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Posted on: September 6, 2018

Choose Your Benefits by October 25

Open enrollment get started

The deadline is just ONE WEEK away to complete the 2019 Benefits Open Enrollment process! You have until Thursday, October 25 at 3 p.m. to get it all done. Any changes or plan elections you make are effective January 1, 2019. Participation in Open Enrollm...

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Posted on: October 17, 2018

What do You Want to Eat at the Holiday Luncheon?

Holiday lunch buffet

It’s your time to have a say in what’s served at the annual gathering. Each year we enjoy a delicious meal at the Employee Holiday Luncheon prepared by Plano Event Center’s Executive Chef Bismark Quintanilla.Once again, the c...

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Posted on: October 17, 2018

Are You or a Loved-One Vets? Let Us Recognize You!

Military flags

As a thank you, Team Plano will unveil a gallery of photos on Thursday, November 8 showcasing our veterans. Please submit pictures of yourself and/or family members (preferably in uniform) and include:

  • Name
  • Department
  • Relationship (if a family member)
  • Branch ...
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Posted on: October 17, 2018

Distracted Driver…Look Both Ways Before Crossing!

Distracted driver and pedestrian

Who gets distracted? We all lose our focus from time to time when things cross our path (SQUIRREL!). There’s so much stimuli competing for our attention or we become distracted at the wrong time (i.e. crossing the street or while driving). Distr...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: October 17, 2018

Get to PeopleSoft Anywhere, Anytime

PeopleSoft is UP

PeopleSoft is again accessible from inside AND outside the City’s network by going to myhr.plano.gov.

When inside the network (your city issued computer), log in using your network login or your employee ID account. You have full access to Human ...

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Posted on: October 11, 2018

Do the Monster Mash Indoors at Boo BASH

Boo Bash scene

Take the safe route with your trick-or-treaters this Halloween and attend the Boo Bash on Thursday, October 25. The weather of recent weeks has caused cancellations for outdoor events all across North Texas, but Boo Bash is INDOORS at the Tom Muehlenbeck ...

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Posted on: October 11, 2018

Donate to the VIP Coat & Blanket Drive…Its Cold Outside

Donate

Staying indoors because of the wet weather? Make good use of being temporarily waterlogged by diving into your closets for coats you no longer need – it will help someone in need. The Volunteers in Plano (VIP) staff is asking for Team Plano&...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: October 17, 2018

Examine Your Dollars & Cents for Nat’l. Retirement Security Week

Retirement Security Week

Funnel your raise, longevity pay and vacation buy-back money into your future not your present. National Retirement Security Week, October 21-27, was established to encourage people to save for retirement. Not always simple; especially when you need help ...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: October 11, 2018

Don’t be Afraid to Lose. Join Weight Watchers Now!

WeightWatchers Workshop

The City’s Weight Watchers at Work program is now the Weight Watchers Wellness Workshops and it’s time to sign up. Attend an Open House meeting and hear how you can outsmart those pesky holiday visitors – Mr. and Mrs. Pounds:...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: October 11, 2018

Plano Named EPA WaterSense Promotional Partner of the Year

2018 WaterSense Award

Congrats to our staff, businesses and residents for their part in the City earning this sustainability award. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Plano as a WaterSense Promotional Partner of the Year Award recipient. Staff members (Ra...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: October 4, 2018

Leadership for the 21st Century Churns Out New Graduates

L21 Grads 2018

Coworkers, supervisors, managers and directors gathered to support 2018 Leadership for the 21st Century Program grads. There were 24 people who successfully completed the 6-month program and received certificates at a recent ceremony held on September 26 ...

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Posted on: October 4, 2018

And the Winners Are...

Texas State Fair

Thank you to everyone who entered the drawing for State Fair tickets and parking passes. With several hundred participants, congratulations are in order for the following winners:

WINNERS:  Pairs of Tickets

WINNERS:  Season Pass

Don’t forge...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: October 4, 2018

Why Stewardship?

Stewardship HR staff WEB

When you think of the word “Stewardship,” what comes to mind? These eleven letters together speak volumes! Does the organization’s definition, “mindful of resources in a consistent and transparent manner,”...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: October 4, 2018

Check Out the NEW Senior Resources Intranet

Senior Resources Intranet

Did you know over the last decade, Plano’s older adult population increased by 70 percent?

The City of Plano offers a number of programs and services that meet the needs of our older residents. We want to make it easier for Team Plano to serve ou...

