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Posted on: November 16, 2022

Rise to the Challenge of December’s Marathon Mania

Marathon walkers

If you’ve ever thought about running a half-, full- or ultra-marathon, NOW is the time to lace up! Connect4Health (C4H) is sponsoring another self-paced race for employees! The 2022 “Rise to the Challenge” Marathon Mania is f...

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Posted on: November 16, 2022

Plano’s Focus on Hunger and Homelessness Continues

2022 NeighSrvc Hunger Homelessness Week

Neighborhood Services Director Lori Schwarz and community leaders got a City Council nod regarding local hunger and homelessness efforts. Mayor John B. Muns read a proclamation at the November 14 meeting to acknowledge the City’s collaboration w...

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Posted on: November 16, 2022

Planning Department receives 2 Major Awards for Excellence

2022 Planning TX APA Awards 2

Mayor John B. Muns delivered two special honors to the Planning department at the November 14 City Council meeting. Both awards were presented by the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA).

The first accolade was a Gold Level Award for th...

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Posted on: October 27, 2022

Get Served and Be of Service at the 2022 Holiday Luncheon

Holiday Luncheon crowd at table

The City of Plano’s leaders are looking forward to serving you a delicious meal at our Team Plano Holiday Luncheon. Join City Manager Mark Israelson and the Executive Team on Thursday, December 1 at the Plano Event Center, 2000 E. Spring Creek P...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: November 16, 2022

Last Chance to Help Volunteers in Plano with Seasonal Giving

VIP Adopt Angels helpers

Making a meaningful difference in the lives of local families is easily done through programs highlighted by Volunteers in Plano (VIP). Each year, Plano employees connect with local charities to reach people facing unexpected emergencies, unemployment or ...

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Posted on: November 10, 2022

Be More Aware of Unescorted Municipal Center Guests

ID Bldg Entry protocols Jan2022

Unauthorized people are not allowed beyond the first and second floors of the Municipal Center without visiting the Information Center (formerly the Action Center) desk first. This means only Team Plano employees and contractors with official City of Plan...

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Posted on: November 10, 2022

Prepare to Be Amazed…Introducing, Percipio by Skillsoft

Skillsoft Percipio WEB

We are moving away from using Skillsoft’s Skillport for educational courses. By the end of December, you will use the City’s new digital learning platform, Percipio. This new version is more functional and resource-driven with great flexibility and person...

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Posted on: November 10, 2022

Stay Alert: Lane Closures for K and Municipal Ave. Railroad Crossings

DART Silver Line train

Beginning Monday, November 28, traffic will be reduced to one lane in both directions at the K Avenue and Municipal Avenue railroad crossings. The crossings between 15th Street and Plano Parkway are being changed for the DART Silver Line Rail project. All...

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Posted on: November 10, 2022

What Holiday Happenings to Attend

Dickens Downtown Christmas tree

Allow your GPS to guide you to some of the most festive displays of the holiday season. No doubt, Plano is the place to be for experiencing true merriment with music, lights, food, art and crafts, a parade and more! 

Plano Holiday MarketSaturday, ...

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Posted on: November 3, 2022

Take the Half-hour Yoga for Every Body Series on Wednesdays

Yoga for Every Body 2022

Gift yourself with 30 minutes of some “me” time and evoke a period of calm and harmony for a change. Skila Ramirez, our in-house Yoga and Meditation guru, is bringing her virtual and in-person Yoga class to the Municipal Center. Severa...

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Posted on: October 6, 2022

Let’s Talk about Your MONEY HEALTH Over a Free Lunch

C4H Credit Debt management series

While you may not like talking about finances, it is an incredibly important part of our health and wellness! If you’re stressed about finances, it can affect both your personal and work life! The Empowering Financial Wellbeing series helps you ...

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Posted on: November 10, 2022

Texas Arbor Day Brought Community Together

Texas Arbor Day at Hedgcoxe (2)

The first Friday in November is set aside as Texas Arbor Day by the Arbor Day Foundation of America. In honor of Texas Arbor Day, Plano Parks & Recreation partnered with students, parents and faculty from Hedgcoxe Elementary School on Thursday, Novemb...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: November 3, 2022

American Red Cross Honors Chris Alban, a Team Plano Life Saver

Amer Red Cross award to Chris Alban (4)

Saving a life is cause to celebrate for Parks & Recreation Aquatic Supervisor Chris Alban. An act of heroism while vacationing in Mexico this spring earned him the American Red Cross’ most prestigious honor, the Certificate of Merit. Meagan ...

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Posted on: November 3, 2022

URISA Recognized Plano for Geospatial Program

GIS award

The Technology Solutions GIS team has been awarded the Distinguished System Award by the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA).  Earlier this year, GIS Analyst III Kristina Deitz submitted her team’s work on the Fir...

