Posted on: April 5, 2018

Make Plans Now to Attend the SERVE Employee Town Hall on April 18!

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What makes the City of Plano the City of Excellence?   

  • Is it because Plano was named the best city to live in Texas and #4 in the United States?
  • Is it because Plano was named the 3rd best city in the United States to raise a family?
  • Is it ...
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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Human Resources Wins National Plan Sponsor of the Year Award

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On March 29, the City of Plano received the prestigious 2018 Plan Sponsor of the Year Award for its 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. PLANSPONSOR is the trusted information and solutions resource for America’s retirement benefits decision makers. ...

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Posted on: April 5, 2018

Calling All Team Plano Olympic Athletes!

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As a reminder, the Connect4Health (C4H) Safety Olympics are coming up so be sure to register your team! These events are designed to encourage healthy competition, while promoting teamwork with the goal of accumulating team points for Olympic medals, priz...

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Update Your Beneficiary Forms. It’s Important!

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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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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Save a Life with Tips for Pedestrian Safety

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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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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Display Case: 911 Education Month & Telecommunicator Week

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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 best features. It showcases t...

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

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

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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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Posted on: February 15, 2018

Last Month for On-site Biometric Screenings Appointments

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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

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:

  • Talk Taxes at Plano Town Hall ...
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Posted on: April 5, 2018

2018 Administrative Professionals Luncheon will Make Your Day!

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It's finally time for the annual Administrative Professionals Appreciation Luncheon – an afternoon set aside to say “Thanks!”  Senior Training Coordinator Tony Beasley and his crew have planned an extraordinarily eve...

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Posted on: April 5, 2018

One Week Left to Complete the Employee Communications Survey

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A record number of you have already taken the short Employee Communications Survey. Thank you! Because the City of Plano is working on our communications efforts, we’d like input from more of you. There’s still time to do this by the A...

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Posted on: April 5, 2018

Tuition Assistance Applications are Available Now

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Have you considered professional development by furthering your education? You’re in luck, because the City provides a generous Tuition Assistance Program to reimburse you (up to $3,000) for completing any degree courses related to jobs employed...

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Posted on: March 29, 2018

SAVE the DATE: Employee Appreciation Week

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The dates are set for this year’s Employee Appreciation Week – May 7-11. It’s going to be an exciting time for Team Plano to celebrate…..well, Team Plano!

During these five event-filled days, you’ll be SER...

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Posted on: March 29, 2018

1st Active Shooter Class for Employees

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Insuring your safety is of paramount importance to the City of Plano. In the face of horrific headlines that report violent mass shootings around the globe and senseless loss of life, it’s necessary for everyone to become educated about how to i...

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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

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Posted on: March 28, 2018

Is Your Alarm System Adequate Home Protection?

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Is your home alarm system providing you enough security? Maybe not. In this Nextdoor post from Plano Police Public Information Officer David Tilley, useful security tips are shared. The department’s Crime Prevention Unit regularly produces an online “Safe...

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Posted on: March 22, 2018

Officer Bianez Graces the Cover of the AARP Bulletin

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Plano Police Officer Christopher Bianez is again in the national spotlight as he adorns the March 2018 cover of the AARP Bulletin. In fact, Chris is not only a pretty face for the publication, but a major contributor to the cover story titled “W...

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Posted on: March 22, 2018

Parks and Recreation Staffers Achieve National Certifications

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Several Parks and Recreation team members received their Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) credentials. This is an important accomplishment earned through the National Recreation and Park Association. The organization is responsible for se...

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Posted on: March 22, 2018

Compass Health Pro Cloud Mobile App – Download for Your Chance to Win $500

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Compass has made it even easier to get the healthcare answers you need, whenever you need them. Whether it’s help finding a great doctor or lowering healthcare costs, the Compass Health Pro Cloud mobile app helps you make smarter, in-the-moment ...

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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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Posted on: March 14, 2018

What’s a Pop Up?

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This is a great opportunity for employees to meet with us to discuss any benefit items and to gain valuable information. Would you like the benefits team to visit your area? Just contact hrbenefits@plano.gov to schedule your pop-up meeting.

Check the March...

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Posted on: March 14, 2018

Congratulations, Plano Fire-Rescue Winners and Nominees

Chance Roberts - Paramedic of the Year

Heroes are in our midst every day as the Fire-Rescue department is on call to save Plano residents 24/7. Every year we honor those staff members who went above and beyond in their service to the City of Plano. 

Enjoy the photo gallery for the 2017...

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Posted on: March 7, 2018

2017 TMRS Member Annual Statements Are in the Mail

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And the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) Member Annual Statement goes to you! That’s right, these statements go in the mail in March to all members with a TMRS account (contributing and noncontributing). The annual statements reflect each member’s...

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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

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Posted on: February 28, 2018

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

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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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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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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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Posted on: January 11, 2018

2019 Benefits Incentive Requirements are Simpler

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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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