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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Simplify Saving for the Future with the City’s 457 Plan

457 Deferred Comp Plan

When you’re already counting pennies, ever wonder how to find the money to save for retirement? An easy way to increase your financial portfolio is to funnel new pay raises into the City of Plano’s 457 Deferred Compensation Plan.

No dou...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Benefits Experts Answer Questions at Open Enrollment Meetings

Open Enrollment Oct 30

Get the information you’ll need to properly navigate the 2020 Open Enrollment process by attending a meeting. Starting Thursday, October 24, a series of four sessions are planned, with different times and locations you’re sure to find ...

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Celebrating All Hallows’ Eve in Plano means Boo Bash

Boo Bash inflatibles

Take the scare out of Halloween and bring the family to BOO BASH on Thursday, October 24. The annual monster-riffic event is for children 12 and under….and it’s FREE.

Little ones are encouraged to wear their fun costumes and bring a bi...

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

City Receives Municipal Excellence Award for "Ask Plano"

Ask Plano Joe screen shot

The Texas Municipal League (TML) 2019 Municipal Excellence Award in communication programs belongs to us! The informative video series, "Ask Plano," was deemed the best in its category during the TML conference this month.

The first "Ask Pla...

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Are You or a Loved-One Veterans? Let Us Recognize You!

Veterans female and child

The TeamPlano newsletter and website will feature a gallery of photos on November 7 showcasing our veterans. As this is the third year we’ve honored our service men and women in this way, chances are many of you have already sent photos &nda...

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Connect4Health Lunch & Learn Puts “Happy” in the Holidays

Relax for Holidays

We stress about the menu, what to buy and about not having enough money to provide superior cheer! It’s not too early to get a handle on the pressure points that contribute to holiday woes. Get help by attending Connect4Health’s Make t...

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Money Matters: FSA Cash, Use It or Lose It

Flexible Spending Account 2019

Don’t be one of the sad numbers of people who throw away Flexible Spending Account (FSA) dollars each year.

Here’s a health account reminder…

If you have a flexible spending account in 2019, now is the time to review your balance. You should know if you hav...

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Spread Warmth….Give a Coat…Give a Blanket

Coat donation to lady

Volunteers in Plano and Project Warm Up want donations for this year’s Coat & Blanket Drive. The Farmers’ Almanac is predicting a really cold winter and there are people out there who’ll need help weathering the season&am...

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Country Music’s Zane Williams Closes 2019 CTM Series

The Courtyard Music Series presents a true treasure in concert when Zane Williams performs on November 7. The downtown Plano theater proudly hosts an evening of mainstream country music to end the summer series.

Zane’s style delivers road-tested ...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Share in the Joy over Parks and Recreation’s 25 Years of Excellence Accreditation

Parks 25 Years of Excellence Award WEB

Hooray to our Parks and Recreation department for earning national accreditation for the 25th straight year. The Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) presented the honor to Plano Parks Director Robin Reeves during the Natio...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

20/20 Vision(ary) is S.E.R.V.E.’s Next Value

SERVE Visionary WEB

During recent months we focused on “Respectful” – treating all people and opinions with dignity and courtesy. Our new I SEE U SERVE peer-to-peer recognition program is a great example of this value. The campaign to promote Te...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

“Do Something PAWsitive” for Nat’l. Retirement Security Week

National Retirement Week Dog WEB

Funnel all or some of your raise, longevity pay and vacation buy-back money into your future. The 2019 National Retirement Security Week, October 20-26, theme is “Do Something PAWSITIVE” to make sure you’re on track for retir...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Liberty Recreation Center is Back in Business!

Liberty Reopening flyer

Come see for yourself on Saturday, October 26 at 10 a.m. during the Grand Re-opening. Join the Parks and Recreation department at the newly-renovated Liberty Recreation Center! Be among the first to tour and use this beautifully-improved facility, featuri...

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Posted on: September 12, 2019

FREE Shots Can Lessen Your Chances of Getting the Flu

Flu victims

The best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated every year. Plan to get your FREE flu shot courtesy of the City’s Connect4Health benefit and Texas Health Resources.

Vaccinations are available to all active employees (full-time, part-time and temp...

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

American Planning Association Awards Highest Honors to Plano

APA Texas awards

The American Planning Association (APA) Texas Chapter announced the 2019 Planning Achievement Awards and Plano is a big winner! Releasing this news is one way the organization kicks off National Community Planning Month each October.

The Awards Selection C...

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

Coming Soon: A Bigger Paycheck

Salary increaseWEB

Watch for across the board pay increases, along with special one-time payments for many Team Plano members. It is nearly time for disbursement of the 3% pay raise, and for payouts of Vacation Buy Back and Longevity Pay. Mark your calendars with these date...

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

Find Spooky Fun and More on the Inside Plano Podcast

Inside Plano WEB

October’s podcast opens with Plano’s national Halloween-fun ranking and news about water-related events this fall. Give a listen as Shannah Hayley and Steve Stoler’s entertaining banter brings you up to speed about what&r...