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Posted on: October 27, 2022

Water Lawns Once-a-Week During Winter in Plano

Winter watering frosty grass

Lower temperatures in North Texas generally mean most grasses go dormant and lawns require far less watering. As of November 1, Plano’s 2022-23 Winter Watering Guidelines go into effect. Once-a-week watering is a proactive way to “cons...

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Posted on: October 27, 2022

Gain Access to Plano Public Library’s Newest Resource - Udemy

PPL Udemy woman on laptop WEB

Advance your knowledge and skills in numerous topics using just a Plano Public Library (PPL) card! With Udemy, the Library’s new education portal, you can access over 14,000 top-rated courses in technology, business and more. Users may select from topics ...

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Posted on: October 20, 2022

Prepare for November 1 Water and Rate Increases

Water rate increase WEB

Changes are coming to monthly utility bills beginning Tuesday, November 1. Rates are going up for water, sewer and trash collection.

A 9% water and sewer (wastewater) rate increase for residential and commercial customers was adopted during the Oct. 10 Cit...

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Posted on: October 20, 2022

Make Note of NEW Personnel Action Form Process

Personnel Action forms PAF

Human Resources has converted the paper Personnel Action Form (PAF) to an on-line process in PeopleSoft. The on-line process was rolled out in tiers, with the first release effective July 25, the second release effective August 29 and the final release ef...

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Posted on: October 6, 2022

Spot the Contributors to High Water Bills Before the Mail Arrives

Dripping faucet with pink piggy bank

It can be difficult to know how much water you're using until your bill arrives. Don't be caught by surprise! Learn how to track your water use. An unusually high water bill is most often caused by a leak or change in water use. Some com...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: September 29, 2022

Check Your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Balances!

Diversifies Benefit Services FSA

You have until December 31, 2022 to use your pledged FSA dollars for 2022 health or dependent care expenses. If you do not use your entire Health Flexible Spending Account amount, up to $570 can roll over into next year’s contribution &ndash...

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

Watch a Recording of Human Resources’ Pre-Retirement Meeting

Pre-retirement meeting Julia Cherry

Tons of people attended the recent Pre-Retirement Workshops presented by Human Resources staff and other retirement experts. The August 23 - 24 sessions were well attended, but not everyone was able to come.

For your convenience, we recorded an entire work...

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Posted on: August 17, 2022

Check Out WebTPA's New Cost Estimator Tool to Maximize Health Benefits

WebTPA healthcare costs

New WebTPA transparency search tool is now available for members enrolled in the City of Plano’s medical plan! This feature assists with finding in-network providers, locating facilities and reviewing cost estimates. Use the tool to compare serv...

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Posted on: August 11, 2022

Request a Replacement ID Badge Online

New employee ID Badge

Accidental loss or damage of your City of Plano identification badge is no laughing matter. Without that 2 x 3.25” bit of plastic, you can be denied access to work spaces, elevators and even the restrooms (after 5 p.m.). Now Human Resources has made getti...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: April 7, 2022

Computer Refresh Project is a Perfect Example of TEAMWORK!

Computer Refresh in Fire Admin

The installation work for our Computer Refresh Project (CRP) is going smoothly! This is largely due to Technology Services’ meticulous planning and to YOU doing the required deployment prep work. Thank you!

The unfamiliar faces of CRP technicians...

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Posted on: February 24, 2022

Use PlanoCRX. Don’t Pay More for Maintenance Meds.

PlanoCRX

Did you know that you could be eligible to participate in the PlanoCRX program, which offers certain brand name medications at zero cost?  

PlanoCRX is a voluntary prescription drug mail order option offered through CRX International to eligible e...

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Posted on: February 24, 2022

Enable the Closed Captioning Feature on Your Zoom Meetings

Closed captioning screenshot

From now on it’s important to make sure our external Zoom meetings are accessible to all virtual participants. By activating the Closed Captioning feature, meeting and webinar discussions are transcribed during the live sessions. 

Listen as Andrea...

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Posted on: February 10, 2022

Use Your Nurse Care Manager Resources through Communitas

Nurse care manager

Should you or an insured family member experience a major illness or injury, the last thing you need is the stress of dealing with doctors and many bills. Consider using one of your benefits, Communitas.  

The services of highly-trained, compassio...

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Posted on: October 13, 2022

Take Care of Medicare Open Enrollment Before December 7

2023 Medicare OE graphic

The Medicare Open Enrollment period ends on Wednesday, December 7 for everyone 65 and older.  During this period, you can sign up or make changes to various aspects of your Medicare coverage.

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Posted on: October 27, 2022

Get Served and Be of Service at the 2022 Holiday Luncheon

Retirees at Holiday Luncheon

The City of Plano’s leaders are looking forward to serving you a delicious meal at our Team Plano Holiday Luncheon. Join City Manager Mark Israelson and the Executive Team on Thursday, December 1 at the Plano Event Center, 2000 E. Spring Creek P...

