dog Park (3)

Schedule a pet play-date at the newly opened Bob Woodruff Dog Park on the eastside of Plano. The 7-acre dog park within Bob Woodruff Park at 2300 Shiloh Road and features separate areas for large and small dogs. Park amenities include:

  • A centrally-located ...
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Posted on: January 9, 2020

Get $5 Co-Pays for Visits to the Catalyst Health Network

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The New Year brings new possibilities; and an extension of savings for expert medical care. As of January 1, the City happily delivers news of the Catalyst Health Network joining the Team Plano family. This partnership provides another option for accessin...

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

Meet Alfred DuBose: Every Job Has Purpose

Alfred DuBose Every Job Matters

In this first episode of Every Job Has Purpose, Alfred tells us about the duties of an environmental health specialist. He explains how his work impacts the residents of Plano.

The Human Resources and Communications and Community Outreach departments are p...

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

Goodbye Compass Health Pro. Hello, Alight Solutions.

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Help with navigating the healthcare system isn’t an option for everyone, but for years Compass Health Pro has been there for Team Plano. Recently, Compass was acquired by Alight Solutions. Although the name changed, you STILL have access to:

  • Qual...
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Posted on: January 9, 2020

Spend Time with NY Times Bestseller Lisa Gardner

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The Plano Public Library’s January events really set the tone for a literal and virtual thrill-ride in 2020. Consider the outings listed below and remember to peruse the latest issue of ENGAGE for more fun and educational experiences at the Libr...

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Posted on: December 19, 2019

John Barrett Receives Boy Scouts of America’s Highest Leadership Award

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A series of life choices from his teen years led Lt. John Barrett on a path destined for great achievements. Winning the Boy Scouts of America’s (BSA) William H. Spurgeon, III Award is just one notch on John’s impressive list of accomp...

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

Take Your Health Info on the Road with New UHC App

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United Healthcare (UHC) has announced the launch of the new UnitedHealthcare app. This new member service provides secure, on-the-go access to personal health information. UHC-enrolled employees are encouraged to start using the UnitedHealthcare ...

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Municipal Center Display focuses on Rec Fest 2020 and ITT

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It’s Time Texas is a friendly competition between cities to encourage residents to take steps toward a healthier 2020. Sign up at ittcommunitychallenge.com for this 8-week community challenge (January 6-March 1). Track your water intake, fitness...

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Get Smart. Let BrainStorm QuickHelp Be Your Lifeline.

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Transform the way you work by using our FREE library of training programs called BrainStorm QuickHelp. Productivity is often affected by how well you integrate the technology available to complete tasks – from simple jobs to complex.

No matter wh...

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Protect Yourself from Social Security Impostors

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The past few months the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Network has seen Social Security Administration (SSA) impostor reports skyrocket.

SSA impostors claim your Social Security number has been suspended and they’ll ask yo...

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Find the Right Resources through the Seniors Community and Wellness Guide

Senior resources

Take the guess work out of locating the people and services that make your life easier. The Senior Advisory Board put together a comprehensive brochure to help you answer the often annoying question, “Who can I call?”

The Seniors Commun...

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Mayor’s State of the City Message Focuses on Reinvesting

State of City 2020

“Excellence Through Innovation: Reinvesting for Plano 4.0” is the headline for the City’s annual public address. Come hear Mayor Harry LaRosiliere’s 2020 State of the City report on Thursday, February 6 at the Hilto...

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Retirees
Posted on: January 23, 2020

Join Plano’s Big Send-off for Officer Art Parker

Art Parker at festival

Police Officer Arthur Parker has spent 34 years on the job, but it’s time to hang up his Plano Police shield. You’re invited to help celebrate the phenomenal career of this decorated officer. The retirement reception is Thursday, Janua...

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Do You Want to Volunteer in Plano?

Volunteer at Interurban Museum

The Interurban Railway Museum in downtown Plano is looking for new volunteer tour guides who have a passion for teaching. Their hours are flexible and volunteers contribute between 4 to 12 hours per week.

