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Posted on: January 10, 2019

IMPORTANT: Prepare for Citywide Computer Refresh

Computer clean files

In preparation for the citywide computer refresh, Technology Services has a simple strategy: CLEAN MOVE SAVE.  This is a big project, but a necessary one to improve our technology and services we provide. With everyone’s cooperation, th...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

Team Plano Took the C4H 90 x 90 Challenge by the Laces

90x90 with Michelle prizes

The response to this employee wellness event is an example of overachieving at its best! The Connect4Health (C4H) 90 Miles in 90 Days Challenge began October 1 and ended with participants collectively walking 11,665.68 miles – that’s a...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. this Weekend

MLK statue

Join our community in honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A special thanks to Collin County MLK Association, Collin College and Plano ISD for hosting and coordinating this year's activities:

Saturday, January 19, 8-10 a.m. – MLK Comm...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

Daniel Prendergast Accepts Promotion to Public Works Assistant Director

Daniel Prendergast WEB

The assistant director position is a new one for Public Works – approved during the last budget process. For Daniel Prendergast, it’s a dream job and one that fuels his passion to work closely with City departments and our residents. F...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

Fire is Good Medicine for Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve

Controlled burn at park

When planned and properly supervised, a controlled burn can produce healthy benefits to green spaces.  If you’re a Plano resident, particularly on the far eastside, be aware several prescribed fires are scheduled for Oak Point Park and ...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

Are You a Bad Weather Driving Pro?

Driving in Bad weather

Rain, snow, ice, fog, smoke and wind can make driving hazardous and increase your risk of being involved in accidents. Planning ahead, taking precautions and understanding the risks is important. Follow these tips to help keep you, your passengers and oth...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

Remembering Wendy Kay Terrell (July 3, 1963 – December 20, 2018)

Wendy Terrell

Team Plano ended 2018 with a sad farewell to a beloved member of the family, Wendy Kay Terrell. She passed away on December 20 after a long and valiant battle with cancer. This dear person was a genuine ball of energy and warmth to the Human Resources dep...

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

S.E.R.V.E. Moves from Stewardship to Engaged in 2019

we-serve-logo with background

In 2018, we debuted the first SERVE initiative value – Stewardship. As we move into this new year, let’s shift our focus to the second of the SERVE (Stewardship Engaged Respectful Visionary Excellence) values, Engaged.

The City’s definition of the Engaged ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

It’s Back, Join the IT’S TIME TEXAS Challenge

Its Time Texas logo

We are excited and proud to announce our participation in the 2019 IT’S TIME TEXAS Community Challenge! This is an eight-week (Monday, January 7 to Sunday, March 3) healthier-living competition aimed at Texas communities, schools, organizations,...

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

Gear Up for Weight Watchers’ NEW Session at Work

Weight Watchers scale and logo

Join us at one of our Weight Watchers kick-off dates, January 22 or January 23 to begin your new wellness journey! This next session of our in-house Weight Watchers meetings is 17-weeks long.  As a bonus for attending one of the initial workshop ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

Enter the Library’s Bookmark Contest and Create Artsy Keepsakes

Library Bookmark Contest image

It’s time to put pencil, paint and crayon to paper for the Friends of the Plano Public Library’s Bookmark Contest. Avid readers love cool bookmarks, so consider entering the competition and make one-of-a-kind page holders for our libra...

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

Keep Your Eyes Open for Road Construction on Sam Rayburn Tollway

Road work ahead sign

The North Texas Tollway Authority is adding an extra lane to ease traffic flow. If you drive Sam Rayburn Tollway regularly, you'll notice construction starting west of Denton Tap Road to the U.S. 75 ramp. The North Texas Tollway Authority is adding a four...

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Posted on: December 20, 2018

Keep Your UnitedHealthcare Insurance and Flexible Spending Cards!

Flexible Spending Account card

If you’re on the City’s health plan, don’t throw your benefits cards away. You will not receive new UnitedHealthcare insurance cards if no changes were made during the 2019 Open Enrollment.

Plan members can always log onto myu...

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Posted on: December 20, 2018

What are Your 2019 C4H Premium Incentive Requirements?

c4h premium incentive deadline

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 2020 by completing two requirements between October 1, 2018 and Septembe...

