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Posted on: May 17, 2018

Big Lake Park is Now Open for Water Sports

Kayaking at Oak Point

Now you can get a couple hours of kayaking in after breakfast and be home in plenty of time for lunch. Cross off “water sports in Plano” from your wish list, because paddling has been given the greenlight for Big Lake Park (3800 Rainie...

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Posted on: May 17, 2018

Prepare for Summer with Walk to Wellness

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Fridays take on new meaning for Team Plano as the Walk to Wellness program embarks on its inaugural steps tomorrow. You’re encouraged to continue the momentum of the recent C4H Safety Olympics by joining the walking team where you’ll t...

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Posted on: May 17, 2018

Safety Olympics and Employee Appreciation Week…Everyone was a Winner!

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Wow!  It was great to celebrate Team Plano during Employee Appreciation Week! Each day was a mega-marvelous experience for the senses…from Make a Difference Monday to Fun, Fellowship & Food Friday! During those five event-filled da...

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Posted on: May 17, 2018

SERVE is Here to Stay – Join the Skype Meeting

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On Monday, May 21 from 10-11 a.m. you are invited to participate in a SERVE recap session where past endeavors and future initiatives will be conveyed via Skype* about our “Journey to SERVE.”

On April 16, a video from our City Manager B...

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

Get a Look at the 2018 Administrative Professionals Luncheon

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Plano’s invaluable support staff got the royal treatment from Senior Training Coordinator Tony Beasley and the Human Resources team. The April 26 affair was slightly different from programs in recent years, but nonetheless elegant and purposeful...

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

Have a Say by Taking the Plano Housing Survey

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The City of Plano is developing its first ever comprehensive Housing Trend Analysis and Strategic Plan. As part of the plan development, we’re asking people who live or work in Plano to complete the online survey, which can be found at: www.plan...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: May 3, 2018

Visit New ICMA Plano Landing Page

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You are invited to spend some time on the new ICMA-RC custom landing page on TeamPlano.us. An April 12 article announced Plano’s 457 Deferred Compensation Plan had won a prestigious national award. The honor commended the City for providing empl...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: May 3, 2018

Senior Information & Wellness Fair Celebrates Older Americans Month

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The Plano Senior Recreation Center hosts its annual Senior Information and Wellness Fair on Monday, May 21 and all older adults are invited.  The event will be held at the Plano Event Center (2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

May...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: May 3, 2018

Meet Wellness Goals and Find Summer Fun for the Family with Plano Recreation

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Get ready to sign up for awesome summer fun for the whole family on Saturday, May 5. Starting at 8 a.m., the Parks and Recreation department opens registration to Plano residents.  By now you should have received a copy of the new book by mail; i...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: April 26, 2018

SERVE Culture Books and Badge Tags are HERE!

SERVE Culture Book and ID tag

Hopefully, you found a handsomely-bound book and striking employee I.D. badge attachment on your desk this week. If not, it’s on the way!

Our organizational values which make up the acronym SERVE (Stewardship Engaged Respectful Visionary Excellen...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: April 26, 2018

The Journey to SERVE – RECAP of Town Hall Meeting

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Last week, several Team Plano members gathered in the Senator Florence Shapiro Chambers to participate in an Employee Town Hall Meeting about our Journey to SERVE. If you were unable to attend or want to hear the discussion again, click the link below to ...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: April 26, 2018

Have You joined a Plano City Recreation Center Yet?

Oak Point Center pool

Regular full- or part-time employees and retirees can earn a discounted recreation center membership for the entire family! If you’re renewing for another term, and you’ve used the recreation center at least 48 times during the annual ...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: April 26, 2018

Turn Challenges into Opportunities – Build Personal Resilience

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The noun resilience is defined as “the ability to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.” Are you born with flexible talent for springing back when distressed or is this a cultivated skill? Some really smart people have pondered...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: April 19, 2018

Welcome to SERVE!

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This is an exciting message from City Manager Bruce Glasscock about an our organization.

