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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

Ask Questions about Infrastructure & Water at Plano Town Hall

Town Hall Meeting Feb 21 WEB

We know you care about Plano. We also know you have questions. Come be part of the discussion at Plano Town Hall. The topics for this Thursday, February 21 meeting include water maintenance and infrastructure, the city’s roads, the sewer system ...

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Posted on: January 24, 2019

L21 Training Gets You that Much Closer to the Top

L21 Grads 2018

Applications for the 2019 Leadership for the 21st Century program are being sent in, but the deadline is near. All applications and related forms must be submitted electronically to Tony Beasley (sr. training & L21 coordinator) by Friday, March 1 at n...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: February 14, 2019

Plano Fire-Rescue Trained for the Worst during Multi-agency Exercise

Hazmat Training PFR EOD 2-10-19 (135)

Over the weekend, Plano’s HazMat team participated in a full-scale exercise alongside experts from all over the region. This was a first-of-its-kind training for public safety teams from Plano, Dallas, Frisco, Richardson, Wylie and Irving.

This t...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: February 14, 2019

Plano’s Texas Pure Products Earns National Composting Nod

Texas Pure Products award at conf

The U.S. Composting Council named our Texas Pure Products the 2019 Composter of the Year (Large Scale Commercial). Members of Environmental Waste’s Compost Operations team accepted the award at the national organization’s annual confer...

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1 Announcements
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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1 Announcements
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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1 Announcements
Posted on: February 7, 2019

Remembering Anita A. Bell (July 16, 1955 – February 1, 2019)

Anita Bell

It is with great sadness we share news that Anita Acquisto Bell passed away on Friday, February 1. She joined the Team Plano family on September 24, 1990 working in the Finance department. Some years later, Anita transferred to Budget & Research (Sept...

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Posted on: February 7, 2019

Get to Know Your Numbers. Schedule Your Onsite Biometric Screening.

Biometric screening checklist

The City is committed to the health and wellness of every employee and is again offering onsite biometric screenings. As you remember, completing a biometric screening is one of only two 2020 Connect4Health (C4H) Premium Incentive requirements. Now is the...

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1 Announcements
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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1 Announcements
Posted on: February 7, 2019

Shanda Boles Graduated from FEMA Academy

Shanda headshot

Graduating from the FEMA Academy was no small feat, but Emergency Management Specialist Shanda Boles did it. FEMA’s National Emergency Management Basic Academy is the entry-point for individuals pursuing careers in emergency management.

Shanda an...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: February 7, 2019

Meet NYT Bestseller Lisa Gardner at Haggard Library

Popup Author Lisa Gardner

Book-lovers who live for a well-written murder story get to meet one of the best crime mystery writers this month. Spend time with Lisa Gardner, the creator of fictional Boston Detective D.D. Warren on Thursday, February 21 at Haggard Library. No stranger...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: February 7, 2019

Team Plano Wear RED Day Supporters Focus on Warning Signs

WEAR RED collage

Every 43 seconds. That’s how frequently someone has a heart attack – per the American Heart Association. The purpose of National Wear Red Day is to raise awareness for heart health for everyone – particularly women. Heart dis...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: January 30, 2019

Don’t Delay, Complete the City’s Mandatory Ethics Course

Ethics training

All Team Plano employees must complete mandatory annual compliance training by the January 31, 2020 deadline. The 2019 course focuses on Plano’s commitment to ethical and transparent practices in all areas. Everyone is required to review our Eth...

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1 Announcements
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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1 Announcements
Posted on: January 30, 2019

Council Unanimously Approves Mark Israelson as City Manager

Mark Israelson

During the January 28 meeting, Plano City Council members voted to appoint Mark Israelson as Plano’s new city manager. Israelson replaces City Manager Bruce Glasscock, who retires at the end of April.

“The council and I are excited abou...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: January 10, 2019

Team Plano, Make Way for Your NEW Computer!

