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Posted on: June 13, 2019

Team Plano, You ARE #PlanoEngaged!

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We’re closing the spotlight on the SERVE campaign on our “ENGAGED” value. Thank you for hashtagging your hearts out! It was a thrill to have images of the Team Plano spirit in action through your social media posts.

To recap, the City’s definition of Engag...

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Posted on: June 13, 2019

Save the Dates for Upcoming Pre-Retirement Meetings

PreRetirement workshop

It’s never too early to think about your retirement nest egg. If you are five years, 15 years or even three months from retirement, attending one of next month’s employee workshops is a smart move. A series of Pre-Retirement Meetings i...

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Posted on: June 13, 2019

Be Part of a Record-making Swim Lesson

Worlds Largest Swim Lesson

The folks at the Guinness World Records want you to make history. Join us at Jack Carter Pool for the World's Largest Swim Lesson on Thursday, June 20 from 8 to 9 a.m. You'll receive a free lesson, a certificate and the thrill of participating in the larg...

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Posted on: June 13, 2019

Start the Summer with the “Respectful” SERVE Value

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T, what does it mean to YOU, Team Plano? We introduced the first two SERVE values, Stewardship and Engaged, now comes “Respectful” which takes on a two-pronged definition:

 “Treat all people and opinions w...

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Posted on: June 13, 2019

Let TMC Show You How to Do Summer!

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If summer is your time of year, while away the hours at the Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center (TMC). Taking the plunge into this facility’s indoor and outdoor pools is just what the doctor ordered to reduce stress and have awesome fun.

You, famil...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Celebrate Clean Air Day with a RideShare

Carpooling

Consider joining this national event focused on improving air quality. Throughout the summer months, local weather forecasters regularly mention air quality alerts or “ozone action days,” but what exactly do these warnings mean for your health? The Enviro...

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Posted on: June 6, 2019

Heather Harrington is Named VIP Supervisor of the Year

Heather H. VIP Supervisor Award

Once a year, Volunteers in Plano selects one staff member for the VIP Supervisor of the Year award. The 2019 winner is Heather Harrington, sustainability volunteer coordinator for Environmental Health & Sustainability/Live Green in Plano.

The person wh...

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Posted on: June 6, 2019

Visit Plano Earns a Shiny Statue

Telly Award for VisitPlano

Visit Plano is pleased to announce their video entry “That’s Tempting” won two Telly Awards! This winning production was created to promote our fine local restaurants. Visit Plano is the ultimate resource portal to a...

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Posted on: June 6, 2019

Still Reveling in Employee Appreciation Week Memories

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It was great to celebrate Team Plano during Employee Appreciation Week (EAW) 2019! You’ve seen the short-version slide show of the fun. There were many activities offered with the sole purpose of making sure everyone could participate in one way...

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Posted on: June 6, 2019

New State Bill Pulls the Plug on Red Light Cameras

Red light camera

The governor signed House Bill 1631 on June 2, banning the use of traffic signal enforcement systems. Since the bill passed with 2/3’s vote in both chambers, the law goes into effect immediately. The Governor has allowed affected cities to compl...

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

“Fight the Bite!” is the Timely Lobby Display Message this Week

Environmental Health Mosquitos (2)

The current Municipal Center lobby display takes our summer pests seriously. With “Fight the Bite,” the Environmental Health & Sustainability department is on top of the challenge to combat pesky mosquitoes.

Carolyn Russell, Maria P...

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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 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 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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1 Announcements
Posted on: April 18, 2019

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

UHC Calling

“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!

Mark on SERVEaversary video

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: 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: 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: June 13, 2019

MEDICARE Changes After 2020 Affect your Dollars

Medicare-questions

You heard the news at the Quarterly Retiree Lunch about a major change to a Medicare Plan. Now you’re wondering, “Why is Medicare Supplement Plan F being phased out in 2020?”

As of January 1, 2020, Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan F will no longer be sol...

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Retirees
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Join Heritage Farmstead Museum’s Senior Series

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The Farmstead Museum regularly hosts children on school field trips, but now focuses on a slightly older crowd. They’ve created a senior-focused program, Young at Heart: 55+ Exceeding the Limit. This is an educational program designed specifical...

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Retirees
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Remember the Moon Landing? It’s Been 50 Years!