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Posted on: September 26, 2019

Leadership for the 21st Century Churns Out New Graduates

L21 Group 2019

Coworkers, supervisors, managers and directors gathered to support 2019 Leadership for the 21st Century Program grads. There were 21 people who successfully completed the 6-month program and received certificates during a ceremony on September 25 at the O...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Prices Will Increase on Vending Machines at City Sites

Vending machine items

Prepare to pay a little more to enjoy those crunchy Cheetos and fizzy Diet Cokes. The snack and beverage machines found in City facilities belong to a local vending company. The Purchasing department was recently notified of an across-the-board price incr...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Share Your Thoughts on Housing in Plano

HUD funding

The City of Plano is creating its 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan, and your input is important. The Plan will outline how approximately $10 million in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds are spent over the next five years.

These dollar...

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Posted on: September 26, 2019

Police Chief Greg Rushin Named Deputy City Manager

Greg Rushin WEB

City Manager Mark Israelson shared budget info at last week’s “Meet the CM” and other news. Greg W. Rushin is our new Deputy City Manager. Police Chief Rushin had been pulling double-duty since May – serving as interim deputy city manager, as well as lead...

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Prepare to be Counted during Census 2020

Display Case Census 2020

It's important to find out why a proper head count in Census 2020 matters and how the numbers affect housing and other City services.

Display #19 was provided by Michael Bell of Planning and Anthony Andros and Rachel Yzaguirre of Libraries. Michael says:&q...

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Posted on: September 12, 2019

Computer Refresh Prize Winners are Really HAPPY!

Computer Refresh Kelly and Wendy

It’s an awesome day in the neighborhood for the first group of you who completed the Computer Refresh surveys. Technology Services is conducting two short surveys during our citywide Computer Refresh Project, and they are enticing you to complet...

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

Let Shanté Akafia Show You How “I SEE U SERVE” Works

I C U SERVE image WEB

By now you’ve seen the I SEE U Serve Cards in breakrooms and other common areas. But you may need some clarity on how to say “thanks, I saw you serve” using these cards. Watch as Human Resources Director Shanté Akafia made one Team Plano member’s day:

Have...

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

Computer Refresh Survey-takers Can Win BIG PRIZES

Computer Refresh prizes

Seize the opportunity to put your hands in the Computer Refresh treasure box. A wonderful cache of Team Plano prizes await some lucky people who complete either of these two surveys:

  • Computer Refresh Project (CRP) Deployment Survey
  • Computer Refresh Project ...
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Posted on: August 15, 2019

Say “Sí” to Learning a New Language with Pronunciator

Library Pronunciator 3

Don’t think that your chance to learn a new language has passed you by! Prepare for next year’s trip to your bucket-list destination by getting a head start on learning a new language now through Plano Public Library’s Pronunciator.

Whether learning a new ...

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Posted on: June 27, 2019

Hey! Schedule Your Computer Refresh Training Session

Computer Refresh training 2

The Computer Refresh Project has begun – ARE YOU READY? Everyone gets a new computer or laptop during this citywide project – a huge job. This effort replaces our aging desktop technology and:

  • Improves security while reducing cyber risk...
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Posted on: July 24, 2019

Are Student Loans a Boat Anchor on Your Finances?

Student loan debt

Let the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program relieve the drain on your bank account. First, you must find out if you qualify for student loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). In addition, you must be working full-ti...

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Posted on: July 17, 2019

Place the Benefits Guide in the Palm of Your Hand

City of Plano Mobile app WEB

The truth is, benefits info is rarely handy when and where we need it. Many of us skim through brochures once every year and file it away, never to be seen again. Sometimes it’s difficult to find information without flipping or scrolling through...

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Posted on: June 13, 2019

SERVE’s “Respectful” Value: What does it look like?

Respect ticket to success WEB

Kindness. Courtesy. Politeness. Treating everyone the same regardless of factors like age, ethnicity or position. These very common character traits aren’t always common in the workplace. Expert reports indicate a workforce’s job satis...

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Posted on: July 11, 2019

“Sharing is Caring” with Team Plano Social Recruiting

Social media Sharing WEB

Who likes to share? Were we taught as kids to give a portion of what we had because “sharing is caring?” Popeye fans may recall “I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today”…guess that’s s...

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Posted on: July 11, 2019

One Voice Committee Helps Spread the Word

OneVOICE (2)

There’s an old saying, “communication is key.” True enough for all manner of human connections – on and off the job. Sharing information involves knowing the WHAT and the WHY in order to “effectively&r...

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Posted on: July 11, 2019

Will the Real Jordan White Please Stand Up!

Compass Jordan White

The Human Resources Benefits team wants to introduce you to Jordan White, our Personal Health Pro.

Many of you have used Alight’s Compass Healthcare as a trusted resource when making important medical decisions. Their expert answers complex healt...

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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: July 24, 2019

Mandatory Training for 2019 Focuses on “ETHICS”

Business Ethics

All Team Plano employees are required to participate in mandatory training each fiscal year. The subject matter of the training changes every year. As a requirement for 2019, you will need to complete the SkillSoft course “Business Ethics” by January 31, ...

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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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