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Posted on: December 5, 2019

9 New Graduates Conquered the MP3 Mentorship Program

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Another Management Preparation Program of Plano (MP3) term ended with a graduation ceremony on December 4. For the nine exuberant graduates, it was the culmination of an extensive 12-month leadership program course.

Congratulations to the 2019 MP3 Graduate...

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

Criminals are Shopping Too – For YOU and Your Stuff

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The December edition of the Inside Plano Podcast is one the entire family needs to hear! Holiday property safety is the topic of discussion for hosts Shannah Hayley and Steve Stoler. The pair is joined by Plano Police Officer Chris Bianez who sheds light ...

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

Get Moving in 2020 with the “It’s Time Texas! Challenge”

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Join the Mayor and Parks & Recreation for the local leg of the It’s Time Texas! Community Challenge. This health initiative is a statewide competition aimed at inspiring people, organizations and cities to choose healthy activities in suppor...

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

Save the Date of the 2020 Little Sweetheart Dance

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Add party dress to the shopping list in preparation of the Little Sweetheart Dance on January 11. The annual Parks & Recreation event (formerly Daddy’s Little Sweetheart Dance) comes early and is a nice extension of the holiday season.

Father...

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

Plano Retains Bicycle Friendly Community Status

Bicycle friendly city Rider

The League of American Bicyclists recently approved Plano as a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community. Earning this honor involved careful review of our application, as well as input from local bicyclists and bike advocates like you.

We are one of only 12...

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

De-stress from Cyber Monday Over-spending. Adopt a Cat!

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One look at an Animal Shelter kitty and all you’ll want for Christmas is Fluffy! Take advantage of the great holiday special on cat adoptions going on now through Monday, December 23. Restore calm to your life with a new pet, while spending far ...

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Changes are Coming to Online Utility Bill Payments

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The way you pay water and sewage bills online in Plano changes as of Thursday, December 12. To better serve customers, Plano’s utility payment system switches to a new credit card processing method.

Once the improved system is running, when you pay your ut...

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Catch the Plano Holiday Spirit at these Jolly Events

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Gather family and friends to enjoy a marathon of merriment in Plano this Christmas Season. There is literally something happening for everyone all over the City this holiday and most are free!

December 1-30, 7-10 p.m.Drive through this famous local neighbo...

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Get Smart. Let BrainStorm QuickHelp Be Your Lifeline.

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Transform the way you work by using our FREE library of training programs called BrainStorm QuickHelp. Productivity is often affected by how well you integrate the technology available to complete tasks – from simple jobs to complex.

No matter wh...

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Parks & Recreation Earns Texas Recreation and Parks Society Awards

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Parks & Recreation staff won three awards at the Texas Recreation and Parks Society’s conference on November 8. These accolades recognize individuals and organizations for outstanding contributions to the field of parks and recreation.

“The awards are ...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

Deadline Approaching for Christmas Cops Toy and Food Drive

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Plano Police Association (PPA) Christmas Cops serves needy families in our community and they need your help! Your donations of food, NEW toys and coats, plus a variety of other items will make a huge impact on many lives this holiday season. See this fly...

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Welcome New Hires to Team Plano!

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When it comes to the City’s feelings about new hires, it’s “the more the merrier!” Noted real estate mogul Steve Wynn once said, “Human Resources isn’t a thing we do. It’s the thing tha...

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Municipal Center Display is a Dickens Page-turner

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This very clever PlanoStages design takes Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” to new heights! The life-sized display was provided by Michelle Hawkins, Bryant Yeager and Amy Pagan of Parks & Recreation. The title of the display is &...

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

Animal Shelter Finds Lost Pets the High-tech Way

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The Plano Animal Shelter is now using Finding Rover, a new facial recognition technology. Reuniting lost pets with their owners has just gotten easier in Plano using this website. It’s also a good place to hook up with an adoptable pet near you....

