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Posted on: August 21, 2019

Welcome the Newest Hires to Team Plano!

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It’s always a joy when there are new additions to your family – by birth or marriage. It’s no different when the new faces belong to members of your work family.

Team Plano is happy to formally introduce and welcome the follow...

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Posted on: August 21, 2019

Smack Hunger Down during the Peanut Butter Drive

Peanut butter drive with Mayor

The fact that there are hungry children in such an affluent part of the world is hard to swallow. Join Mayor Harry LaRosiliere, City Council and the North Texas Food Bank for this month-long campaign. From September 1 to 30, all of Collin County will be o...

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Posted on: August 21, 2019

FEEDBACK WANTED! Is Plano Bicycle Friendly?

Bluebonnet Trail and biker

The City recently applied to renew its Bicycle Friendly Community status from the League of American Bicyclists! As part of their review process, the League wants your input on bicycling in Plano. If you’ve ever biked here, please take a minute ...

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Posted on: August 21, 2019

Get Free Lunch and Investment Tips Next Tuesday

ICMA meeting

The way we think about our investments and how we react to the ups and downs of the markets can trap us financially. Learn some steps you can take to avoid these pitfalls.

ICMA-RC’s Paul A. Phillips, certified financial planner, leads the worksho...

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

Dogs Just Wanna Have Fun at K-9 Kerplunk!

K 9 Kerplunk Dog swimming

All canines are invited to get their splash on during the K-9 Kerplunk Dog Swim on Sunday, September 8. This annual Parks and Recreation event is perfect for dogs looking to have a blast frolicking at Oak Point Recreation Center. Treat your pets to some q...

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Posted on: August 21, 2019

Reduce Sweat with Beat the Heat Tips

Heat Stress

Autumn is a month away, but summers in North Texas tend to go beyond the expiration date. Forecasts are like a broken record, “….extremely hot, reaching temperatures near or above 100 degrees.”

Team Plano employees work in a ...

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

State Citizen Academy Picked Dawson Officer of the Year

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Police Officer Mark Dawson has served the City for 33 years – earning numerous honors over his career. Most recently he was caught totally by surprise to learn he was named 2019's “Officer of the Year" by the Texas Citizen Police Academy Alumni and L...

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

Plano Police “Take Me Home” System is a Lifesaver

Take Me Home lost senior

The City provides a unique service to residents who become lost and unable to recall even their name. The Plano Police Department’s (PPD) Take Me Home System is a database to help people who are alone. It’s terrifying to find yourself ...

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

Say “Sí” to Learning a New Language with Pronunciator

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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: August 15, 2019

Plano Fire-Rescue Didn’t Miss a Beat in Saving Cardiac Arrest Victim

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For the sixth time, Plano Fire-Rescue (PFR) has received the American Heart Association’s (AHA) highest award. During the August 12 City Council meeting, Fire Chief Sam Greif accepted the Mission: Lifeline® EMS Recognition award ...

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Posted on: August 14, 2019

New Art Installation at the Plano Animal Shelter

Animal Shelter Art

There’s more than cute little furry critters at the Plano Animal Shelter. Take in the unique frames of color currently on display at the Shelter on your next visit. “The Way Home” is the name of the vibrant art exhibit, but w...

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

Get Expert Help with Gardening in Shaded Areas

Shaded garden

Bringing a pop of color to your lawn isn’t always easy if large trees are blocking those sun rays. Join fellow amateur gardeners for solutions to the problem by attending the “Shade Gardening” workshop on Saturday, August 24 ...

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Posted on: August 8, 2019

Driving? Watch for Flashing School Zone Lights

Back to school bus and kids

Bells will soon be heralding (Monday, August 12) the glad, glad news that the new school year is underway. Police departments everywhere are reminding motorists to be aware of school zone active hours. Plano Police Public Information Officer David Tilley ...

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

National Community Development Award Comes to Plano

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The National Community Development Association (NCDA) recognizes the City’s attention to housing needs. From April 22 through 26, our Neighborhood Services staff organized NCD Week activities highlighting the impact of the Community Development ...

