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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Looking for lower costs on medications?

Medicine low cost

Compare prices in real time before you fill your prescription. Did you know your covered medications may come with cost-saving opportunities? With Pharmacies & Prescriptions on myuhc.com® and the UnitedHealthcare® app, you’ve...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Glynis Burton and Robert Dorman Share their VISIONARY Viewpoints

Visionary Scott and Stoler

Forging a strong community is the shared link for these employees who embody the SERVE Vision.

This week’s focus is on Glynis Burton and Robert Dorman. Glynis is a project manager who works to keep the components of major projects on task. She&am...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Use Your FSA Card to Pay for Medical Items on Amazon

Amazon FSA Card use

Good news for Flexible Spending Account (FSA) holders…you can use your card for eligible items on Amazon. According to Slick Deals, your cards may allow purchases of dozens of health and hygiene items, including deodorant, eye drops, vitamins, ...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

In a Galaxy near You, QuickHelp is the Path to the Light Side

BrainStorm Luke and Rey

We work hard – but sometimes we don’t necessarily work smart. Specifically, all of us (to varying degrees) are underutilizing the technology we use every day to get things done, namely Microsoft Office. There are mountains of hidden ca...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Make a Fuss Over Yourself. Join the March Fitness Fusion.

Fitness Fushion employee class

The February FUNctional Fitness class was a blast, so let’s keep the ball rolling with another session. Parks & Recreation and Connect4Health are making it easy and FREE for you to get (and stay) on the right foot in 2020. The next workout i...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

It’s Still Game on for the It’s Time Texas Challenge

ITT Lisa Henderson group at half marathon

With just over a week left in the Challenge, some Team Plano members are determined to go out with a bang! The It’s Time Texas! Community Challenge (ITT) ends on March 1 and the City of Plano is currently in fourth place – behind Garla...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Heart Disease Risk Factors and Symptoms that Differ in Women

Heart symptoms in women

You know February is National Heart Health Month and it’s important to increase awareness. But did you know heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Despite increases in education, only about half ...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Welcome New Police Chief Ed Drain on February 24

Ed Drain WEB

City Council will swear in Ed Drain as the new Plano Police chief during the meeting on Monday, February 24.

It’s a big day for the returning Team Plano member as we host a Welcome Reception earlier in the day at the Courtyard Theater. Join the c...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Walk-Run-Walk into Shape for a 5K in No Time!

5K runners 2019

Did you set running a 5K or half marathon as a New Year’s resolution? Do you simply want to get into (or back into) shape? The City can help make those goals a reality with the Getting Started 5K and the Half Marathon Programs. 

Both pro...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Director Caleb Thornhill Named Engineer of the Year

Engineer of the Year (7)

The Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE), Dallas Chapter, selected Plano’s lead engineer tops in the region. Congratulations to Caleb Thornhill, the City’s director of engineering, for being chosen by this premier organizatio...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Schedule Your Onsite Biometric Screening – Save Time and Money

Biometric screening

The City is committed to the health and wellness of every employee and is again offering onsite biometric screenings. Do you know your numbers? Make your appointment today for March or April before all of the good slots fill.

Go to uswellness.com/plano to ...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Take a Gander at all the Departments’ that Wore Red

Wear Red WEB

It’s heart-warming to know that Team Plano is always thinking of others. That thoughtfulness is evident in how so many of you responded to National Wear Red Day showing support of heart disease awareness.

Thank you!

Photo Gallery -- see the slides...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Save on Travel with New DART Discount GoPass Tap Card

DART train in Plano

You may qualify to take public transportation in the DFW area at a significant savings with a new program. Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s (DART) Discount GoPass® Tap Card allows needy families and seniors 50% discount on transit fares.

Parti...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Nab a Bag of Texas Pure Products for Less this Month

Texas Pure Mulch Flash Sale

It’s not too early to starting thinking about spring gardening, especially when it means saving money. Time is running out to take advantage of the huge Texas Pure Products Annual Sale going on the entire month of February.