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

10 Ways to Make Healthier Choices this Holiday

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The holidays are a time to indulge, but it is possible to stay on track while enjoying the festivities. If you’re watching your weight or at your goal weight, the upcoming season may be full of temptation.

By making a plan and setting realistic e...

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

Perils and Pleasures of Turkey Frying and FOG Disposal

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Many households engage in turkey frying at Thanksgiving time in the quest to serve a moister fowl to the family. But how many of you actually know the proper and safe way for a turkey to meet hot oil? As with everything, there is a right way and a wrong w...

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Posted on: June 27, 2019

TECH ALERT: Only 3 Computer Refresh Training Class Left

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The next Computer Refresh training is November 4 in the Technology Services Building’s Training Room. If you’re scheduled for computer replacement soon, please take advantage of these helpful classes. The Computer Refresh Project has b...

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Money Matters: FSA Cash, Use It or Lose It

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Don’t be one of the sad numbers of people who throw away Flexible Spending Account (FSA) dollars each year.

Here’s a health account reminder…

If you have a flexible spending account in 2019, now is the time to review your balance. You should know if you hav...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

20/20 Vision(ary) is S.E.R.V.E.’s Next Value

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During recent months we focused on “Respectful” – treating all people and opinions with dignity and courtesy. Our new I SEE U SERVE peer-to-peer recognition program is a great example of this value. The campaign to promote Te...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Prices Will Increase on Vending Machines at City Sites

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Prepare to pay a little more to enjoy those crunchy Cheetos and fizzy Diet Cokes. The snack and beverage machines found in City facilities belong to a local vending company. The Purchasing department was recently notified of an across-the-board price incr...

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

Let Shanté Akafia Show You How “I SEE U SERVE” Works

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By now you’ve seen the I SEE U Serve Cards in breakrooms and other common areas. But you may need some clarity on how to say “thanks, I saw you serve” using these cards. Watch as Human Resources Director Shanté Akafia made one Team Plano member’s day:

Have...

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

Computer Refresh Survey-takers Can Win BIG PRIZES

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Seize the opportunity to put your hands in the Computer Refresh treasure box. A wonderful cache of Team Plano prizes await some lucky people who complete either of these two surveys:

  • Computer Refresh Project (CRP) Deployment Survey
  • Computer Refresh Project ...
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Posted on: July 17, 2019

Place the Benefits Guide in the Palm of Your Hand

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The truth is, benefits info is rarely handy when and where we need it. Many of us skim through brochures once every year and file it away, never to be seen again. Sometimes it’s difficult to find information without flipping or scrolling through many page...

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Posted on: July 11, 2019

Will the Real Jordan White Please Stand Up!

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The Human Resources Benefits team wants to introduce you to Jordan White, our Personal Health Pro.

Many of you have used Alight’s Compass Healthcare as a trusted resource when making important medical decisions. Their expert answers complex healt...

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

Discover What’s Happening at Sam Johnson Recreation Center

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This senior recreation facility is brimming with programs and fun activities to keep you busy this month. The December calendar features events to stimulate the mind, body and soul. Here are just a few:

AARP Plano Chapter Holiday Social – Friday,...

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

Get Moving in 2020 with the “It’s Time Texas! Challenge”

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Join the Mayor and Parks & Recreation for the local leg of the It’s Time Texas! Community Challenge. This health initiative is a statewide competition aimed at inspiring people, organizations and cities to choose healthy activities in support of a hea...

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

Criminals are Shopping Too – For YOU and Your Stuff

Inside Plano WEB

The December edition of the Inside Plano Podcast is one the entire family needs to hear! Holiday property safety is the topic of discussion for hosts Shannah Hayley and Steve Stoler. The pair is joined by Plano Police Officer Chris Bianez who sheds light ...

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

Plano Retains Bicycle Friendly Community Status

Bicycle friendly city Rider

The League of American Bicyclists recently approved Plano as a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community. Earning this honor involved careful review of our application, as well as input from local bicyclists and bike advocates like you.