Computer with a bow

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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1 Announcements
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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1 Announcements
Posted on: January 30, 2019

Sign up for Spring Break Camps

Spring Break Camps

How will you keeping your children actively occupied during Plano Independent School District’s Spring break, March 11 – 15? It’s not too early to consider your options and Plano Parks & Recreation offers several enticing...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: January 30, 2019

Get a Handle on Tub-time Hazards and Avoid Slipping into an Accident

Bathtub safety with sign

Your days are filled with routine activities you do without really thinking – like bathing, for instance. This everyday act could lead to pain, as bathrooms are one of the most dangerous rooms in a house. According to the Center for Disease Cont...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: January 24, 2019

Plan Your Vacations Now, Times a Wastin’

Plan you vacation take a break WEB

The latest U.S. Travel Association report proved over 66,798 vacation days went unused in 2017 in Texas alone! This equates to the staggering fact that 48% of working folks in Big Tex didn’t take their earned time off – see the state-by-state ranking. Wer...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: January 24, 2019

Use Communitas to Make Hospital Stays Less Overwhelming!

Communitas image WEB

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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1 Announcements
Posted on: January 24, 2019

Adopt this 2019 Resolution to Save Money on Rx

Save on Cost of Meds WEB

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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1 Announcements
Posted on: January 24, 2019

Kick This Year Off Right with Real Appeal

Real Appeal mobile app WEB

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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1 Announcements
Posted on: January 24, 2019

Update Your Beneficiary Forms. It’s Important!

Beneficiary forms WEB

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: January 16, 2019

Daniel Prendergast Accepts Promotion to Public Works Assistant Director

Daniel Prendergast WEB

The assistant director position is a new one for Public Works – approved during the last budget process. For Daniel Prendergast, it’s a dream job and one that fuels his passion to work closely with City departments and our residents. F...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: January 16, 2019

Fire is Good Medicine for Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve

Controlled burn at park

When planned and properly supervised, a controlled burn can produce healthy benefits to green spaces.  If you’re a Plano resident, particularly on the far eastside, be aware several prescribed fires are scheduled for Oak Point Park and ...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: January 16, 2019

Are You a Bad Weather Driving Pro?

Driving in Bad weather

Rain, snow, ice, fog, smoke and wind can make driving hazardous and increase your risk of being involved in accidents. Planning ahead, taking precautions and understanding the risks is important. Follow these tips to help keep you, your passengers and oth...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: January 16, 2019

Remembering Wendy Kay Terrell (July 3, 1963 – December 20, 2018)

Wendy Terrell

Team Plano ended 2018 with a sad farewell to a beloved member of the family, Wendy Kay Terrell. She passed away on December 20 after a long and valiant battle with cancer. This dear person was a genuine ball of energy and warmth to the Human Resources dep...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: January 10, 2019

It’s Back, Join the IT’S TIME TEXAS Challenge

Its Time Texas logo

We are excited and proud to announce our participation in the 2019 IT’S TIME TEXAS Community Challenge! This is an eight-week (Monday, January 7 to Sunday, March 3) healthier-living competition aimed at Texas communities, schools, organizations,...

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1 Announcements
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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1 Announcements
Posted on: December 20, 2018

What are Your 2019 C4H Premium Incentive Requirements?

c4h premium incentive deadline

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 2020 by completing two requirements between October 1, 2018 and Septembe...

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1 Announcements
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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1 Announcements
Posted on: December 20, 2018

Make Leisure Plans around the 2019 Holiday and Payroll Calendars

Holiday and payday calendar 2019

2018 is inching towards the finish line with just days left to do those resolutions you’ve ignored for 11 and a half months. Or you could decide not to stress out about it and focus on the New Year – so full of promise…and a fresh set of holidays to enjoy...

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1 Announcements
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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1 Announcements
Posted on: December 13, 2018

Pictures Tell the Story of a Delightful Employee Holiday Luncheon

Holiday Luncheon men

“It’s so nice to see all the folks you love together” is the opener to a 1975 hit by the O’Jays. The song is called “Family Reunion” and best describes the Team Plano Holiday Luncheon atmosphere ...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: October 4, 2018

Simplify Your Worklife with the NEW Senior Resources Intranet

Senior Resources intranet

If knowing is half the battle, then having a 1-stop depository of solutions and answers to senior-related inquiries is now a click away. With Plano’s older adult population increasing by 70 percent over the past decade, it’s no wonder the City is experien...