Hoist up the wheel bar...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Courtyard Texas Music Series Season Opener Announced

CTMS 2020 William Clark Green

This is how you kick-off a music series…you’ll regret missing this one – for a long time! Plano’s Courtyard Texas Music Series 2020 is crazy-ecstatic to ring in the new season with a powerhouse, William Clark Green...

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Posted on: February 6, 2020

Mei Lin is a Plano Project Manager and MORE

MeiLin WEB

Like so many City employees, Mei Lin’s interests and professional experiences are varied. In addition to the many hats she wears, this Taiwan-native is the newly elected president of the Project Management Institute Dallas Chapter (PMI).

In the s...

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Posted on: February 6, 2020

Plano Fire-Rescue Awards and Promotions Banquet was Memorable

Fire Rescue banquet

It was a full house for the 2019 Plano Fire-Rescue (PFR) annual Banquet held at the Plano Marriott. The event acknowledged of another year of excellent emergency care and service to our residents and the business community.

Fire Chief Sam Greif bragged abo...

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Posted on: February 6, 2020

Adapted Recreation Caters to Plano’s Special Needs Community

Adapted Rec Art with Susan

The Adapted Recreation division provides programs for individuals from 12 months to over 60 years of age. These programs encourage physical fitness, socialization, self-direction and community involvement. From dancing, art and life skills classes to gymn...

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Posted on: February 6, 2020

February’s Inside Plano Covers the Census and State of the City

Inside Plano WEB

Not much escapes Shannah Hayley and Steve Stoler when it comes to all things Plano – big and small. This month’s event-filled podcast looks at the upcoming 2020 Census with Plano Lead Planner Steve Sims. With a quick listen, you&rs...

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

See Library’s Outreach Review in the Municipal Center Lobby

Display Case Library Out and About

The “Out and About” lobby display showcases the Plano Public Library outreach endeavors for the past fiscal year.

Rachel Yzaguirre said, “You can see where we were in the community, connections with some of our local partners,...

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Posted on: January 30, 2020

“I SEE U SERVE” 2.0 Appreciation Program is Ready!

I See You Serve card FRONT BACK

It is now easier than ever to acknowledge your coworkers and let them know you see the great work they do. Author Margaret Cousins shared, “Appreciation can make a day or even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is n...

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Posted on: January 30, 2020

February is American Heart Month – Show that Organ Some Love

Heart Month

National heart health awareness is every day, but efforts increase each February during American Heart Health Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States – the #1 killer of women.

Heart disease and th...

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Posted on: January 30, 2020

Collin Creek Mall: A trip down Memory Lane

Collin Creek Mall entrance

A city shares fond, humorous memories of a treasured landmark currently undergoing a major reconstruction. Watch this poignant video produced by Evan Ritzell, senior digital producer in the Communications and Community Outreach department.

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Liu Yuan Named Regional Crime Prevention Specialist of the Year

Liu Yuan Crime Prevention 2019 award single

The North Texas Crime Prevention Association (NTCPA) recognized Plano Police Department’s (PPD) Liu Yuan.

Being named the 2019 Outstanding Crime Prevention Specialist of the Year is a first for her and was a total surprise. “I was at th...

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Use UHC Virtual Visits during Flu Season

Virtual Visits

It’s cold and flu time. If you’re not well, see a doctor on your time for an “anywhere care" option. When the doctor’s office closed hours ago, Virtual Visits come in handy. Chat with a doctor, by phone or vide...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

What are Your 2020 C4H Premium Incentive Requirements?

C4H Premium Incentive2020

It’s never too early to start thinking about your health and it’s always nice to save money at the same time! Earn your Connect4Health (C4H) Premium Incentive for 2021 by completing two requirements between October 1, 2019 and Septembe...

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

Help Plano Beat the Pants Off Everyone….“It’s Time Texas! Challenge”

Mark ITT 2020 weights

Join the statewide It’s Time Texas! Community Challenge and leave all of the other competitors in the dust. This contest is aimed at inspiring people, organizations and cities to choose activities in support of a healthier community. Yo...

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is Now Through ComPsych

Compsych EAP WEB

The City has transitioned our EAP vendor from Optum to ComPsych. Helping Team Plano deal with everyday challenges is why employee assistance programs exists. Although management of our EAP is now through ComPsych’s Guidance Resources, their &...

