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Posted on: May 23, 2019

BRAVO and Farewell to 2019 Employee Appreciation Week

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Congratulations to all Employee Appreciation Week participants! We especially thank the event champions for 2019. A detailed accounting of this wonderful week’s events is coming soon. In the meantime, let’s enjoy this slideshow of the ...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Congratulate City Attorney Paige Mims for Texas Bar Honor

Paige Mims Fellows honor

The Texas Bar Foundation (TBF) recently inducted City Attorney Paige A. Mims as a distinguished Fellow. Membership in this Foundation’s group is a high achievement for lawyers. Fellows of the Foundation are selected for their outstanding profess...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Wave Goodbye to Paper Discount DART Passes

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Beginning July 1, the process for securing discounted DART passes changes. Employees wanting to buy monthly rail and bus tickets won’t get them from Customer and Utility Services anymore. Instead, you’ll use a DART GoPass® Tap ...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Grilling for the Holiday? Think Safety First.

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It’s man vs. grill season again; kicked off by the wonderfully long Memorial Day weekend (May 25-27). Lush green lawns and patios will quickly become disaster areas if proper fire safety practices aren't observed. Face it, the charbroil smell is...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Plano Fire-Rescue Hosts Homecoming for New Truck

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Fire Station #8 welcomed a new truck into service with a Wetdown and Push-In Ceremony. The time-honored tradition was enjoyed by Plano Fire-Rescue staff and community members on May 10.  This station, 4621 Hedgcoxe Road, primarily serves northern...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

“Click It or Ticket” this Memorial Holiday

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If you are planning to hit the road this holiday week, remember to buckle up. During the Memorial Day holiday, law enforcement officers across the nation are manning highways for their annual Click It or Ticket Campaign. This effort is aimed at encouragin...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Plano Outdoor Pools Open Memorial Weekend!

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PISD schools are out for summer on May 24…so celebrate with a splash and a few cannonballs. Plano Parks and Recreation outdoor pools open for summer on Saturday, May 25, just in time for Memorial Day weekend.

Yes, it’s been raining&...

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Relive Plano’s Early Years with Municipal Center’s Lobby Display

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The current Municipal Center lobby display is a visual time-loop of Plano’s rich past. The National Historic Preservation Month exhibit journeys back to the City’s humble beginnings. Stories are shared through vibrant photos, videos, a...

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Posted on: May 15, 2019

Spend Memorial Day at Plano Veterans Memorial Park

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Join the community in honoring our fallen military on Monday, May 27 at the Veterans Memorial Park.

This year’s observance is from 7 to 8 p.m. at 2101 Bay Hill Dr. The Sunset at Memorial Park includes:

  • A motorcycle ride from the American Legion on...
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Posted on: May 15, 2019

Plano Swears In Its 8th City Manager, Mark Israelson

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It’s official – Mark Israelson is our new City Manager. During the May 13 City Council Preliminary Open Meeting, Mayor Harry LaRosiliere invited Mark to join him at the podium to be sworn in as Plano’s eighth city manager.

The...

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Posted on: May 15, 2019

Take Advantage of Your Hospital GAP Benefit

Hospital GAP

Many employees are enrolled in the American Fidelity Hospital GAP benefit but never file claims. Did you know you can submit claims as far back as when you originally enrolled in the Hospital GAP plan? Don’t leave your money on the table!

Hospita...

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Posted on: May 9, 2019

ALERT: Beware of “FirstNet” Solicitations from AT&T

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There are reports about AT&T representatives reaching out to employees to sign up for FirstNet. The intent is to entice you to change your personal cell phone service. The FirstNet network is an AT&T-built national LTE network dedicated to public ...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

The Winner of the Plano FEUD Tournament is….

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The Plano Feud tournament ended at 12:30 p.m. May 9 with enthusiastic cheers for the champions. Congratulations to Library's DEWEY DECIMATORS, the winners of the 2019 Plano Feud! Hooray to Eva Gonzalez, Edith Cashaw, Julie Truex and Sarah Miller.

It took f...

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Posted on: May 9, 2019

Tune in to Inside Plano and Don’t Miss a Second of Fun

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There’s nothing worse than finding out about awesome events and programs AFTER the fact.

Watch the latest episode of Inside Plano and be one of the first to know, instead of the last.

In the May episode of the Inside Plano podcas...

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

Team Plano Welcomes Shelli Siemer, Newest Deputy City Manager

Shelli Siemer

Kudos to Plano for luring former Allen Assistant City Manager Shelli Siemer to become our newest executive team member. As of April 29, she assumed the job of Deputy City Manager for Community Services.

Siemer has worked more than 20 years in the public se...

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

Join Weight Watchers and Reach Wellness Goals

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Be proactive. Attend one of the upcoming Weight Watchers Open House meetings, May 21 or May 22! The next 17-week long WW (Weight Watchers) Workshops begin that week. As a bonus for attending one of the initial workshops, you get 15% off the WW membership ...

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

Give the Employee Assistance Program a Chance to Help

May Mental Health month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and the City offers a great benefit if you need someone to talk to. Raising awareness about mental health and eliminating the stigma is important. Look into Plano’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for answe...

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

Administrative Professionals Made the Most of Annual Luncheon

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Plano has always done a wonderful job of recognizing good work – our administrative staff knows this first hand. Senior Training Coordinator Tony Beasley and teammates organized a fun outing for this group in honor of National Administrative Pro...

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

UHC...It’s a Call You Don’t Want to Miss!

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“Hello, this is UnitedHealthcare calling with an important message for YOU!” It may seem unusual, but the next time your phone’s caller ID reads “UnitedHealthcare (UHC),” there’s a good chance it...

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

Celebrate Good Times, Come On….It’s Our SERVE-aversary!

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Incoming City Manager Mark Israelson has an exciting message to share about our organization. We’ve reached a milestone in Team Plano history. One year ago, City Manager Bruce Glasscock introduced the organization’s new value initiatives, SERVE. The impac...

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

Ed Swiler Says, “Get a Recreation Membership”

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Park Services Electrician Ed Swiler shares his story of wellness and why he got a recreation center membership. In a recent TeamPlano article, we announced employees and retirees are eligible for 50% discounts on Parks and Recreation Center memberships. S...

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

Register for VIP's Brown Bag Training 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. Th...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

Use Technology to Get Convenient Medical Care

Village Health Partners Telehealth

Let medical professionals take care of you from home, the office or even your car – on call. Telehealth Video Conferencing is now available through Village Health Partners (VHP) and Village Health Pediatrics for employees and pre-65 retirees on ...

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Posted on: March 27, 2019

See Yourself in a Pair of Warby Parkers?

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There’s great news for employees and pre-65 retirees who wear eyeglasses and are on the City’s insurance. Being on the UnitedHealthcare Vision Plan makes you eligible to purchase Warby Parker designer prescription eyewear for ONLY the ...

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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: November 29, 2018

Buy PlanoCRX Meds with REVISED Order Form

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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: July 13, 2017

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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