This Plano landmark is home to engaging interactive...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Who Gets the Money? Updating Your Beneficiaries is Important.

Beneficiary update

Do you know who’s listed on the beneficiary form for your TMRS, ICMA-RC, life insurance or final vacation and sick payout? It’s possible that it’s not who you think or want it to be. Over the years, we have heard numerous hor...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Retirees, Are You Nearing Medicare Eligibility?

Medicare Enrollment form

There are a few things you need to know before turning 65. The closer you get to age 65, the more questions you may have about Medicare and how it works with your City of Plano United Healthcare insurance.

When do I enroll in Medicare?

You may be automatica...

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Retirees
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Ready for a Change? Come to a WW Workshop Kickoff Meeting!

WW_EEC2 WEB

Having meetings right at the City helps create a supportive environment and helps you reach your wellness goals! We’re excited to kickoff another session of Weight Watchers (WW) Wellness Workshops. Attend a meeting and get motivated even with a ...

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Retirees
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Get Mentor Tips and SCORE a Boost to Your Business

SCORE small business program

Receive business coaching from a SCORE mentor beginning February 6 at Schimelpfenig Library. SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) is the nation’s largest network of expert business mentors dedicated to helping small businesses get off the...

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Retirees
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Help Plano Beat the Pants Off Everyone…“It’s Time Texas! Challenge”

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Join the statewide It’s Time Texas! Community Challenge and leave all of the other competitors in the dust. This contest is aimed at inspiring people, organizations and cities to choose activities in support of a healthier community. Yo...

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Retirees
Posted on: January 9, 2020

Spend Time with NY Times Bestseller Lisa Gardner

lisa-gardner when you see me

The Plano Public Library’s January events really set the tone for a literal and virtual thrill-ride in 2020. Consider the outings listed below and remember to peruse the latest issue of ENGAGE for more fun and educational experiences at the Libr...

Read on...

Retirees
Posted on: January 9, 2020

Visit the Newest Canine Recreation Spot in Plano

Bob Woodruff Dog Park (3)

Schedule a pet play-date at the newly opened Bob Woodruff Dog Park on the eastside of Plano. The 7-acre dog park within Bob Woodruff Park at 2300 Shiloh Road and features separate areas for large and small dogs. Park amenities include:

  • A centrally-located ...
Read on...

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Posted on: December 19, 2019

Sam Johnson Recreation Center Partners with Collin College

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The Sam Johnson Recreation Center for Adults 50+ and Volunteers in Plano are working with Collin College over food. This partnership is with College's Culinary Arts Program to provide students a meaningful service learning opportunity.

Students worked alon...

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

Pre-65ers, Take Your Health Info on the Road with New UHC App

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United Healthcare (UHC) has announced the launch of the new UnitedHealthcare app. This new member service provides secure, on-the-go access to personal health information. UHC-enrolled employees are encouraged to start using the UnitedHealthcare ...

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Posted on: December 19, 2019

Stop Elderly Accidents, Deaths and Injuries

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Have you fallen in the past year or do you feel unsteady when standing or walking? The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has a great deal of resources available addressing these concerns.

Falls are not an inevitable part of aging. There are specific things ...

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

Discover What’s Happening at Sam Johnson Recreation Center

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This senior recreation facility is brimming with programs and fun activities to keep you busy this month. The December calendar features events to stimulate the mind, body and soul. Here are just a few:

AARP Plano Chapter Holiday Social – Friday,...

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Posted on: July 24, 2019

DEADLINE, January 31 to Complete 2019 “ETHICS” Course

Business Ethics

All Team Plano employees are required to participate in mandatory training each fiscal year. The subject matter of the training changes every year. As a requirement for 2019, complete the SkillSoft course “Business Ethics” by Friday, J...

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Training & Development

Training and development

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. Here are some o...

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