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

CM Mark Israelson Unveils Recommended 2019-20 City Budget

Budget

City Manager Mark Israelson recently presented the 2019-20 Recommended Budget and Community Investment Program (CIP) to City Council. See these documents online and at any of the five Plano Public Library locations.

A summary of significant budget figures:...

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

Inside Plano Podcasts Puts City Goings-on within Ears Reach

Inside Plano Podcast

Get the rundown on Plano news and events Cliff Notes-style by checking out Inside Plano. Listening to a pair of local “insiders” puts you in-the-know on the go with their August podcast. Each month, hosts Shannah Hayley (communication ...

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

See the Library’s Wall of Wonders on Display at Municipal Center

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Municipal Center’s latest lobby display focuses on education, research and backpacks. Thanks to Plano Public Library’s Rachel Yzaguirre, Diana Slavinsky and Annie Guzman the “Back to School” theme is clearly showcas...

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Posted on: July 24, 2019

What does SERVE’s Respectful Value Look Like?

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Well…the best answer is it looks like YOU – on the job…taking care of business AND each other.

Over the past couple of days, Elsa Gonzales-Diaz and Haley Kreidler from Risk Management took to the streets of Plano armed with hydration kits. The care package...

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Posted on: June 27, 2019

Hey! Schedule Your Computer Refresh Training Session

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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

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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: July 17, 2019

Property Standards Earns Nation’s 1st Code Accreditation

Scott Neumeyer

Property Standards Division receives American Association of Code Enforcement (AACE) accreditation. This is the first nationally recognized accreditation program solely for code enforcement agencies.

Inspection Services Supervisor Scott Neumeyer worked clo...

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Posted on: July 17, 2019

Does Your Home Need Emergency Repairs?

Plano home repair grant

Home repair emergencies often happen out of the blue and pose a real drain on family finances. The City of Plano Housing Rehabilitation Program may be the answer to fixing the problem.

There are grants, through this HUD-supported program, to assist low-inc...

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Posted on: July 17, 2019

Open Garage Doors, a Welcome Sight to Criminals

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Here’s a summer safety tip from Plano Police Public Information Officer David Tilley, “Close garage doors to prevent crime.” That may sound like an unnecessary warning to you, but criminals don’t take a break just b...

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Posted on: June 13, 2019

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

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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

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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

Attorney Victor Flores Receives TCAA Susan Rocha Award

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Assistant City Attorney Victor A. Flores is having an outstanding summer for more than one reason. First, he was sworn-in as the 2019-2020 Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) president at the State Bar of Texas annual meeting in Austin. It’s ...

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Posted on: July 11, 2019

One Voice Committee Helps Spread the Word

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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

Michelle’s “Congratulations Emails” Mean You’ve Saved $600

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It’s one of the coolest email messages you’ll get this year! If you receive notification from Senior Wellness Coordinator Michelle Gifford (Congratulations! You have earned your Connect4Health Premium Incentive for Plan Year 2020 by co...

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Posted on: July 11, 2019

Will the Real Jordan White Please Stand Up!

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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: June 27, 2019

Need Medical Care While Traveling?

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The worst thing that can happen on a long-awaited adventure isn’t missing a flight or losing your luggage – it’s getting sick. Even after pre-travel visits to the doctor, as well as packing germ-fighting sanitizers and medica...

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

Human Resources Takes their Benefits Show “On the Road Again”

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Like Willie Nelson, Human Resources (HR) just can’t wait to get on the road again with YOUR benefits news! The HR Benefits and Wellness Team is bringing their “roadshow” to a conference room, breakroom or vehicle bay near you...

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

Reduce the Chances of a Cancer Scare with Skin Protection 101

Skin protection SPF30

The Beatles sang “Here comes the sun (doo doo doo),” but DON’T get too much of those warm rays. Being out in the sun can be invigorating and is even good for our mental health and wellbeing. However, each time your skin is ex...

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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: 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 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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