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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Zone-out at Lunch with Art and Music

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Step back a little from all the COVID-madness to feed your soul with art and music! Delve into free virtual creative experiences courtesy of Plano Arts and Events. Here’s what’s being offered:

Mondays: Free Live Art ClassTake an online ...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Let’s Talk about Your Money in Volatile Markets

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Join the online discussion tomorrow addressing some of the extreme market fluctuations occurring over recent weeks. ICMA-RC Retirement Plans Specialist Mike Mendenhall leads the discussion and will visit the ICMA-RC website to review some of the functions...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Link into John Stanley and Emily Reddington: Every Job Has Purpose

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Human Resources and Communications and Community Outreach departments joined talents on a recent project. The focus, “Every Job Has Purpose.” The series of videos regularly showcase Team Plano members and why they chose to work here.

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

How is COVID-19 Affecting Your Retirement Planning and Investments?

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Everyone’s pulling together to fight the COVID-19 pandemic while shouldering concerns about its effects on our finances. Many of you are thinking about the impact this virus is having on retirement accounts and retirement planning. 

Make...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Tell Someone You Care with an “I SEE YOU SERVE” e-Card

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Organizations where people share values and are valued succeed over the long term in both good and bad times.” This is a quote by Simon Sinek shared in his book “Leaders Eat Last.”

As we continue to work to...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

“Ready with Ron” Videos Could Save Your Life

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Ron Moore knows all about emergencies and shares that insight regularly through “Ready with Ron” videos. He’s the City’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) coordinator armed with a wealth of knowledge to help ...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Employees Set to be “Live Monitors” at Plano Parks

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The City addresses the community’s social distancing concerns at our public green spaces by sending staff to sites. As of April 1, employees from Parks & Recreation and the Plano Public Library will take turns patrolling every major park in ...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Get a Handle on COVID- 19 and Your Mental Wellness

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Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and wellbeing. While 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health.

There is a helpful guide fro...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

How to Practice Social Distancing and Still be Social!

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Here are a few suggestions on how to stay social during these unsettling times! Social isolation is detrimental to one’s mental health and wellbeing, so it’s important to stay connected with the world outside, even if it’s a ...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Sign Up Now to Manage Your Healthcare Remotely

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Virtual healthcare visits aren’t new, but in the current climate they are proving to be a safer option for managing your health. Airrosti is still available to help us deal with chronic musculoskeletal conditions that may have intensified during...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Conducting City Business on Personal Devices

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Telecommuting and working remotely often means employees have to use their own devices – cell phones, tablets, etc. As a public entity subject to Open Records requests, there are regulations that must be followed when using personal equipment fo...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Problems Signing-in to JD Edwards (JDE)?

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Technology Services is engaged keeping us all connecting onsite and remotely during COVID-19 work restrictions. If you are working on a City device from home and require access to JDE, logging on is easy.

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

COVID-19 Affects City Budget

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Key information was shared during the March 25 Management Team meeting that impacts all of Team Plano. The 2020-21 Budget for the City of Plano will feel the COVID-19 pinch. However, Plano is still budgeted well enough to sustain the City’s Exce...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Budget Director Honored for Three Decades of Work

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City Manager Mark Israelson celebrated some good news at the start of the March 25 Management Team meeting. He called attention to Karen Rhodes-Whitley’s 30th anniversary with the City of Plano. Serving as Budget Director since March 1990, Karen...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Team Plano Coronavirus DAILY UPDATE

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A lot happens related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) every day. Get the latest on the Team Plano COVID-19 FAQ page.

This should be your first stop for information on benefits coverage for testing and medical care, virtual options for non-COVID medical needs...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Combat COVID-related Stress with a Skillsoft Class

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Relief for what ails you may be just a finger click away with a FREE Skillsoft training class. Take a break from the pressures of coronavirus concerns or everyday challenges. Explore helpful, calming options available with several short Skillsoft videos.

A...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Anxious or Stressed? Don’t Struggle Alone.

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The constantly changing COVID-19 environment can make for some emotionally-taxing times for us all. Don’t suffer in silence when FREE help is available for you and your family. Take care of your whole-self during this pandemic. The City of Plano...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

City Manager Extends Facility Closures

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City Manager Mark Israelson announced an update to facility closures. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, he is extending closures of all Parks and Recreation facilities as well as Libraries through April 27. This date aligns the closures with the City ...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

New Payroll Codes for COVID-19 Tracking

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Yes, tentacles of the coronavirus are effecting the way we now have to do payroll codes. Payroll Supervisor Brandon Potemra has posted all of the codes needed to properly enter COVID-related business into the system. The complete list of Payroll Guidance ...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Save $$ with PlanoCRX

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Looking for a way to save money on prescription drug? Try PlanoCRX. This voluntary international prescription drug program available to eligible employees, pre-65 retirees and dependents of the City of Plano benefits plan offers:

  • $0 Copays for select BRAND...
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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Kristin Linscott and Stephen Tanner Share their VISIONARY Viewpoints

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Learning from our past successes and connecting with community partners are this week’s VISIONARY focus as two more Team Plano members share comments.

