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Posted on: February 22, 2024

Plan Routes to Work and Play with Street Work UPDATES

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It’s been jokingly said, “So many orange cones have sprung up in Plano, they’re becoming our unofficial City flower.” The fact is the presence of these cones means we’re taking Plano’s infrastruc...

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Posted on: February 22, 2024

Cheers to Plano Public Library on the TMLDA Award

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Receiving congratulations for winning the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association (TMLDA) honor isn’t new for our City – and that’s great! Plano has earned this honor each year since 2005. The Plano Public Library (PPL)...

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Posted on: February 22, 2024

MissionSquare Webinar Will Help You Save Early for Big Returns

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As you file those tax returns, it’s a good time to focus on squirreling away extra dough for the near and distant future. Whether saving for a dream trip or retirement, make time to learn how with MissionSquare's advice on Wednesday, Ma...

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Posted on: February 22, 2024

Huge Hiring Event Aims to Fill Parks and Recreation Jobs

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March 9 is an important day for people eager to work a rewarding and fun summer job for great pay. Everyone 14 years and older is encouraged to attend one of Plano’s biggest job fairs, the Parks and Recreation Hiring Event.

Bring a swimsuit and t...

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Posted on: February 22, 2024

Eat for Your Heart – The Mediterranean Diet

Mediterranean diet foods

If you’re not 100% sure what a plant-based diet means, you’re not alone. Many people think a plant-based diet means to eat only vegetarian or vegan, but that’s not the case! And it doesn’t necessarily mean excluding...

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Posted on: February 22, 2024

Welcome Warmer Days at the 2nd Annual Spring into Color Festival

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Nothing says spring like outdoor games and a good garage sale packed with treasures! Join us for all of that and more at the Spring into Color Festival on Saturday, March 16. The Oak Point Recreation Center will be teaming with activities that include:

  • An ...
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Posted on: February 15, 2024

Watch Mayor Muns’ 2024 State of the City Address

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On February 8, Mayor John B. Muns delivered Plano’s 2024 State of the City address to a packed house at the Robinson Fine Arts Center. He focused on highlighting the past year and providing insight into what’s to come this year.&nb...

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Posted on: February 15, 2024

Submit L21 Applications before February 29 Deadline

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Applications for the 2024 Leadership for the 21st Century (L21) program are being accepted now. This 6-month training course begins in April and covers a variety of subjects designed to empower participants who are on the leadership track. Applications an...

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Posted on: February 15, 2024

February is Heart Health Awareness: What is a Silent Heart Attack?

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A heart attack is called “silent” when it has no symptoms, mild symptoms or symptoms not usually associated with a heart attack. A heart attack occurs when the heart doesn’t get oxygen. Blood clots are also common causes of h...

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Posted on: February 15, 2024

Download the Plano Public Library’s New Mobile App

PPL New Mobile App 2024

The new Library app is available on the Apple Store and coming soon to the Google Play Store for Android. With the mobile app, you can search the Plano Public Library’s (PPL) extensive catalog, place holds items, access your account, use self-ch...

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Posted on: February 15, 2024

Pay Just a Nickel to Get Your Cat Neutered

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If you love pets, then you'll understand why the Plano Animal Shelter is on a mission to reduce unwanted litters. Call to reserve a Nickel Neutering appointment for your male cat. You do not have to live in Plano to participate, but you do need t...

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Posted on: February 7, 2024

PPD Det. Kristina McClain Named Advocate of the Year

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The 2024 Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County chose a dedicated member of the Plano Police Department for a special honor. Congratulations to Detective Kristina McClain on being named CACCC’s Child Advocate of the Year!

“It’s her fierce and tireless...

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Posted on: February 7, 2024

Get to Know Carrum Health – A New Benefit For You

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Team Plano, employees and dependents over age 18 who are enrolled in the medical plan now have access to Carrum Health. This option provides enhanced coverage for certain planned procedures at participating centers of excellence. Through Carrum Health, yo...

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Posted on: December 14, 2023

Council Chamber Renovation Project Moves Forward

Council Chamber meeting

The Senator Florence Shapiro Council Chambers is scheduled to begin construction April 1. Planning & Zoning Commission and City Council meetings will move to Davis Library (7501 Independence Parkway) as of April 1. 

