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Posted on: October 22, 2020

City Manager’s Message: “Take Care. Have Fun. Stay Safe.”

CM Mark Israelson

In a brief video address to Team Plano, City Manager Mark Israelson talks about the incredible work we’re doing and what lies ahead. In this year of unprecedented change, each of you continues to meet it’s challenges with great resolve...

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Free Flu Shot Clinics Resume Vaccination Schedule

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Team Plano, our flu shot clinic has been scheduled and we are ready to serve you! Check out the schedule below to determine which date is best for you!

October

Tuesday, October 27:    Police Department, 909 14th Street, Toler Room...

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Eat Good BBQ and Help Plano Police Families

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Who said there’s no such thing as a “free lunch?” The Plano Police Department invites you to enjoy a tasty meal during their Drive Thru BBQ Lunch Fundraiser on Thursday, October 29. This COVID-safe event benefits two Team Pla...

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Money Matters: Flexible Spending Account Cash, Use It or Lose It

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Stock up on eye drops and antacids, or schedule that teeth-whitening you’ve been wanting. Don’t be one of the unfortunate people who throws away unused Flexible Spending Account (FSA) dollars each year. 

Here’s a heal...

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Help Determine the Holiday Luncheon Menu. Take the Survey.

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2020 is a little different than what we are used to, but one event the Team Plano family looks forward to remains the same. Each year we enjoy a delicious meal crafted by Plano Event Center Executive Chef Bismark Quintanilla for our annual Holiday Luncheo...

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Nation’s First Responders Take Center Stage on October 28

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Take time to show support for all our local heroes during 2020 National First Responders Day on Wednesday, October 28. We commend first responders for running toward dangerous situations when the average person likely beelines it to a safer place. Let&...

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Be Part of Team Plano’s Special Thank You to Veterans

Veterans photo album with flag

Can you believe it is almost November! As our not so “new normal” continues, it’s awesome to enjoy an annual tradition where time is set aside to recognize and appreciate others. 

On Thursday, November 5, the TeamPlan...

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

Securing Social Media Connections for Cyber Awareness Month

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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency deemed October as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The theme is “If You Connect It, Protect It.” No one knows this better than our Technology Services Team.

Chris Edwards, lead...

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

Officials Broke Ground on New Fire Training Center

Fire Chief at training Ctr groundbreaking

On Friday, October 9, dirt flew as the City officially kicked-off the construction of the Plano Fire-Rescue Fire Training Center. The new facility will be located at 4637 McDermott Road.  

“This facility allows Plano’s training...

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

Your Everyday Mental Health Depends on You

Mental health counseling group

October 10 was World Mental Health Day and everywhere awareness of our mental and emotional wellbeing was raised. Recognizing the warning signs of mental distress or illness was also emphasized.

Senior Wellness Coordinator Michelle Gifford writes, ...

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

Team Plano, We Still SEE U SERVE

Go Team Plano SERVE

Since starting our I SEE U SERVE peer-to-peer recognition program last year, LOTS of thank you notes have been sent to Team Plano members. With the introduction of the I SEE U SERVE e-Card program, reports show there have been almost 650 cards sent. That ...

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

Venture Outdoors with Fun Fall Recreation Activities

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Plano Parks & Recreation resumes some services and now offers more virtual and in-person classes for the whole family! Leisure activities range from dance and fitness to learn-to-swim classes, nature walks, archery and more. Explore the Plano Recreati...

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Posted on: August 27, 2020

“Grieving Life’s Losses” is Topic of Next “Be Well” Series

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The Connect4Health (C4H) and Village Health Partners’ “Be Well, Get Well, Stay Well” webinars focus on a variety of topics. Join Village Health Partners reps for an in-depth discussion on Wednesday, November 4, 12-1 ...

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

“Bring Your Future into Focus” – Your Financial Future, that is

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ICMA-RC wants to raise awareness about our finances in honor of National Retirement Security Month. This October’s theme is “Bring Your Future into Focus.” All eligible Team Plano members should consider the City’s ...

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

October’s Inside Plano is About Fall Gardening…Plus Library and Parks Operations

Texas Pure Products bags

Inside Plano’s got you covered this month with the latest fall season news, local COVID-19 updates and Halloween safety. Hosts Steve Stoler and Shannah Hayley tell you how to get outdoors and enjoy this great fall weather. Download the podcast a...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: October 8, 2020

Watch a Video Report Card for the Plano Police Department

PD officers in cruisers with kids

In lieu of in-person National Night Out presentations, Police Chief Ed Drain released a virtual state-of-the-department report. This is the week (October 6) people in communities across the nation would come outside for the sole purpose of getting to know...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Salary Rates and Ranges Addressed in 2020-21 Operating Budget

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On September 14, City Council approved the Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2020-21. Here's what you need to know about the following compensation and pay plan adjustments:

General Compensation Plan The General Compensation Pay Plan ranges will be...

