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Posted on: January 14, 2021

COVID-19 Update: Vaccine Distribution

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We know you have many questions about the COVID vaccine process. The statewide rollout is a rapidly changing situation. Beginning today, we will post more frequently to keep you up-to-date with current information.  Here are answers to questions ...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

Well-being and Self-care: How to Start Your Wellness Journey in 2021!

Wellness on a leaf

Self-care is defined as behaviors, activities and skills that you use to take care of yourself. There are a number of dimensions to the practice in each of us – physical, emotional, mental, social, intellectual, environmental and spiritual. Each...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

Braving the Elements is Part of the Job for Plano Mail Clerks

Leslie and Kristin

The City enjoys the most efficient mail service of any municipality due largely to two hard workers. Credit for this high-level of proficiency lies squarely with our Mail Services clerks – Leslie Unterburger and Kristin Sanders. Certified, regis...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

Schedule a 5-Minute Stretch Break with Airrosti

Airrosti stretch break

Daily wear on our bodies from fatigue, back, neck and shoulder pain can drastically reduce productivity. Join Dr. Owens for a 5-minute Airrosti Stretch Break Webinar on Tuesday, January 26 at 11 a.m. One of the easiest and quickest ways to void pain and s...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

Plan City Business around Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Hours

MLK Day Closures

No matter how you plan to spend MLK Day 2021, remember most City offices will close for this national holiday, Monday, January 18. If you’re signed up for classes or planning to adopt a pet, it is a good idea to check this detailed list of closu...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

Watch Your Money! ICMA-RC is here to Help You Stay Connected

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Even in a world of social distancing, your ICMA-RC representatives are still here to help you reach your retirement goals. Plan an online session for Thursday, January 21 or Friday, January 22 via your computer or smart device. Get help with:

  • Managing your...
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Posted on: January 14, 2021

Protect Life and Property with Strike Plates and Door Defenders

Broken door jam

Plano Police Officer Chris Bianez explains how your fancy deadbolt may not be enough to keep a determined criminal out of your home. Two of his most recent episodes of “Safety Minute” reveal some harsh truths about how unsafe you may b...

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

Detective Dave Howell has Left the Building Ending an Illustrious Career!

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The City’s longest tenured employee has retired. As of December 31, 2020, Plano has had to contend with the departure of our beloved Detective Earl “Dave” Howell. He racked up a number of awards and achievements over the deca...

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

Thanks to TeamPlano “Angels” Who Answered the Call

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Volunteers in Plano wrapped up a hugely successful Adopt-An-Angel program thanks to the generous support of TeamPlano. This three-phase annual holiday giving initiative directly impacted 97 Plano neighbors, a new record. You did it!

Phase 1 supported 10 se...

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

Virtual Coffee with the CM Drew a Crowd

Virtual Coffee with City Manager

The December 17 Virtual Coffee with City Manager Mark Israelson was both informative and well attended. The Zoom conversation proved the perfect opportunity for Team Plano members to address numerous topics directly with our leader.

This meeting was one th...

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

“COME.Unity” is the County’s Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

MLK Day 2021

Be part of the nation's commemoration of life and accomplishments of our modern leader of the Civil Rights Movement. Honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at these virtual community events: 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Po...

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

Add Some Color to the New Year with a Live Online Art Class

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Welcome 2021 by exploring your creative side through a free live art class courtesy of Plano Arts & Events. These virtual sessions are suitable for all ages and skill levels. 

Participants get to use watercolor paints, colored pencils, markers...

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

Wade in for the Fit in Plano Swim Challenge

Oak Point pool

Ring in the start to a healthy and happy New Year with Oak Point Recreation Center’s Fit in Plano Swim Challenge! This new virtual fitness challenge runs Monday, January 11 through Saturday, March 6. It is a great way to accomplish your personal fitness g...

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Posted on: December 17, 2020

Fight-off the Late Afternoon Drag with 5 Stretches in 5 Minutes

Yoga stretching at a desk

It’s around 2:40…2:50 p.m. and you can feel your body and mind slipping into afternoon-twilight mode. Instead of jacking up on caffeine or sugar to make it to quitting time, Weight Watchers (WW) suggests an alternative energy booster....

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Posted on: December 17, 2020

Make Leisure Plans around the 2021 Holiday and Payroll Calendars

Payroll and Holiday calendar

2020 is inching toward the finish line with just days left to follow through on those resolutions you’ve ignored all year. 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!

V...

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Posted on: December 3, 2020

BENEFITS: Know What to Expect as of January 2021

Coming in December Benefits cards

Team Plano, if you elected to enroll in the City’s premium health plans or a flexible spending account, things are different for 2021. All benefits plan members will receive new cards during the first weeks of December for:

  • WebTPA and Southern Sc...
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Posted on: December 10, 2020

Complete Mandatory Security Awareness Training Soon

Cyber security mandatory training

All employees with access to government computers or databases must complete annual Security Awareness Training. This state mandated course became effective in 2019 with the passing of Texas House Bill 3834. The City uses the KnowBe4 training platform whi...

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Posted on: December 3, 2020

STOP Making it Easy for Criminals to Take your Firearms

Gun on car seat

Plano Police Public Information Officer David Tilley encourages everyone to remember vehicles are NOT designed to be gun safes. He recently shared some unsettling info about an increasing crime trend.