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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: December 20, 2018

Make Leisure Plans around the 2019 Holiday and Payroll Calendars

Holiday and payday calendar 2019

2018 is inching towards the finish line with just days left to do those resolutions you’ve ignored for 11 and a half months. 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...

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Posted on: December 20, 2018

VIP Thanks You for 20 years of Adopt-An-Angel

VIP Adopt an Angel

For 20 years, Volunteers in Plano has coordinated our annual Adopt An Angel program. This service matches TeamPlano (the employees) to charities that help needy people during the holidays. The VIP program adopted 65 individuals and provided a wide array o...

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Posted on: December 20, 2018

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prescription Drug Changes Coming

Prescription drug prices

Every year, OptumRx, the City’s Pharmacy Benefit Manager updates its Prescription Drug List. Some drugs have been removed from the list and others added. If you are taking a medication that was impacted by a change, you would have received a letter in the...

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

SERVE’s “Stewardship” is a Wrap. What’s next?

SERVE t-shirt back

2018 could be renamed the Year of SERVE at the City of Plano. Since City Manager Bruce Glasscock’s kickoff video in April, we’ve been on a journey to discover what each of the SERVE (Stewardship Engaged Respectful Visionary Excellence)...

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Posted on: December 20, 2018

Holiday Teambuilding Comes to Customer & Utility Services

CUS Elves Off Their Shelves

CUS hosted “The Reindeer Games” promoting a little merry competitive teambuilding recently. While spreading a little holiday cheer, fun, laughter and fellowship the office was split into four teams: The Noel-It-All’s, The Gri...

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Posted on: December 13, 2018

Pictures Tell the Story of a Delightful Employee Holiday Luncheon

Holiday Luncheon men

“It’s so nice to see all the folks you love together” is the opener to a 1975 hit by the O’Jays. The song is called “Family Reunion” and best describes the Team Plano Holiday Luncheon atmosphere ...

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Posted on: December 13, 2018

Property Standards Division Earns 1st National Award

Neighborhood Srvs AACE award

Cheers to Neighborhood Services Property Standards division on receiving the 2018 Innovative Code Program Award. The crystal trophy is a nod from the American Association of Code Enforcement (AACE) for producing a cutting-edge program that educates citize...

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Posted on: December 13, 2018

Plano Public Library Accepts a Big Check from the Friends

Friends of Library Check to PLS

The holiday season just got brighter for the City’s library due to a sizable donation from a long-time sponsor. The Friends of the Plano Public Library happily presented a $115,000 contribution to the Plano Public Library during the December 10 ...

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Posted on: December 13, 2018

SkillSoft Can Put You at the TOP of Your Game

eLearning

Finding time to up your professional game doesn’t require a university student I.D. or rushing around a campus. Human Resources (HR) realizes how important it is for the City's workforce to stay current in their respective jobs. Multiple projects and ever...

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Posted on: December 13, 2018

Six New Faces Join the MP3 Graduate Pool

MP3 grads WEB

An enthusiastic group of MP3 Program graduates are still celebrating after earning their Certificate of Executive Development. With the 12-month training complete, the 2018 Management Preparation Program for Plano (MP3) class marked the occasion with a ce...

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Posted on: October 4, 2018

Simplify Your Worklife with the NEW Senior Resources Intranet

Senior Resources intranet

If knowing is half the battle, then having a 1-stop depository of solutions and answers to senior-related inquiries is now a click away. With Plano’s older adult population increasing by 70 percent over the past decade, it’s no wonder the City is experien...

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

“Driven to SERVE” takes 1st Display Case of 2019

Display 1 HR SERVE

Stop by the Municipal Center lobby and see what the City’s SERVE value initiative has planned for the new year.

The display was provided by Craig Barnes of Human Resources. He says,

“As members of Team Plano, our organizational values (w...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

Is a Backyard Cottage a Fit for Your Property?

Some Plano residents want to build a separate, smaller living space in their backyard – Backyard Cottages. There are of course ordinances to consider before hammering a nail. The Planning & Zoning Commission is reviewing regulations that app...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

Remembering Wendy Kay Terrell (July 3, 1963 – December 20, 2018)

Wendy Terrell

Team Plano ended 2018 with a sad farewell to a beloved member of the family, Wendy Kay Terrell. She passed away on December 20 after a long and valiant battle with cancer. This dear person was a genuine ball of energy and warmth to the Human Resources dep...