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

Remove the Doubt and Learn about Healthy Voting in Texas

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Voting by mail may be a healthy choice, but there are safe processes in place to ease concerns whether using the mail or in-person options. Learn more at HealthyVoting.org.

Remember, you must register to vote by Monday, October 5 to participate in the Nove...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

What are Your 2022 C4H Premium Incentive Requirements?

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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 2022 by completing two requirements between September 1, 2020 and August...

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

Open Enrollment Communications Expands to Include Text Messages

Text message to employees

This year, the City will include text messages to communicate Open Enrollment information for the first time. The FIRST thing everyone needs to do is update their personal contact information in PeopleSoft – this applies to all employees and Pre...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Get a Plano Public Library Card and Check Out the World

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Yes, Plano Public Library (PPL) doors are closed, but your access to their wealth of virtual services and programs is still open. The PPL card is your key to the portal of literary wonder, learning opportunities and more importantly, endless distractions ...

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

Weight-watchers, It’s Time to Take Care of You!

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Weight Watchers (WW) is back VIRTUALLY starting September 1! After a few months off, we have worked with Weight Watchers to bring back our program! It’s going to look a little different this time around though because WW “Re-imagined&a...

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

Plano CRX Saves Money on Prescription Meds

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In 2019, the City implemented a new cost-saving pharmacy mail order program administered by CRX International. This voluntary program is available to eligible employees, pre-65 retirees and their dependents on the City’s UnitedHealthcare medical...

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Posted on: August 13, 2020

Are You Taking Advantage of Your Hospital GAP Plan?

GAP Insurance Money

If you are enrolled in the American Fidelity Hospital GAP plan, you may not be getting your full benefit. Many employees enroll in the plan, but forget about it or don’t understand what it covers. There are three primary benefits available:

In-Ho...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Track Regional COVID-19 Numbers in Weekly Report

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Plano’s latest COVID-19 Weekly Report gives additional information on trends over a specific time period. This review covers the following for August 1-7:

  • Collin County hospital bed occupancy
  • Collin County ICU usage
  • Collin County ventilator treatme...
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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Free Flu Shot Clinics Resume Vaccination Schedule

Flu shot with glove

Team Plano, our flu shot clinic has been scheduled and we are ready to serve you! Check out the schedule below to determine which date is best for you!

October

Tuesday, October 27:    Police Department, 909 14th Street, Toler Room...

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Keep a Watchful Eye Out for Scores of Senior Scams

Senior scam alert

Scammers are always actively seeking to rip you off – especially around the holidays when we’re greatly distracted. In the latest Safety Minute, Plano Police Officer Chris Bianez sheds light on the shadowy world of fraud criminals who ...

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Don’t Spend a Dime to Have a Spooky-Good Senior Time

Halloween costume with face mask

The Sam Johnson Recreation Center for Adults 50+ has your Halloween activities covered with virtual treats. You supply the sweets of your choice, while Center staff provide the holiday fun:

Wednesday, October 28 (2-3 p.m.)

Spooktacular Halloween Trivia &...

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Be Part of Team Plano’s Special Thank You to Veterans

Veterans photo album with flag

Can you believe it is almost November! As our not so “new normal” continues, it’s awesome to enjoy an annual tradition where time is set aside to recognize and appreciate others. 

On Thursday, November 5, the TeamPlano newsletter and website will ...

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Retirees
Posted on: October 22, 2020

Nation’s First Responders Take Center Stage on October 28

I love First Responders buttons

Take time to show support for all our local heroes during 2020 National First Responders Day on Wednesday, October 28. We commend first responders for running toward dangerous situations when the average person likely beelines it to a safer place. Let’s h...

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Posted on: October 15, 2020

Chase Away Spells of Loneliness with Senior Care Calls

Senior lady sitting lonely in 1 of 2 arm chairs

Three Dog Night sang about “one being the loneliness number” in 1968 and recent reports prove it’s especially true for older adults. A recent University of California study indicates more than 40 percent of seniors regularly ...