An AR-15 rifle wound up in the hands of a criminal afte...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Scheduling Your Retirement and Out-Processing Meeting

Retire in 15 or 5 years

Your retirement day is an exciting time for you! Human Resources wants to make sure your transition is hassle free and uncomplicated. Also, we want to make sure your retirement check, insurance and vacation/sick payouts all get started on time and are pai...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

COVID-19 Update: Vaccine Distribution

COVID vaccine info graphic

We know you have many questions about the COVID vaccine process. The statewide rollout is a rapidly changing situation. Beginning today, we will post more frequently to keep you up-to-date with current information.  Here are answers to questions ...

Read on...

Retirees
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Schedule a 5-Minute Stretch Break with Airrosti

Airrosti stretch break

Daily wear on our bodies from fatigue, back, neck and shoulder pain can drastically reduce productivity. Join Dr. Owens for a 5-minute Airrosti Stretch Break Webinar on Tuesday, January 26 at 11 a.m. One of the easiest and quickest ways to void pain and s...

Read on...

Retirees
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Win the Sam Johnson Center Care Package Raffle

SJRC January Raffle

Sign up through Monday, January 18 for a chance to win a huge basket of free prizes. Enter the Sam Johnson Recreation Center (SJRC) for Adults 50+ “January Care Package Raffle.” It’s free to participate, but you must be 50 or...

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Retirees
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Well-being and Self-care: How to Start Your Wellness Journey in 2021!

Wellness on a leaf

Self-care is defined as behaviors, activities and skills that you use to take care of yourself. There are a number of dimensions to the practice in each of us – physical, emotional, mental, social, intellectual, environmental and spiritual. Each aspect re...

Read on...

Retirees
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Protect Life and Property with Strike Plates and Door Defenders

Broken door jam

Plano Police Officer Chris Bianez explains how your fancy deadbolt may not be enough to keep a determined criminal out of your home. Two of his most recent episodes of “Safety Minute” reveal some harsh truths about how unsafe you may be.

Learn about a coup...

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Retirees
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Plan City Business around Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Hours

MLK Day Closures

No matter how you plan to spend MLK Day 2021, remember most City offices will close for this national holiday, Monday, January 18. If you’re signed up for classes or planning to adopt a pet, it is a good idea to check this detailed list of closu...

Read on...

Retirees
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Learn to Make Face Mask Lanyards for Your Neck

Face mask lanyard

It’s awfully inconvenient to reach for the door of a store or restaurant and realize you’ve forgotten something – a face mask! Eliminate a repeat of that tiresome problem by attaching a simple lanyard to your face mask. What ...

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Retirees
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Seniors, Get Active in 2021 with Online Fitness Classes!

Senior online fitness classes

The holidays are over and it’s time to trade your reindeer ears for a workout mat. Take advantage of several online fitness classes – as a belated gift to yourself! 

Pilates 50+-ONLINEThursday, January 7- Thursday, January 2810...

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Retirees
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Can Technology Help Keep Plano Streets Safe?

DTS data collection van

You may see data collection vehicles making their way across Plano. Data Transfer Solutions, LLC (DTS) is taking inventory of the condition of city roads. This national firm provides professional asset management and mobile data collection services to loc...

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Retirees
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Detective Dave Howell has Left the Building Ending an Illustrious Career!

Dave Howell gray WEB

The City’s longest tenured employee has retired. As of December 31, 2020, Plano has had to contend with the departure of our beloved Detective Earl “Dave” Howell. He racked up a number of awards and achievements over the decades; some of which are:

  • First K...
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Retirees
Posted on: January 7, 2021

“COME.Unity” is the County’s Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

MLK Day 2021

Be part of the nation's commemoration of life and accomplishments of our modern leader of the Civil Rights Movement. Honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at these virtual community events: 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Power Leade...

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Retirees
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Wade in for the Fit in Plano Swim Challenge

Oak Point pool

Ring in the start to a healthy and happy New Year with Oak Point Recreation Center’s Fit in Plano Swim Challenge! This new virtual fitness challenge runs Monday, January 11 through Saturday, March 6. It is a great way to accomplish your personal fitness g...

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Retirees
Posted on: December 10, 2020

Social Security Recipients Get a Modest Raise in 2021

Social Security pay increase 2021

About 70 million Social Security recipients get a 1.3% increase in payments next year. For retirees, the average monthly retirement benefit in 2021 is $1,543 — a $20 increase. Though likely not as high as many retirees want, it is better than ma...

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Posted on: December 3, 2020

Get a Free Tablet and Wifi Service through the Texas Aging and Disability Resource Center

Free tablets for seniors

Are you an older adult or someone with a disability who's without internet access? Would you like to get FREE access and a tablet for connecting with friends, family and healthcare providers? Need help learning how to use a tablet? The Texas Agin...

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Retirees
Posted on: December 3, 2020

STOP Making it Easy for Criminals to Take your Firearms

Gun on car seat

Plano Police Public Information Officer David Tilley encourages everyone to remember vehicles are NOT designed to be gun safes. He recently shared some unsettling info about an increasing crime trend.

An AR-15 rifle wound up in the hands of a criminal afte...

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Retirees
Posted on: December 3, 2020

Go Green with the Smart Energy Loan Program

Reduce energy consumption

Do you want to reduce your energy costs and carbon footprint while increasing the market value, longevity and comfort of your home? The City of Plano has partnered with BTH Bank to offer the Smart Energy Loan Program. With this program, eligible Plano hom...

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Retirees
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Retirees Can Now Update Their “HELPS” Payments Online

TMRS HELPS public safety insurance

The Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) has a new online feature called Healthcare Enhancement for Local Public Safety (HELPS). Retired public safety officers who participate in HELPS can now change or cancel their insurance premium deduction using M...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Training & Development: Virtual Courses are Available

Training Online

Human Resources offers a catalog of virtual 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. 

As we transition to live...

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