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Posted on: March 14, 2019

Last Year’s Employee Appreciation Week…What a Blast! Remember?

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One of the best things about having a great time is talking about it afterward with friends. The 2018 Employee Appreciation Week (EAW) events included:

  • Heart-pounding tournaments
  • Engaging games
  • Unplanned hilarious bloopers
  • Genuine teambuilding
  • Wonderful food a...
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Posted on: March 14, 2019

Get Discounted Tickets to the 23rd Texas Music Revolution & Rodeo

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Plano employees and retirees have the privilege of purchasing Texas Music Revolution & Rodeo (TMRR) tickets for less. Enjoy two days of stellar music at TMRR23, presented by KHYI 95.3 The Range on March 29-30 at Oak Point Park Amphitheater in Plano.

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Posted on: March 14, 2019

Plano’s New GovQA Portal Delivers More than Open Records

GovQA

Plano.gov is now home to the City’s new public records center, GovQA, an easy-to-use web-portal. The open records request process is significantly improved with this online service, resulting in a more efficient and satisfying experience for all...

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Posted on: March 14, 2019

Team Plano Made Healthy Fun with It’s Time Texas

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It’s Time Texas, which began in January, has come to a close! This statewide community health challenge encouraged Team Plano departments to get creative making healthier lifestyle decisions. Thank you to every department that submitted It&r...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

“Ladies and Gentlemen, It’s time to Play Plano Feud!”

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The water-cooler chatter is true…a spin-off of the wildly popular Family Feud TV show comes to Texas. The twist? It’s the debut of “Plano Feud” and you have a chance to play the game. Thanks to the Plano-version pr...

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Posted on: March 14, 2019

Shield those Pupils: It’s Workplace Eye Safety Awareness Month

eye safety at work

Did you know work-related eye injuries don’t only happen in outdoor environments? You can just as easily experience an eye accident in an office setting. Too much screen time can be harmful. March is Workplace Eye Health and Safety Month, a time...

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

Tomorrow is the 1st VIP Brown Bag for Volunteer Managers

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It’s one thing to know you need some volunteer help, and quite another to know how best to manage volunteers properly. To help prepare you to work with a volunteer workforce, sign up today for Volunteers in Plano (VIP) Campfire Conversations. This Brown B...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Let’s Get Social with #PlanoEngaged – Win Prizes

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The SERVE spotlight is now on “Engaged” and what it looks like to YOU. We know that each member of Team Plano is “Committed to the organization and its mission, the people we work with and the people we serve.&rd...

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Lobby Display Shows off Procurement Award and more

Display Case Procurement

The current Municipal Center lobby display offers a peek behind the procurement curtain. March is National Procurement Month, an ideal time to shine light on the staff responsible for acquiring goods and services for the City. Plano’s 22-member ...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

InsidePlano Podcast Can Now be Seen and Heard

Plano Podcast Shannah and Steve

The InsidePlano podcast isn't just for your ears anymore. The monthly show is now on video too. Listen as Shannah Hayley (communications and community outreach director) and Steve Stoler (media relations director) present the latest and most important Pla...

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

Take the Plunge into Couch to 5K Training

Couch to 5K

Did you set running a 5K as your New Year's resolution? Do you simply want to get into (or back into) shape? The City can help you make that goal by offering Couch to 5K, a fun training program. In just 7 weeks, you’ll go from ground-zero to com...

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

Let an Expert Tell You about the Target on Your Back

target on your back

Is it how you walk or the way you dress that signals criminals you are ripe for the picking? In this week's Plano Police Crime Prevention Unit Safety Minute, Officer Chris Bianez continues his talk about the “victimology” of crimes. Hear from an expert wh...

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Posted on: February 7, 2019

Schedule Your Onsite Biometric Screening....Don't Wait!

Biometric screening checklist

You have March and April to take advantage of the FREE and convenient onsite screenings. Reserve a spot soon.The City is committed to the health and wellness of every employee and is again offering onsite biometric screenings. As you remember, completing ...

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

What Should You Know about the Scheduled Chlorine Maintenance?

Chlorine water maintenance

Starting Monday, March 4 the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) begins the annual chlorine maintenance of Plano’s water system. There has been quite a bit of conversation and news coverage about the topic, but there are still some who have quest...