Hey Team Plano!

About two years ago, I asked our Executive Team to get together and identify values that signified what was important to us and the work we all do as pa...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Update Your Beneficiary Forms. It’s Important!

Beneficiary forms

Do you know who's listed on the beneficiary form for your TMRS, ICMA-RC, life insurance, 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 horror stories about reti...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Save a Life with Tips for Pedestrian Safety

pedestrian crossing

Walking or riding a bicycle while distracted could be extremely hazardous to your health. Warmer weather can make you want to be outdoors walking to work, to school or to get some exercise. Here are some tips for staying safe while navigating our streets:...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Display Case: Law Enforcement’s Memorial Event

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The Municipal Center lobby is home to several images of Plano’s rich history and culture, and home to vibrant samples of our departments’ excellence. The glass display case near the Action Center Desk is one of the building’s...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: April 12, 2018

We All Deal with Stress…so Take some Time to Unwind!

Stress management

Stress has a direct impact on your mind and body. Long-term stress can lead to a variety of illnesses (from headaches to stomach disorders to depression) and can even increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. When you perceive a threat, the body reac...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Plano City News Headlines help You Stay In Tune

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Plano City News is a weekly newsletter produced and distributed by the Communications and Community Outreach department. This digital publication keeps Plano residents abreast of the latest City news.

Inside this week’s issue:

  • Remember those Lost ...
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1 Announcements
Posted on: March 29, 2018

Financial Protection for Your Family Against the Unexpected

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Life insurance can provide peace of mind and ensure loved ones will be taken care of in the event of your death. The City of Plano provides life insurance coverage for full-time employees and retirees at no cost through Cigna.

Basic Life Insurance

Basic Lif...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: March 14, 2018

Equip Yourself for an Active Shooter

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When an active shooter hits, you may only get one chance to act. Plano Police are working with Human Resources to offer classes for you to learn in-person how to react should an active shooter come to your workspace, home or any place you frequent (such a...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: March 7, 2018

Are You Taking Advantage of Your Hospital GAP Plan?

Hospital Gap could add to your wallet.

If you’re enrolled in the American Fidelity Hospital GAP plan, you may not be getting your full benefit. Many employees enroll in the plan but forget about it or don’t understand what it covers.

3 Primary Benefits You Need to Know

In-Hospital

The in-hospital...

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Posted on: February 28, 2018

Where Should I Go for Medical Care? Avoid a Shocking ER Bill

EmergencyRoom

It can be overwhelming knowing where to go for medical care. The best way to be prepared is to establish a relationship with a Primary Care Physician, but unexpected accidents and illnesses can happen any time.

There are many healthcare options available, ...

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Posted on: February 28, 2018

Marinate on Good Nutrition

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Team Plano, March is national nutrition month! This month let’s focus on clean eating and better food choices!

Clean eating is not about restricting your food choices, but choosing food in its most natural form with the least amount of preservati...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: January 11, 2018

Active Shooter Preparedness Video is Must-see TV

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Approximately 1,500 people benefited from the Plano Police department’s (PPD) Active Shooter training last month. Many more wanted to attend, but couldn’t for a variety of reasons. For those unable to be there in person, the workshop w...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: January 11, 2018

Important Changes to Lab and X-ray Benefits

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There are changes to our benefits plan that may contribute to more out-of-pocket costs for you! You are already required to utilize in-network physicians and facilities, if you participate in the City’s UnitedHealthcare medical plan.

In an effort...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: January 11, 2018

2019 Benefits Incentive Requirements are Simpler

UHC Preventive care

Say it, “Two and through!” When the comments came back from last year’s employee survey, many people suggested a more streamlined benefits program. To that end, there are ONLY two things you’re required to do in 201...

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Posted on: February 21, 2018

Discover the Flex in your FSA

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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: April 12, 2018

Plano City News Headlines help You Stay In Tune

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Plano City News is a weekly newsletter produced and distributed by the Communications and Community Outreach department.