This week’s spotlight is on Kristin Linscott and Stephen Tanner. Kristin is a library...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

COVID-19 Healthcare Questions Continue

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UnitedHealthcare knows you have questions about coverage and they have provided a handy COVID-19 FAQ sheet to guide you as you make decisions. Look through this guide, which covers testing questions, virtual visits and more.

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Onsite Biometric Screenings Postponed

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Tentatively onsite biometric screenings are rescheduled for mid-July until late August. 

If you signed up for a spring onsite screening, you’ll get an email from US Wellness noting cancellation. Watch Team Plano for the new dates or down...

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Posted on: January 30, 2020

Say “I SEE YOU SERVE” Electronically

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As we work together during an unprecedented time in our City, state, nation and world, it’s important to recognize how our fellow Team Plano members are demonstrating their passion to serve those around them on a daily basis.

Author Margaret Cous...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

Watch the 2020 Census Response Rate

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By now your 2020 Census invite has arrived. Complete your form online and watch how Plano’s self-response rises on the interactive map. https://2020census.gov/en/response-rates.html

In accordance with The Constitution, the U.S. Census Bureau will...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

Dave Angeles, New Park Services Manager, Settles In

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It’s only been a few weeks, but the decision to lure Dave Angeles from the City of Allen is proving to be a good one. Dave assumed the park services manager position vacated by the current Parks & Recreation department (PARD) Director Ron Sm...

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

CANCELLED: Get Movin’ with C4H’s New Lunchtime Fitness Series

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CANCELLED - Do more during lunch than drive around trying to decide where to park and what to eat. Why not join the employee-only lunchtime fitness series High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)? This FREE workout class is being offered by the Connect4Hea...

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

Recent Chili Cook-off Sets Public Works on Fire

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It takes a sturdy stomach to appreciate the complexities of a good bowl of chili, especially the way Team Plano does it. The Public Works Operations division celebrated winter with their first annual Chili Cook-off recently.

Thanks to the inspired efforts ...

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

Let’s Welcome Team Plano’s Newest Members!

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We’ve hired some incredible people since the beginning of the year and we say, “Welcome aboard!” It’s always exciting when new additions come into the family.

Phil Jackson, former NBA basketball player and coach, sai...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Looking for lower costs on medications?

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Compare prices in real time before you fill your prescription. Did you know your covered medications may come with cost-saving opportunities? With Pharmacies & Prescriptions on myuhc.com® and the UnitedHealthcare® app, you’ve...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

In a Galaxy near You, QuickHelp is the Path to the Light Side

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We work hard – but sometimes we don’t necessarily work smart. Specifically, all of us (to varying degrees) are underutilizing the technology we use every day to get things done, namely Microsoft Office. There are mountains of hidden ca...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Save on Travel with New DART Discount GoPass Tap Card

DART train in Plano

You may qualify to take public transportation in the DFW area at a significant savings with a new program. Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s (DART) Discount GoPass® Tap Card allows needy families and seniors 50% discount on transit fares.

Parti...

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Posted on: January 30, 2020

Collin Creek Mall: A trip down Memory Lane

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A city shares fond, humorous memories of a treasured landmark currently undergoing a major reconstruction. Watch this poignant video produced by Evan Ritzell, senior digital producer in the Communications and Community Outreach department.

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Most Recent Employee COVID-19 Updates

Ensuring timely internal updates. We want to be sure you have the information you need, when you need it. Check this site frequently.

Ensuring timely internal updates. We want to be sure you have the information you need, when you need it. Check this site frequently. 

We have limited access to City facilities, effective March 20, 2020. The City of Plano is not closing. We are si...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Update on the Governor’s Order and Essential vs Non-Essential - April 2

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The COVID-19 crisis is ever-evolving. In just three weeks, it’s brought tremendous change and uncertainty. We understand it’s been challenging to deal with rapidly-changing information and instructions.

The City of Plano believes simpli...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Tune into the Coronavirus TOWN HALL Meeting Tonight

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The topic for tonight’s virtual Town Hall Meeting is COVID-19. Join the panel of City officials for candid talks and get answers to your questions. The meeting (Thursday, April 2) is from 7-8 p.m. online.

Participate 3 ways:

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

“Ready with Ron” Videos Could Save Your Life

Ready with Ron Food Safety

Ron Moore knows all about emergencies and shares that insight regularly through “Ready with Ron” videos. He’s the City’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) coordinator armed with a wealth of knowledge to help ...

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Retirees
Posted on: April 2, 2020

Employees Set to be “Live Monitors” at Plano Parks

PARD social distancing sign

The City addresses the community’s social distancing concerns at our public green spaces by sending staff to sites. As of April 1, employees from Parks & Recreation and the Plano Public Library will take turns patrolling every major park in ...