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

Officials Broke Ground on New Fire Training Center

Fire Chief at training Ctr groundbreaking

On Friday, October 9, dirt flew as the City officially kicked-off the construction of the Plano Fire-Rescue Fire Training Center. The new facility will be located at 4637 McDermott Road.  

“This facility allows Plano’s training staff to simulate i...

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Retirees
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Your Everyday Mental Health Depends on You

Mental health counseling group

October 10 was World Mental Health Day and everywhere awareness of our mental and emotional wellbeing was raised. Recognizing the warning signs of mental distress or illness was also emphasized.

Senior Wellness Coordinator Michelle Gifford writes, ...

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Retirees
Posted on: August 27, 2020

“Grieving Life’s Losses” is Topic of Next “Be Well” Series

Keep well neon sign

The Connect4Health (C4H) and Village Health Partners’ “Be Well, Get Well, Stay Well” webinars focus on a variety of topics. Join Village Health Partners reps for an in-depth discussion on Wednesday, November 4, 12-1 p.m. &...

Read on...

Retirees
Posted on: October 8, 2020

October’s Inside Plano is About Fall Gardening…Plus Library and Parks Operations

Texas Pure Products bags

Inside Plano’s got you covered this month with the latest fall season news, local COVID-19 updates and Halloween safety. Hosts Steve Stoler and Shannah Hayley tell you how to get outdoors and enjoy this great fall weather. Download the podcast a...

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Retirees
Posted on: October 8, 2020

Enjoy Autumn Leaves Jigsaw Puzzle

Autumn leaves puzzle

Fall began September 22 and it is finally starting to feel like it outside. The sweltering days of summer went bye-bye without putting up much of a fight this year. 

Celebrate this happy 2020 happening by piecing together a beautiful Autumn Leaves...

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

Don’t Have a Dull Moment – Join a Class

Seniors doing Yoga at home

Loneliness and social isolation can lead to serious health conditions, according to the Centers on Disease Control. Thankfully, Plano seniors have tons of enticing activities and events to chase away the doldrums of being stuck at home. Sign up for one or...

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

Watch a Video Report Card for the Plano Police Department

PD officers in cruisers with kids

In lieu of in-person National Night Out presentations, Police Chief Ed Drain released a virtual state-of-the-department report. This is the week (October 6) people in communities across the nation would come outside for the sole purpose of getting to know...

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

Let the Wellness Center for Older Adults Help You

Wellness Center for Older Adults

Older Plano residents often have need of assistance with big and small issues, but are unsure of the many available local resources. The Wellness Center for Older Adults offers preventative medical appointments such as foot care, hand care (nail trimming ...

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

Get Help Growing or Starting a Small Business

Small business start up

Small business owners can “get by with a little help” from their friendly neighborhood library. The Plano Public Library is the conduit to a wealth of knowledge and resources – from writing a business plan to improving your s...

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

Remove the Doubt and Learn about Healthy Voting in Texas

Vote 2020 face mask

Voting by mail may be a healthy choice, but there are safe processes in place to ease concerns whether using the mail or in-person options. Learn more at HealthyVoting.org.

Remember, you must register to vote by Monday, October 5 to participate in the Nove...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Prepare Now for 2020 Medicare Open Enrollment

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When is Medicare Open Enrollment? The Medicare Open Enrollment period is from October 15 until December 7 each year. During the annual enrollment period (AEP) you can make changes to various aspects of your coverage, like:

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Get a Plano Public Library Card and Check Out the World

Library card

Yes, Plano Public Library (PPL) doors are closed, but your access to their wealth of virtual services and programs is still open. The PPL card is your key to the portal of literary wonder, learning opportunities and more importantly, endless distractions ...

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Retirees
Posted on: August 20, 2020

Open Enrollment Communications Expands to Include Text Messages

Text message to employees

This year, the City will include text messages to communicate Open Enrollment information for the first time. The FIRST thing everyone needs to do is update their personal contact information in PeopleSoft – this applies to all employees and Pre...

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

Get Online at Your Library with a Reservation

Library public computers

As we all navigate these challenging times, Plano Public Library continues to offer services to help meet your digital needs. Whether you need internet access to apply for a job, to keep in touch with family and friends, or to complete the 2020 Census, al...

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Posted on: August 13, 2020

Are You Taking Advantage of Your Hospital GAP Plan?

GAP Insurance Money

If you are pre-65 and enrolled in the American Fidelity Hospital GAP plan, you may not be getting your full benefit. Many eligible retirees enroll in the plan, but forget about it or don’t understand what it covers. There are three primary benef...

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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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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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