Apollo moon landing

How old were you when news of this exciting futuristic event aired? Come celebrate the history of the Apollo Landing at the Plano Library. Enjoy special programs and a movie commemorating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

Remember the day by watchi...

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Retirees
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Let TMC Show You How to Do Summer!

Luau 2017 029

If summer is your time of year, while away the hours at the Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center (TMC). Taking the plunge into this facility’s indoor and outdoor pools is just what the doctor ordered to reduce stress and have awesome fun.

You, family and frie...

Read on...

Retirees
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Celebrate Clean Air Day with a RideShare

Carpooling

Consider joining this national event focused on improving air quality. Throughout the summer months, local weather forecasters regularly mention air quality alerts or “ozone action days,” but what exactly do these warnings mean for your health? The Enviro...

Read on...

Retirees
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Be Part of a Record-making Swim Lesson

Worlds Largest Swim Lesson

The folks at the Guinness World Records want you to make history. Join us at Jack Carter Pool for the World's Largest Swim Lesson on Thursday, June 20 from 8 to 9 a.m. You'll receive a free lesson, a certificate and the thrill of participating in the larg...

Read on...

Retirees
Posted on: April 12, 2018

“Fight the Bite!” is the Timely Lobby Display Message this Week

Environmental Health Mosquitos (2)

The current Municipal Center lobby display takes our summer pests seriously. With “Fight the Bite,” the Environmental Health & Sustainability department is on top of the challenge to combat pesky mosquitoes.

Carolyn Russell, Maria Palmer and K...

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Retirees
Posted on: June 6, 2019

Increase Your Brain Power at the Memory Café

Memory Loss

Declining memory shouldn’t be taken lightly – everyday tasks could be affected. The Wellness Center for Older Adults offers the Memory Café, free workshops to address this growing issue. Attend these classes on the second Tuesday of every month at the Sam...

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Retirees
Posted on: June 6, 2019

Is Having a Power of Attorney Right for Your Family?

Power of Attorney Living Will

How will your wishes be carried out if you become incapacitated? You may need help making important decisions at some point and having the correct legal documents in place ahead of time could make all the difference.

You’ll need help understanding legal te...

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Retirees
Posted on: June 6, 2019

New State Bill Pulls the Plug on Red Light Cameras

Red light camera

The governor signed House Bill 1631 on June 2, banning the use of traffic signal enforcement systems. Since the bill passed with 2/3’s vote in both chambers, the law goes into effect immediately. The Governor has allowed affected cities to complete their ...

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Retirees
Posted on: May 22, 2019

Retirement and Volunteering Can Go Hand In Hand

Senior volunteer at work

Think about it.  You’re retired and you finally have time to do what you want to do, but what exactly is that? Becoming a volunteer sounds nice, but where should you look? How do you find the right volunteer opportunity, “the ...

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Retirees
Posted on: May 22, 2019

Plano Outdoor Pools Open Memorial Weekend!

Jack Carter pool

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…a lot. But, as that litt...

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Retirees
Posted on: May 22, 2019

Wellness: Gratitude and Your Health

Gratitude journal

Here’s a quick exercise: think of the things you’re most grateful for and list the top three in detail. By doing this simple exercise, you have created a shift in your hormone pathways which can improve your health. In addition, if pra...

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Retirees
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Take Advantage of Your Hospital GAP Benefit

Hospital GAP

Many pre-65 aged retirees 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 ta...

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Retirees
Posted on: April 18, 2019

It’s a Call You Don’t Want to Miss!

UHC Calling

“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’s an offer to connect you with information to help manage o...

Read on...

Retirees
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 our benefi...

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Retirees
Posted on: April 4, 2019

Retirees, Are You Nearing Medicare eligibility?

Medicare-questions

The closer you get to age 65, the more questions you have about Medicare. A common concern is “How does it work with my City of Plano United Healthcare insurance?” Here are a few things to know.

When do I enroll in Medicare?You may be a...

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Retirees
Posted on: March 14, 2019

Share Your Green Thumb with the Community Garden

Plano Community Garden (1)

If you’ve got extra time on your hands and a green thumb, lend them to the Plano Community Garden. Helpers of all experience levels are needed to work in this garden, as long as you’re at least 13 years old.

In 2007, this began with a p...

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Retirees

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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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