Plano City News is a weekly newsletter produced and distributed by the Communications and Community Outreach department. This digital publication keeps Plano residents abreast of the latest City news.

Inside this week’s issue:

  • Talk Taxes at Plano ...
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Posted on: May 17, 2018

Dental Coverage for Retirees over 65

Dental coverage for Seniors

It’s important to know what benefits you get from the government and what you’ll need to get on your own. The government offers Original Medicare, commonly referred to as Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B. This is your guaranteed ben...

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Retirees
Posted on: May 17, 2018

Big Lake Park is Now Open for Water Sports

Kayaking at Oak Point

Now you can get a couple hours of kayaking in after breakfast and be home in plenty of time for lunch. Cross off “water sports in Plano” from your wish list, because paddling has been given the greenlight for Big Lake Park (3800 Rainier Road). This become...

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Retirees
Posted on: May 9, 2018

Have a Say by Taking the Plano Housing Survey

Housing survey

The City of Plano is developing its first ever comprehensive Housing Trend Analysis and Strategic Plan. As part of the plan development, we’re asking people who live or work in Plano to complete the online survey, which can be found at: www.plano.gov/hous...

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Retirees
Posted on: May 3, 2018

Don't Miss Monday's Senior Info & Wellness Fair

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The Plano Senior Recreation Center hosts its annual Senior Information and Wellness Fair on Monday, May 21 and all older adults are invited.  The event will be held at the Plano Event Center (2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

May...

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Retirees
Posted on: May 3, 2018

Get to Know Your Aetna Medicare Benefits

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Do you know about the long list of Aetna Premium/Standard Plan benefits available to participants? Help your bank account by becoming aware of perks at your disposal. Listed below are just a few of your benefits with Aetna Medicare Advantage Supplemental ...

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Retirees
Posted on: February 21, 2018

In Memoriam: Martin Hale and Phyllis Ann Neese

In Memoriam

We are sad to report the loss of Team Plano’s Martin A. "Buddy" Hale and Phyllis Ann Neese. Please read these brief words about them:

Martin Hale 

Martin A. "Buddy" Hale was born on October 27, 1946 to Horace Dean Hale...

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Retirees
Posted on: May 3, 2018

Meet Wellness Goals and Find Summer Fun for the Family with Plano Recreation

Plano Recreation catalog image WEB

Get ready to sign up for awesome summer fun for the whole family on Saturday, May 5. Starting at 8 a.m., the Parks and Recreation department opens registration to Plano residents.  By now you should have received a copy of the new book by mail; i...

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Retirees
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Display Case: Law Enforcement’s Memorial Event

Display Case 9 Law Enforcement

The Municipal Center lobby is home to several images of Plano’s rich history and culture, and home to vibrant samples of our departments’ excellence. The glass display case near the Action Center Desk is one of the building’s...

Read on...

Retirees
Posted on: April 26, 2018

Have You joined a Plano City Recreation Center Yet?

Oak Point Center pool

Regular full- or part-time employees and retirees can earn a discounted recreation center membership for the entire family! If you’re renewing for another term, and you’ve used the recreation center at least 48 times during the annual period, then you are...

Read on...

Retirees
Posted on: April 26, 2018

Turn Challenges into Opportunities – Build Personal Resilience

Resilience smiley face

The noun resilience is defined as “the ability to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.” Are you born with flexible talent for springing back when distressed or is this a cultivated skill? Some really smart people have pondered...

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Retirees
Posted on: April 19, 2018

Medicare to Remove Social Security Numbers from Cards

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You’re getting a new Medicare card!

Between April 2018 and April 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will be removing Social Security numbers from Medicare cards and mailing each person a new card. This will help keep your ...

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Retirees
Posted on: February 15, 2018

Last Month for On-site Biometric Screenings Appointments

Biometric screening

Team Plano, this is the last month to schedule on-site biometric screenings! Go to http://uswellness.com/Plano to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. If unable to make one of these reservations, you have the options to request a lab voucher for a...