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Retirees
Posted on: November 10, 2022

Interested in Working at Local Arts Venues and Events?

Courtyard Theater interior

Plano Parks & Recreation wants to hire around 40 patron services attendants right now. Plano is home to several successful special event facilities like the Courtyard Theater, the Cox Building Playhouse, the Red Tail Pavilion (formerly the Amphitheate...

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Retirees
Posted on: November 10, 2022

Stay Alert: Lane Closures for K and Municipal Ave. Railroad Crossings

DART Silver Line train

Beginning Monday, November 28, traffic will be reduced to one lane in both directions at the K Avenue and Municipal Avenue railroad crossings. The crossings between 15th Street and Plano Parkway are being changed for the DART Silver Line Rail project. All...

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Retirees
Posted on: November 10, 2022

Tell the Plano Senior Advisory Board What You Think

Parks 55 plus survey

If you live in Plano and are 55 or older, share your thoughts on city services with the Plano Senior Advisory Board. Provide details about your experiences with activities, services and communications. Also, express any concerns you may have related to ou...

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Retirees
Posted on: November 10, 2022

What Holiday Happenings to Attend

Dickens Downtown Christmas tree

Allow your GPS to guide you to some of the most festive displays of the holiday season. No doubt, Plano is the place to be for experiencing true merriment with music, lights, food, art and crafts, a parade and more! 

Plano Holiday MarketSaturday, ...

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Retirees
Posted on: October 27, 2022

Water Lawns Once-a-Week During Winter in Plano

Winter watering frosty grass

Lower temperatures in North Texas generally mean most grasses go dormant and lawns require far less watering. As of November 1, Plano’s 2022-23 Winter Watering Guidelines go into effect. Once-a-week watering is a proactive way to “conserve and protect” th...

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Retirees
Posted on: October 27, 2022

See Why November is Busy at the Sam Johnson Recreation Center

New Senior center rendering

Don’t miss out on two very popular events planned to celebrate veterans and Thanksgiving!

Lowdown on Low Vision and Low-Vision DevicesClass will offer a comprehensive overview of what it means to have low vision and available options for individu...

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Retirees
Posted on: August 25, 2022

Aetna Medicare Plan Billing Changes from HealthScope to UMR

UMR Health billing statement

Retirees on the City’s Aetna Medicare Advantage or Rx Plan, should know your billing administrator is changing their name. Previously, HealthScope collected premium payments for the Aetna Medicare plans. However, they were recently purchased. UM...

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Posted on: August 25, 2022

Build Support at the Caregiver Circle

PPL Caregiver Circle image

Providing care for an aging loved-one takes energy and thought. Find support and resources from the Caregiver Circle, a program presented by the Wellness Center for Older Adults and Plano Public Library. This new program offers information, guidance and s...

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Posted on: June 9, 2022

Some Dogs are Welcome at Sam Johnson Recreation Center

Service dog on leash

Dogs make for wonderful companions and are welcome almost everywhere; including the Sam Johnson Recreation Center (SJRC). However, your furry friend must be a registered service animal to enter the Center.

A service animal is any dog that is individually t...

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

Retirees, Are You Nearing Medicare Eligibility?

Medicare-questions

There are a few things you need to know before turning 65. If you are a retiree on the City of Plano’s medical, dental or vision plan, your coverage ends on the last day of the month before you turn 65. At 65, you must transition to Med...

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Retirees
Posted on: March 10, 2022

Retirement Security Plan (RSP) Recipients Get Cost-of-Living Increase

Retirement Security Plan RSP COLA increase

According to Retirement Security Plan provisions, retirees receiving an RSP pension may be eligible for an annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). This increase is for retirees who have received benefits for 12 months as of March 31, 2022. 

In ac...

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

Are You Working Part-time in Retirement….or Plan to?

Senior working PT in retirement

Did you know that working after retirement can boost your mental, physical and social fitness? Exercise, reading and crossword puzzles may provide the stimulus to help stay fit mentally and physically, but working is also an excellent way to stay engaged....

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Retirees
Posted on: February 24, 2022

Use PlanoCRX. Don’t Pay More for Maintenance Meds.

PlanoCRX

Did you know that you could be eligible to participate in the PlanoCRX program, which offers certain brand name medications at zero cost?  

PlanoCRX is a voluntary prescription drug mail order option offered through CRX International to eligible e...

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Retirees
Posted on: February 10, 2022

Use Your Nurse Care Manager Resources through Communitas

Nurse care manager

Should you or an insured family member experience a major illness or injury, the last thing you need is the stress of dealing with doctors and many bills. Pre-65ers should consider using one of your benefits, Communitas.  

The services of highly-t...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Training & Development: Virtual Courses are Available

Training and development

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. 

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