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Retirees
Posted on: January 16, 2019

Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. this Weekend

MLK statue

Join our community in honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A special thanks to Collin County MLK Association, Collin College and Plano ISD for hosting and coordinating this year's activities:

Saturday, January 19, 8-10 a.m. &ndash...

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Retirees
Posted on: January 16, 2019

Fire is Good Medicine for Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve

Controlled burn at park

When planned and properly supervised, a controlled burn can produce healthy benefits to green spaces.  If you’re a Plano resident, particularly on the far eastside, be aware several prescribed fires are scheduled for Oak Point Park and Nature Pre...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

Are You a Bad Weather Driving Pro?

Driving in Bad weather

Rain, snow, ice, fog, smoke and wind can make driving hazardous and increase your risk of being involved in accidents. Planning ahead, taking precautions and understanding the risks is important. Follow these tips to help keep you, your passengers and oth...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

Check on the Status of Senior Center Renovations and Other Parks Projects

Senior Rec Ctr renovations web

Renovations to the Sam Johnson Recreation Center (formerly the Plano Senior Recreation Center) are progressing. The facility closed last year and construction is expected to be complete in February 2019 with the facility reopening in March. A reopening ce...

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

Keep Your Eyes Open for Road Construction on Sam Rayburn Tollway

Road work ahead sign

The North Texas Tollway Authority is adding an extra lane to ease traffic flow. If you drive Sam Rayburn Tollway regularly, you'll notice construction starting west of Denton Tap Road to the U.S. 75 ramp. The North Texas Tollway Authority is adding a four...

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

Enter the Library’s Bookmark Contest and Create Artsy Keepsakes

Library Bookmark Contest image

It’s time to put pencil, paint and crayon to paper for the Friends of the Plano Public Library’s Bookmark Contest. Avid readers love cool bookmarks, so consider entering the competition and make one-of-a-kind page holders for our libra...

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Retirees
Posted on: January 10, 2019

10 Best Things To Do in Retirement

Retirement Are you ready

Congratulations, you made the decision to retire! You’ve done the hard part—spent a lifetime getting out of bed and getting to work, taking care of your family and saving for this day. But what if retirement turns out to be too easy an...

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Posted on: December 20, 2018

Watch for Resource Guide in Community Impact News Plano

Community Impact 50s guide

Be on the lookout for the December/January Community Impact Newspaper Plano Edition. The issue features a two-page information guide from the City of Plano for Adults 50+. The guide includes helpful phone numbers, locations of counseling services and hosp...

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Posted on: December 20, 2018

Meet Joy, New Wellness Center for Older Adults Director

Joy Hinkelman Wellness Ctr

Joy Hinkelman, the newly appointed Executive Director of the Wellness Center for Older Adults, has an extensive career in the nonprofit sector. She served as the Office Manager of the Wellness Center for Older Adults prior to being appointed to the positi...

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Posted on: December 20, 2018

Only YOU can Prevent Fireplace Disasters

Fireplace

Cold days and nights are perfect for a nice fire, but is your fireplace ready? Before you light the fire, make sure your fireplace is safe to operate.

Watch Plano Fire-Rescue's fireplace safety video.

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Posted on: December 13, 2018

Pictures Tell the Story of a Delightful Employee Holiday Luncheon

Holiday Luncheon men

“It’s so nice to see all the folks you love together” is the opener to a 1975 hit by the O’Jays. The song is called “Family Reunion” and best describes the Team Plano Holiday Luncheon atmosphere this year. The welcoming spirit of Christmas brought active ...

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Posted on: December 13, 2018

Love To Read? Join The Club.

Book club

For those who love to read and are looking for a way to broaden their reading experiences, try a book club! Book clubs cover a variety of interests and genres. They typically meet on a monthly basis and members discuss their perspectives on selected novel...

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Posted on: December 13, 2018

See Plano Differently: Register for the Citizens Police Academy

Citizens Police Academy

Sign up to spend a few Thursday nights becoming part of the Plano Citizens Police Academy. Applications are being accepted from now through Wednesday, January 23. The upcoming class begins on February 7 and meets weekly until May 2.

This 12-week class lets ...

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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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