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Retirees
Posted on: April 2, 2020

Zone-out at Lunch with Art and Music

Painting class online

Step back a little from all the COVID-madness to feed your soul with art and music! Delve into free virtual creative experiences courtesy of Plano Arts and Event. Here’s what’s being offered:

Mondays: Free Live Art ClassTake an online a...

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Retirees
Posted on: April 2, 2020

Handling Stress and Coping with COVID-19

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Older people are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19, which may result in increased stress during this crisis. Fear and anxiety about the pandemic can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions. Things you can do to support yourself include:

  • Tak...
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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Retirees May Soon Get Extra Cash

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According to Retirement Security Plan (RSP) provisions, retirees receiving a pension may be eligible for an annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) effective April 1, 2020.

This increase is applicable for retirees who have received benefits for twelve (12)...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Team Plano Coronavirus DAILY UPDATE

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A lot happens related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) every day. Get the latest on the Plano COVID-19 FAQ page.

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Get the list of COVID-19 Testing Sites and Use the City Hotline

Coronavirus Hotline

The City of Plano has compiled an easy to use list of area coronavirus testing locations. Click the image below to download a printable pdf of Collin County COVID-19 testing sites.

Plano continuously gathers the latest information about the coronavirus and...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Inside Plano: A Doctor's Report on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Inside Plano Podcast

We know you have questions about COVID-19, also known as coronavirus. In this bonus episode of Inside Plano, host Shannah Hayley shares a report on COVID-19 given by City of Plano Medical Director Dr. Mark Gamber. His presentation was made to City Council...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Support Plano Restaurants and See Best Times Senior Shopping

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If you’re looking for Plano restaurants offering to-go, drive-through and delivery service, we’ve put together a list. https://www.visitplano.com/blog/support-plano-restaurants-during-coronavirus-outbreak/

Want to know when is the best ...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

COVID-19 Healthcare Questions Continue

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UnitedHealthcare knows pre-65 retirees have questions about coverage and they have provided a handy COVID-19 FAQ sheet to guide you as you make decisions. Look through this guide, which covers testing questions, virtual visits and more.

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Save $$ with PlanoCRX

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Looking for a way to save money on prescription drug? Try PlanoCRX. This voluntary international prescription drug program available to eligible employees, pre-65 retirees and dependents of the City of Plano benefits plan offers:

  • $0 Copays for select BRAND...
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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Are you a Team Plano retiree on an Aetna Medicare supplemental plan?

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As the excitement of the coronavirus heats up, Aetna has a message for you. Effective immediately, Aetna members have access to the following resources:

Aetna will waive co-pays for all diagnostic testing related to COVID-19. This policy covers the test ki...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Onsite Biometric Screenings Postponed

Biometric screening

Tentatively onsite biometric screenings are rescheduled for mid-July until late August. If you signed up for a spring onsite screening, you’ll get an email from US Wellness noting cancellation. Watch Team Plano for the new dates or download the ...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

Respond to the 2020 Census this Week

Census 2020 required by law

Your invitation to participate in the 2020 Census begins arriving this week. Be counted for your community!

In accordance with The Constitution, the U.S. Census Bureau will begin the arduous process of recording everyone living in this country. Yes, this m...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Looking for lower costs on medications?

Medicine low cost

Compare prices in real time before you fill your prescription. Did you know your covered medications may come with cost-saving opportunities? With Pharmacies & Prescriptions on myuhc.com® and the UnitedHealthcare® app, you’ve...

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

New Police Chief Sworn-in During February 24 Council Meeting

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Ed Drain is now the City of Plano’s Chief of Police. Taking the oath of office, administered by Mayor Harry LaRosiliere during the City Council meeting, was a monumental moment in history for both the City and Mr. Drain.

Watch a clip of the swear...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Save on Travel with New DART Discount GoPass Tap Card

DART train in Plano

You may qualify to take public transportation in the DFW area at a significant savings with a new program. Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s (DART) Discount GoPass® Tap Card allows needy families and seniors 50% discount on transit fares.

Parti...

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Posted on: January 30, 2020

Will Medicare Cover the Cost of a Nursing Home Stay?

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Unexpected medical emergencies could mean a prolonged recovery period in a nursing facility. If you are on Medicare, there are a number of questions to address.

When determining whether Medicare will cover nursing care, consider the following categories of...

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Retirees
Posted on: January 30, 2020

Collin Creek Mall: A trip down Memory Lane

Collin Creek Mall entrance

A city shares fond, humorous memories of a treasured landmark currently undergoing a major reconstruction. Watch this poignant video produced by Evan Ritzell, senior digital producer in the Communications and Community Outreach department.

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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

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

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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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Training & Development - Internal Classes Cancelled through April 30

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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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Human Resources is Here to Support YOU!

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On the job, you are asked to put the needs of Plano residents and clients first. For Human Resources Director Shanté Akafia and her team, YOU are priority #1. The entire department is here to support your needs during this ever-changing global ...

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