A portion of the North 40 p...

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Posted on: January 31, 2024

5 Reasons Why Annual Exams with Primary Care Doctors Are Important

In network doctors

No matter your age, gender or stage of life, annual physical exams are essential to your lifelong health. Here are five reasons why you should schedule your annual physical, TODAY:

  1. Assess your overall health. Depending on your current risk factors, age, li...
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Posted on: February 7, 2024

Take Burn Risks Seriously – at Work and at Home

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Our Emergency Management and Plano Fire-Rescue departments are drawing attention to National Burn Awareness Week. Each year during the first weeks of February,  these public safety groups beef up education to prevent as many burn and scalding inc...

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Will Park’s Jeff Schwartz Make a Run at 45 Years?

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Three employees will reach 40-year milestones this year with Parks Services Superintendent Jeff Schwartz topping the short list with one month more than the other two. Hired as a labor maintenance worker a few weeks before his 21st birthday, Jeff started ...

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

New Year, New Challenges: Equip Yourself to Handle What Comes

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As with nearly every new year, new challenges seem to pop up out of nowhere. Not to worry. The City’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through ComPsych is here to help along the way as you navigate through life’s obstacles! 

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Live Green in Plano Programs Receive Regional Clean Air Nod

LGIP NTX clean Air award

Equipping Planoites with the tools to help conserve energy and improve air quality is important and our Live Green in Plano programs make a difference. Air North Texas recently recognized the Sustainability & Environmental Education (SEED) team with a...

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Parks Aquatic Program and Staff Win TPPC Honors

PARD TPPC Safety Program award

Parks and Recreation manages nine indoor and outdoor pools, so water safety is a year-round focus. Therefore, it’s an honor for Plano’s programs to receive recognition from the Texas Public Pool Council (TPPC) for successfully providing aquatic i...

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Inside Plano Podcast Looks at Summer Internships

Plano Mayor Internship program

Everybody wins with the annual Plano Mayor’s Summer Internship Program – local businesses and PISD students. February’s Inside Plano podcast welcomes program coordinator Stephen Tanner to share details about eligibility, deadlines, work experienc...

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Posted on: January 25, 2024

Start Thinking about Saving Money on Your 2025 Medical Premiums

Save on health premiums

It’s not too early to start working on your 2025 Premium Incentive Program requirements. 

Incentive Program Timeline: September 1, 2023 – August 31, 2024

Who does this impact? Employees and their spouse/domesti...

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Posted on: January 25, 2024

Relay Vending Machine Concerns Directly to the Source

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Attempts to indulge in your favorite snack or beverage don’t always end well when our vending machines don’t cooperate. Good news! Instead of reaching out to the Purchasing staff, Team Plano can now contact the machine company directly...

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Posted on: January 18, 2024

Why is Mental Health First Aid Training at Work Important?

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The City is providing employees with a unique opportunity to increase mental health awareness starting Friday, February 2. This training teaches how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health issues and substance use that we may encount...

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Posted on: January 11, 2024

Follow this Easy Leave of Absence Claim Submission Checklist

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As a reminder, the City is now outsourcing Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) processing to FMLASource. To file a claim for a leave of absence, follow these step-by-step:

1.    Contact FMLASource 

a.   ...

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Posted on: January 11, 2024

Freeze Alert: Prepare Your Pipes, People, Pets and Plants

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Frigid temperatures are expected to hit North Texas soon. Prepare now. Get ahead of the cold and know what to do should your pipes freeze at Plano.gov/WinterPrep. Don’t forget to have a plan for power or heating outages. Watch video.

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Posted on: November 30, 2023

Get Expert Help with Language Translation, Transcripts and MORE

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In serving a growing and diverse population, there’s often a need to communicate information in a language other than English. City staff have two options for assistance with converting documents and a variety of other messaging into multiple languages: L...

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Posted on: November 30, 2023

How to Schedule Your Retirement and Out-Processing Meeting

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Retirement is an exciting time for you and 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 paid out ...

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