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Crime Prevention is Everyone’s Job in Display Case #3

Display Case PD Crime Prevention

The current Municipal Center display stresses the importance of making the criminal’s job more difficult. Thanks to Dominika Holdys of the Police Department and Dodie Spencer of the City Secretary’s Office for their striking design for...

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

Scheduling Your Onsite Biometric Screening Saves Time and Money

Biometric screening checklist

If you’re a pre-65er, make your appointment today for March or April before all of the good slots are taken. Go to the Plano Biometric Screening Options webpage to select an onsite biometric screening appointment at one of several convenient loc...

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Retirees
Posted on: February 14, 2019

Ask Questions about Infrastructure & Water at Plano Town Hall

Town Hall Meeting Feb 21 WEB

We know you care about Plano. We also know you have questions. Come be part of the discussion at Plano Town Hall. The topics for this Thursday, February 21 meeting include water maintenance and infrastructure, the city’s roads, the sewer system and other ...

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Retirees
Posted on: February 14, 2019

Want to Get the Beat on Heart Disease?

Heart beat with doctor

Join the experts at Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano for a frank Q & A during a free Heart Health Education event. Mark your calendars for this informative workshop on Friday, February 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the h...

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Retirees
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...

Read on...

Retirees
Posted on: February 14, 2019

Plano Fire-Rescue Trained for the Worst during Multi-agency Exercise

Hazmat Training PFR EOD 2-10-19 (135)

Over the weekend, Plano’s HazMat team participated in a full-scale exercise alongside experts from all over the region. This was a first-of-its-kind training for public safety teams from Plano, Dallas, Frisco, Richardson, Wylie and Irving.

This t...

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Retirees
Posted on: February 14, 2019

Plano’s Texas Pure Products Earns National Composting Nod

Texas Pure Products award at conf

The U.S. Composting Council named our Texas Pure Products the 2019 Composter of the Year (Large Scale Commercial). Members of Environmental Waste’s Compost Operations team accepted the award at the national organization’s annual conference and tradeshow i...

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Posted on: February 7, 2019

Save Your Cat a Spot for Nickel Neutering

Nickel Neutering

Put your male cat’s well-being first by paying just pennies in the process during Nickel Neutering on Tuesday, February 26. Bring your furry friend to the Plano Animal Shelter, 4028 W. Plano Parkway, for an appointment between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

W...

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Retirees
Posted on: February 7, 2019

Meet NYT Bestseller Lisa Gardner at Haggard Library

Popup Author Lisa Gardner

Book-lovers who live for a well-written murder story get to meet one of the best crime mystery writers this month. Spend time with Lisa Gardner, the creator of fictional Boston Detective D.D. Warren on Thursday, February 21 at Haggard Library. No stranger...

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Retirees
Posted on: February 7, 2019

Team Plano Wear RED Day Supporters Focus on Warning Signs

WEAR RED collage

Every 43 seconds. That’s how frequently someone has a heart attack – per the American Heart Association. The purpose of National Wear Red Day is to raise awareness for heart health for everyone – particularly women. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of wo...

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Retirees
Posted on: February 7, 2019

Remembering Anita A. Bell (July 16, 1955 – February 1, 2019)

Anita Bell

It is with great sadness we share news that Anita Acquisto Bell passed away on Friday, February 1. She joined the Team Plano family on September 24, 1990 working in the Finance department. Some years later, Anita transferred to Budget & Research (Sept...

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Retirees
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 retirees 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.

50% Wellness Membership Discount for ...

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Retirees
Posted on: January 30, 2019

Council Unanimously Approves Mark Israelson as City Manager

Mark Israelson

During the January 28 meeting, Plano City Council members voted to appoint Mark Israelson as Plano’s new city manager. Israelson replaces City Manager Bruce Glasscock, who retires at the end of April.

“The council and I are excited about what is to come,” ...

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Retirees
Posted on: January 30, 2019

Stormwater Safety: Learn the Good, the Bad and the Right

Stormwater creek trash

Polluting our streams and creeks is a big problem – one with hazardous consequences for people and the environment. Managing this issue is everyone’s responsibility. Watch Plano’s new Stormwater Safety Video for more informat...