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Update Your Beneficiary Forms. It’s Important!

Beneficiary forms

Do you know who's listed on the beneficiary form for your TMRS, ICMA-RC, life insurance, 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 horror stories about reti...

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Retirees
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Save a Life with Tips for Pedestrian Safety

pedestrian crossing

Walking or riding a bicycle while distracted could be extremely hazardous to your health. Warmer weather can make you want to be outdoors walking to work, to school or to get some exercise. Here are some tips for staying safe while navigating our streets:...

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Retirees
Posted on: April 12, 2018

We All Deal with Stress…so Take some Time to Unwind!

Stress management

April is National Stress Awareness Month… so take some time to unwind!

Stress has a direct impact on your mind and body. Long-term stress can lead to a variety of illnesses (from headaches to stomach disorders to depression) and can even increas...

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Retirees
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Plano City News Headlines help You Stay In Tune

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Plano City News is a weekly newsletter produced and distributed by the Communications and Community Outreach department. This digital publication keeps Plano residents abreast of the latest City news.

Inside this week’s issue:

  • Release Your Creativ...
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Retirees
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Display Case: “Texas Pure Products” provided by Public Works

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The Municipal Center lobby is home to several images of Plano’s rich history and culture, and home to vibrant samples of our departments’ excellence. The glass display case near the Action Center Desk is one of the building’s...

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Retirees
Posted on: March 29, 2018

Don’t Miss a Thing: Update Your Contact Information

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Help us, help you! We are in the process of updating our retiree contact information database and need your help. Please take a few minutes to review this Retiree Information Verification form. Open the document and complete the form to ensure we have you...

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Retirees
Posted on: March 29, 2018

A Checklist for Preventing Falls in Your Home

Mind your step

You can make your home safe from falls with just a few basic changes. This doesn’t have to involve a complete house remodel. Senior care experts offer the following advice for preventing falls at home:

  • Clean up clutter. The easiest method for pre...
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Retirees
Posted on: March 22, 2018

Get Out There! Socialization is Key to a Healthy Lifestyle

Seniors divers and active

How important is socialization as a person ages? Very important! According to a study by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, social isolation and loneliness are associated with a higher risk of mortality in adults 52 and older. Thankfully...

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Retirees
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.

Retirees
Posted on: February 28, 2018

Watch for the RSP Cost-of-Live Adjustment on April 1

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According to Retirement Security Plan provisions, retirees receiving an RSP pension may be eligible for an annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) effective April 1, 2018.

This increase applies to retirees who have received benefits for 12 months as of Mar...

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Retirees
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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Posted on: February 28, 2018

Where Should I Go for Medical Care? Avoid a Shocking ER Bill

EmergencyRoom

It can be overwhelming knowing where to go for medical care. The best way to be prepared is to establish a relationship with a Primary Care Physician, but unexpected accidents and illnesses can happen any time.

There are many healthcare options available, ...

Read on...

Additional Info... Retirees
Posted on: February 28, 2018

Marinate on Good Nutrition

WellnessMinuteNewsflash

Team Plano, March is national nutrition month! This month let’s focus on clean eating and better food choices!

Clean eating is not about restricting your food choices, but choosing food in its most natural form with the least amount of preservati...

Read on...

Retirees
Posted on: February 22, 2018

Plano Senior Recreation Center Closes March 1 for Renovations

Rendering of future expanded Plano Senior Recreation Center

Attempts to keep the Plano Senior Recreation Center open during the expansion have met with unexpected challenges. Due to safety concerns, the facility will close March 1, 2018 until the project is complete.

Additional Info... 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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Posted on: April 12, 2018

We All Deal with Stress…so Take some Time to Unwind!

Stress management

April is National Stress Awareness Month… so take some time to unwind!

Stress has a direct impact on your mind and body. Long-term stress can lead to a variety of illnesses (from headaches to stomach disorders to depression) and can even increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. When you perceive a threat, the body reac...

Read on...

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