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

Visit the Newest Canine Recreation Spot in Plano

Bob Woodruff Dog Park (3)

Schedule a pet play-date at the newly opened Bob Woodruff Dog Park on the eastside of Plano. The 7-acre dog park within Bob Woodruff Park at 2300 Shiloh Road and features separate areas for large and small dogs. Park amenities include:

  • A centrally-located ...
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Posted on: January 9, 2020

Get $5 Co-Pays for Visits to the Catalyst Health Network

Catalyst Health Network logo

The New Year brings new possibilities; and an extension of savings for expert medical care. As of January 1, the City happily delivers news of the Catalyst Health Network joining the Team Plano family. This partnership provides another option for accessin...

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

Meet Alfred DuBose: Every Job Has Purpose

Alfred DuBose Every Job Matters

In this first episode of Every Job Has Purpose, Alfred tells us about the duties of an environmental health specialist. He explains how his work impacts the residents of Plano.

The Human Resources and Communications and Community Outreach departments are p...

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

Goodbye Compass Health Pro. Hello, Alight Solutions.

Alright Solutions WEB

Help with navigating the healthcare system isn’t an option for everyone, but for years Compass Health Pro has been there for Team Plano. Recently, Compass was acquired by Alight Solutions. Although the name changed, you STILL have access to:

  • Qual...
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Posted on: December 18, 2019

Take Health Info on the Road with New UHC App

UHC app 2019

United Healthcare (UHC) has announced the launch of the new UnitedHealthcare app. This new member service provides secure, on-the-go access to personal health information. UHC-enrolled employees are encouraged to start using the UnitedHealthcare ...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Sam Johnson Center Offers a Brain, Body and Balance Class

Seniors brain body balance

Working out is great, but if it doesn’t include strengthening your muscles and bones you’re hampering your mobility. The Brain, Body and Balance class addresses the need for strength training in your life.

Combined with motor skills, ba...

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Retirees
Posted on: February 13, 2020

Welcome New Police Chief Ed Drain on February 24

Ed Drain WEB

City Council will swear in Ed Drain as the new Plano Police chief during the meeting on Monday, February 24.

It’s a big day for the returning Team Plano member as we host a Welcome Reception earlier in the day at the Courtyard Theater. Join the c...

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Retirees
Posted on: February 13, 2020

Save on Travel with New DART Discount GoPass Tap Card

DART train in Plano

You may qualify to take public transportation in the DFW area at a significant savings with a new program. Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s (DART) Discount GoPass® Tap Card allows needy families and seniors 50% discount on transit fares.

Parti...

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Retirees
Posted on: February 13, 2020

Courtyard Texas Music Series Season Opener Announced

CTMS 2020 William Clark Green

This is how you kick-off a music series…you’ll regret missing this one – for a long time! Plano’s Courtyard Texas Music Series 2020 is crazy-ecstatic to ring in the new season with a powerhouse, William Clark Green...

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Retirees
Posted on: February 13, 2020

Nab a Bag of Texas Pure Products for Less this Month

Texas Pure Mulch Flash Sale

It’s not too early to starting thinking about spring gardening, especially when it means saving money. Time is running out to take advantage of the huge Texas Pure Products Annual Sale going on the entire month of February.

Hoist up the wheel bar...

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Retirees
Posted on: February 6, 2020

Take Steps to Calm Down After an Argument

Calm after argument

Disagreements are a natural consequence of human interaction. While these interactions often are simple expressions of different opinions, more heated arguments are also common occurrences in everyday life.

What Can Help

Once an argument is over, many peopl...

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Retirees
Posted on: February 6, 2020

Adapted Recreation Caters to Plano’s Special Needs Community

Adapted Rec Art with Susan

The Adapted Recreation division provides programs for individuals from 12 months to over 60 years of age. These programs encourage physical fitness, socialization, self-direction and community involvement. From dancing, art and life skills classes to gymn...

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Retirees
Posted on: January 30, 2020

February is American Heart Month – Show that Organ Some Love

Heart Month

National heart health awareness is every day, but efforts increase each February during American Heart Health Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States – the #1 killer of women.