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Posted on: January 30, 2019

Get a Handle on Tub-time Hazards and Avoid Slipping into an Accident

Bathtub safety with sign

Your days are filled with routine activities you do without really thinking – like bathing, for instance. This everyday act could lead to pain, as bathrooms are one of the most dangerous rooms in a house. According to the Center for Disease Control, drown...

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Retirees
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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Retirees
Posted on: January 30, 2019

Make the Grandkids Happy During Spring Break

Spring Break Camps

Bring a smile to your grandchildren’s face by gifting them a week of camp this Spring Break, March 11 – 15. Sometimes “quality time” with the grands means paying for fun with their friends. Consider sending them to ...

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Retirees
Posted on: January 30, 2019

Have a love for History? Join the Heritage Farmstead Volunteers

Heritage Farmstead Museum

You’ll get more out of sharing your time and skills than you give when you volunteer. The Heritage Farmstead Museum (HFM) is looking for history-loving people like you to help with a variety of interesting jobs.

Why consider volunteering? Evidenc...

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Posted on: January 24, 2019

Take it Easy on Exercise to Prevent Injury

Seniors exercising carefully WEB

Sure, it’s a great idea to begin the new year with more movement in your life, but be smart before taking to the trails. Incorporating exercise into your routine at any age requires a bit of planning to avoid the risk of injuries. For some, ther...

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Retirees
Posted on: January 24, 2019

Update Your Beneficiary Forms. It’s Important!

Beneficiary forms WEB

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: January 24, 2019

Adopt this 2019 Resolution to Save Money on Rx

Save on Cost of Meds WEB

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...

Read on...

Retirees
Posted on: January 24, 2019

Kick This Year Off Right with Real Appeal

Real Appeal mobile app WEB

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...

Read on...

Retirees
Posted on: January 24, 2019

Use Communitas to Make Hospital Stays Less Overwhelming!

Communitas image WEB

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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Retirees
Posted on: January 16, 2019

Remembering Wendy Kay Terrell (July 3, 1963 – December 20, 2018)

Wendy Terrell

Team Plano ended 2018 with a sad farewell to a beloved member of the family, Wendy Kay Terrell. She passed away on December 20 after a long and valiant battle with cancer. This dear person was a genuine ball of energy and warmth to the Human Resources dep...

Read on...

Retirees
Posted on: January 16, 2019

Fire is Good Medicine for Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve

Controlled burn at park

When planned and properly supervised, a controlled burn can produce healthy benefits to green spaces.  If you’re a Plano resident, particularly on the far eastside, be aware several prescribed fires are scheduled for Oak Point Park and Nature Pre...

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Retirees
Posted on: January 16, 2019

Are You a Bad Weather Driving Pro?

Driving in Bad weather

Rain, snow, ice, fog, smoke and wind can make driving hazardous and increase your risk of being involved in accidents. Planning ahead, taking precautions and understanding the risks is important. Follow these tips to help keep you, your passengers and oth...

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Retirees
Posted on: January 16, 2019

Check on the Status of Senior Center Renovations and Other Parks Projects

Senior Rec Ctr renovations web

Renovations to the Sam Johnson Recreation Center (formerly the Plano Senior Recreation Center) are progressing. The facility closed last year and construction is expected to be complete in February 2019 with the facility reopening in March. A reopening ce...

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Retirees
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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Retirees
Posted on: January 10, 2019

10 Best Things To Do in Retirement

Retirement Are you ready

Congratulations, you made the decision to retire! You’ve done the hard part—spent a lifetime getting out of bed and getting to work, taking care of your family and saving for this day. But what if retirement turns out to be too easy an...

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Posted on: December 13, 2018

Pictures Tell the Story of a Delightful Employee Holiday Luncheon

Holiday Luncheon men

“It’s so nice to see all the folks you love together” is the opener to a 1975 hit by the O’Jays. The song is called “Family Reunion” and best describes the Team Plano Holiday Luncheon atmosphere this year. The welcoming spirit of Christmas brought active ...

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

NEW…Check out the new training opportunities!

Communicating badly

Listening and AskingHaving productive conversations aren’t always as easy as you might think. Effective communication results when all parties listen MORE than talk. In this class you’ll cover knowing the questions to ask, what makes a...

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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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