We are one of only 12...

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

Save the Date of the 2020 Little Sweetheart Dance

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Add party dress to the shopping list in preparation of the Little Sweetheart Dance on January 11. The annual Parks & Recreation event (formerly Daddy’s Little Sweetheart Dance) comes early and is a nice extension of the holiday season.

Fathers, or fath...

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

De-stress from Cyber Monday Over-spending. Adopt a Cat!

Cat adoption

One look at an Animal Shelter kitty and all you’ll want for Christmas is Fluffy! Take advantage of the great holiday special on cat adoptions going on now through Monday, December 23. Restore calm to your life with a new pet, while spending far less for t...

Read on...

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Changes are Coming to Online Utility Bill Payments

Water bill payment online WEB

The way you pay water and sewage bills online in Plano changes as of Thursday, December 12. To better serve customers, Plano’s utility payment system switches to a new credit card processing method.

Once the improved system is running, when you p...

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Catch the Plano Holiday Spirit at these Jolly Events

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Gather family and friends to enjoy a marathon of merriment in Plano this Christmas Season. There is literally something happening for everyone all over the City this holiday and most are free!

December 1-30, 7-10 p.m.Drive through this famous local neighbo...

Read on...

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

Animal Shelter Finds Lost Pets the High-tech Way

Finding Rover WEB

The Plano Animal Shelter is now using Finding Rover, a new facial recognition technology. Reuniting lost pets with their owners has just gotten easier in Plano using this website. It’s also a good place to hook up with an adoptable pet near you.

Every dog ...

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

Say No to Opioids and Yes to Options

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Pain management today in the face of the opioid epidemic is a concern to countless sufferers. In one of Texas Health’s weekly podcasts, host Scott Sams talks with Dr. Adeel Haq about the issue. Dr. Haq is an ABMS board-certified, fellowship-trai...

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

NEWS ALERT: Social Security Spousal Benefits

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How much are Social Security spousal benefits?

The amount of a Social Security spousal benefit depends on the primary earner's work record. Specifically, a spousal benefit can be as much as half of the higher-earning spouse's Social Security benefit at the...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

Give to the Christmas Cops Toy and Food Drive

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Plano Police Association (PPA) Christmas Cops serves needy families in our community and they need your help! Your donations of food, NEW toys and coats, plus a variety of other items will make a huge impact on many lives this holiday season. See this fly...

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

What are Important Safety Measures for the Elderly?

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General safety measures at home and away are highly encouraged for older individuals and their family. Falls and injuries, confusion, following medical instructions, along with future health and financial planning are among the concerns.

Simple home safety...

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Posted on: September 26, 2019

Medicare NEWS: Donut Hole Closing by 2020

Medicare Part D

In addition to Medicare Supplement Plan F and Plan C going away, the Medicare Part D Donut Hole is closing. The percentage you’ll pay in the coverage Gap decreases as the Donut Hole closes. If you’re in the Donut Hole, you get a discou...

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Posted on: July 11, 2019

Energize Your Senses with a Sam Johnson Center Membership

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Every day’s schedule is a blast of fun, helpful and stimulating classes, trips and special events. Take a quick look at the Sam Johnson Recreation Center (SJC) newsletter TRENDSETTER to confirm you are missing out on so many experiences in Plano...

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Posted on: July 17, 2019

Improve Your Quality of Life through WCOA

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The Wellness Center for Older Adults (WCOA) offers a variety of services and programs to seniors and caregivers. Located in the Sam Johnson Recreation Center, 401 16th Street, this nonprofit organization is dedicated to helping you achieve your highest le...

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Posted on: July 24, 2019

Mandatory Training for 2019 Focuses on “ETHICS”

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All Team Plano employees are required to participate in mandatory training each fiscal year. The subject matter of the training changes every year. As a requirement for 2019, you will need to complete the SkillSoft course “Business Ethics” by January 31, ...

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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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