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

Place the Benefits Guide in the Palm of Your Hand

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The truth is, benefits guides are rarely handy when and where we need them. Many of us skim through it every year and file it away, never to be seen again. It can also be difficult to find information without flipping or scrolling through many pages. For ...

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

An “Rx Checkup” is Not a Hard Pill to Swallow

Prescription drug prices

Are you prescription healthy? Going into a new year is the perfect time to conduct an “Rx Checkup.” Managing your prescription costs, conducting drug comparisons and evaluating a 3-month versus 30-day supply of medications is important...

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

Playing for Team Plano – Not a Spectator Sport

Go Team Plano SERVE

On our Journey to SERVE, defining what the values mean, the question being asked is “Why are you a member of Team Plano?” Becoming a member of a team, community or group is something that we spend time on – in research and in...

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

IRS Tax Scams & Arrest Warrant Scams Take Your Cash

IRS scam alert

During tax season, learn to recognize the bogus calls and letters designed to steal your money. Plano Police Officer Chris Bianez sheds light on what you should know in this Plano Police Safety Minute produced by the Crime Prevention Unit:

Be on Alert: WAR...

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

Done Your Taxes Yet? Don’t Forget Your 1095-C Form.

IRS 1095 form

When it’s time to fill out those wonderful IRS tax returns, it’s important to be sure you have all the right forms. Earlier, Human Resources released information that every 2018 health benefit eligible employee needs before filing this year.

The 1095-C tax...

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Posted on: February 7, 2019

Get Discounted and Free Rec Center Memberships in 2019

Oak Point workout room

Annual recreation center memberships are available for all employees (including regular part-timers) at a huge savings. The Wellness Membership program gives employees and retirees a 50% discount on adult or senior Annual Memberships at the resident rate....

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

The SERVE Team Asks “What does ENGAGED mean to You?”

Engage Time to

Zig Ziglar said, “…workers have three prime needs: interesting work, recognition for a good job and knowing what’s going on in the company.” As a Team Plano member, you are the first and best ambassadors of the Cit...

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

Team Plano, Make Way for Your NEW Computer!

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The news isn’t quite like Oprah or Ellen saying, “You get a car…you get a car and YOU get a car!” But Tech Service’s news for Team Plano is just as exciting, “We’re all getting new com...

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Posted on: January 30, 2019

Cybersecurity: How to Protect Your Finances from Fraud

Cyber security data protection

You’re not alone in the struggle to safeguard personal information – especially in this time of frequent identity theft reports. ICMA-RC periodically makes enhancements to their account management portal, Account Access, to provide you...

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Posted on: January 24, 2019

Use Communitas to Make Hospital Stays Less Overwhelming!

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There are usually tons of questions and concerns whenever you or a loved-one is in the hospital for any length of time. The City now offers an invaluable resource to help you survive the physical, emotional and financial trauma associated with this kind o...

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Posted on: January 24, 2019

Adopt this 2019 Resolution to Save Money on Rx

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The cost of prescription drugs is about 20% of our total healthcare expenses and prices continue to increase. Our health plan is self-funded, which means you have a direct impact on the premiums you pay by the medical decisions that you make as the City a...

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Posted on: January 24, 2019

Kick This Year Off Right with Real Appeal

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Have you ever made a New Year’s resolution with the best of intentions – only for it to fizzle out after a few days? You’re not alone. To help make those healthy habits stick, we’re offering Real Appeal, a free* onl...

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

Keep Your Eyes Open for Road Construction on Sam Rayburn Tollway

Road work ahead sign

The North Texas Tollway Authority is adding an extra lane to ease traffic flow. If you drive Sam Rayburn Tollway regularly, you'll notice construction starting west of Denton Tap Road to the U.S. 75 ramp. The North Texas Tollway Authority is adding a four...

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Posted on: November 29, 2018

Buy PlanoCRX Meds with REVISED Order Form

Plano CRX drug program WEB

Beginning January 1, the City will have a new mail order drug program available for all eligible employees, retirees and their dependents. The new cost saving program, PlanoCRX, can be used for brand name prescriptions.

PlanoCRX is a voluntary&...

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Posted on: December 20, 2018

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prescription Drug Changes Coming

Prescription drug prices

Every year, OptumRx, the City’s Pharmacy Benefit Manager updates its Prescription Drug List. Some drugs have been removed from the list and others added. If you are taking a medication that was impacted by a change, you would have received a letter in the...

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