Heart disease and th...

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Retirees
Posted on: February 6, 2020

February’s Inside Plano Covers the Census and State of the City

Inside Plano WEB

Not much escapes Shannah Hayley and Steve Stoler when it comes to all things Plano – big and small. This month’s event-filled podcast looks at the upcoming 2020 Census with Plano Lead Planner Steve Sims. With a quick listen, you&rs...

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Retirees
Posted on: January 30, 2020

Will Medicare Cover the Cost of a Nursing Home Stay?

Nursing home

Unexpected medical emergencies could mean a prolonged recovery period in a nursing facility. If you are on Medicare, there are a number of questions to address.

When determining whether Medicare will cover nursing care, consider the following categories of...

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Retirees
Posted on: January 30, 2020

Public Hearing: Proposed Revisions to Collin County Regulations

County public meeting on subdivisions

The Collin County Commissioners Court will conduct a public hearing regarding proposed revisions on Monday, February 24. The topics of discussion include Collin County Subdivision Regulations and Collin County Floodplain Management Regulations. Public com...

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Retirees
Posted on: January 30, 2020

Collin Creek Mall: A trip down Memory Lane

Collin Creek Mall entrance

A city shares fond, humorous memories of a treasured landmark currently undergoing a major reconstruction. Watch this poignant video produced by Evan Ritzell, senior digital producer in the Communications and Community Outreach department.

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Retirees
Posted on: January 23, 2020

Protect Yourself from Social Security Impostors

Social Security fraud

The past few months the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Network has seen Social Security Administration (SSA) impostor reports skyrocket.

SSA impostors claim your Social Security number has been suspended and they’ll ask yo...

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Retirees
Posted on: January 23, 2020

Find the Right Resources through the Seniors Community and Wellness Guide

Senior resources

Take the guess work out of locating the people and services that make your life easier. The Senior Advisory Board put together a comprehensive brochure to help you answer the often annoying question, “Who can I call?”

The Seniors Commun...

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Do You Want to Volunteer in Plano?

Volunteer at Interurban Museum

The Interurban Railway Museum in downtown Plano is looking for new volunteer tour guides who have a passion for teaching. Their hours are flexible and volunteers contribute between 4 to 12 hours per week.

This Plano landmark is home to engaging interactive...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Who Gets the Money? Updating Your Beneficiaries is Important.

Beneficiary update

Do you know who’s listed on the beneficiary form for your TMRS, ICMA-RC, life insurance or 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 hor...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Retirees, Are You Nearing Medicare Eligibility?

Medicare Enrollment form

There are a few things you need to know before turning 65. The closer you get to age 65, the more questions you may have about Medicare and how it works with your City of Plano United Healthcare insurance.

When do I enroll in Medicare?

You may be automatica...

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Retirees
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Help Plano Beat the Pants Off Everyone…“It’s Time Texas! Challenge”

ITT DSC_8176

Join the statewide It’s Time Texas! Community Challenge and leave all of the other competitors in the dust. This contest is aimed at inspiring people, organizations and cities to choose activities in support of a healthier community. Yo...

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Retirees
Posted on: January 9, 2020

Visit the Newest Canine Recreation Spot in Plano

Bob Woodruff Dog Park (3)

Schedule a pet play-date at the newly opened Bob Woodruff Dog Park on the eastside of Plano. The 7-acre dog park within Bob Woodruff Park at 2300 Shiloh Road and features separate areas for large and small dogs. Park amenities include:

  • A centrally-located ...
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Retirees
Posted on: December 18, 2019

Pre-65ers, Take Your Health Info on the Road with New UHC App

UHC app 2019

United Healthcare (UHC) has announced the launch of the new UnitedHealthcare app. This new member service provides secure, on-the-go access to personal health information. UHC-enrolled employees are encouraged to start using the UnitedHealthcare ...

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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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Posted on: January 30, 2020

Popular Leadership Training Program Takes Break in 2020

We will be back soon

The Human Resources team announces there will not be a Leadership for the 21st Century series this year. Employees planning for their future found the 6- month long course to be the perfect springboard to career advancement.

January is typically when the a...

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