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Posted on: September 26, 2018

Join the C4H Triple Crown Challenge

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The Challenge is underway for Connect4Health’s Triple Crown 2018. The 90 Miles in 90 Days event started October 1, but there's still time to join the fun if you haven't already signed up. This wellness event takes you on an “every step...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: September 26, 2018

CORRECTION: For Doctor on Demand Charges

Doctor on Demand

A pricing error has been discovered with City health plan members who used Doctor on Demand. You may have recently received a statement indicating a $49 copay for each virtual visit with Doctor on Demand. That price is incorrect

If you were char...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: September 19, 2018

Social Recruiting: Share What You See, Team Plano

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When you make a decision to purchase or invest in something, what are the determining factors? Do you thoroughly research what you’re buying or do you typically buy sight unseen? This may seem like a ridiculous question, but when career-seeking ...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: September 19, 2018

Human Resources Roadshow Brings Benefits to You

Roadshow team

Like traveling trapeze artists, the Human Resources Roadshow team is on the move peddling benefits news to departments across the city. For some time now, Human Resources (HR) has been over hill and dale (or at least the City of Plano) meeting with employ...

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Posted on: September 6, 2018

More Team Plano Members Put “Stewardship” into Words

Stewardship picture

Last week many Team Plano members shared pictures (selfies) of what Stewardship means. (See those pictures HERE.)  Recently, the Finance/Accounting and Customer Utility Services group was asked to impart (on video) their concept of Stewardship. C...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Navigating Plano with Zeros and Ones is the Lobby Showcase

Display Case GIS Tech Services

Visit the Municipal Center lobby and see how the right combination of zeros and ones get you where you’re going faster. The newest display is titled “Data Drives Plano.” It was designed by the entire Business Intelligence/GIS...

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Posted on: August 16, 2018

See a Different Side of Plano with Sustainable Connections

Sustainable connections team

Live Green in Plano launched a new Sustainable Connections program for employees. Get ready to experience and learn more about operational green practices and green behaviors for the workplace and your personal lives. Sustainable Connections is a two-pron...

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Posted on: August 22, 2018

Filing Your Hospital GAP Claims Just Got Easier!

GAP Insurance Money

American Fidelity (AF)Hospital GAP claims can now be filed online or with the AFmobile app! Reduce your claim processing time and receive your money faster. Not only can you can file your claims online, you can also check claim status, sign up for notific...

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Posted on: August 22, 2018

Go Quackers Over Miss Goldie A. Duck

Goldie Duck at Skate Park

Take Plano’s newest inflatable out for a stroll at your next event. She’s more than just hot air. The Parks and Recreation department (PARD) proudly introduces an addition to the Plano mascot family, the Golden Anniversary Duck or&...

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Posted on: August 2, 2018

Watch Pre-Retirement Meeting Videos 24/7

Retirement Are you ready

If you couldn't make it to one of the Pre-Retirement Meetings, detailed videos are now available.

Retirement Workshop, Part 1, Fannie Layer

https://youtu.be/vfSHvnD0-vo

Retirement Workshop, Part 2, Mike Mendenhall, Rick Stern – Social Security

https...

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Posted on: February 21, 2018

Discover the Flex in your FSA

Flexible Spend Account card

If you enrolled in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) this year, you are taking advantage of tax savings on your eligible out-of-pocket health care and dependent care expenses. Your FSA gives you many options for reimbursement.

If you enrolled in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) this year, you are taking advantage of tax savings on your eligible out-of-pocket health care and dependent care expenses. Your FSA gives you many options for reimbursement:

  • If you elected Health Care FS...
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Posted on: October 17, 2018

Are You or a Loved-One Vets? Let Us Recognize You!

Military flags

As a thank you, Team Plano will unveil a gallery of photos on Thursday, November 8 showcasing our veterans. Please submit pictures of yourself and/or family members (preferably in uniform) and include:

  • Name
  • Department
  • Relationship (if a family member)
  • Branch ...
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Retirees
Posted on: September 6, 2018

Choose Your Benefits by October 25

Open enrollment get started

The deadline is just ONE WEEK away to complete the 2019 Benefits Open Enrollment process for pre-65-age retirees! You have until Thursday, October 25 at 3 p.m. to get it all done. Any changes or plan elections you make are effective January 1, 2019. Parti...

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Retirees
Posted on: October 17, 2018

Total Joint Replacement is No Laughing Matter

Joint Replacement

Learn all you can about Total Joint Replacement at a free seminar presented by Texas Health Plano. Join Dr. Karim A. Elsharkawy on Wednesday evening, October 24 for an informative discussion on the latest care and treatment options.

The hospital’...

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Retirees
Posted on: October 17, 2018

Get Your Affairs in Order, Time is Passing

Estate Planning and Wills

It’s National Estate Planning Awareness Week, October 15-21, and time to review your personal affairs. Have you considered creating a will or trust to protect the family and your holdings? If the answer is no, then now is as good a time as any t...

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Retirees
Posted on: October 11, 2018

Donate to the VIP Coat & Blanket Drive…Its Cold Outside

Donate

Staying indoors because of the wet weather? Make good use of being temporarily waterlogged by diving into your closets for coats you no longer need – it will help someone in need. The Volunteers in Plano (VIP) staff is asking for Team Plano&...

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Retirees
Posted on: October 11, 2018

Do the Monster Mash Indoors at Boo BASH

Boo Bash scene

Take the safe route with your trick-or-treaters this Halloween and attend the Boo Bash on Thursday, October 25. The weather of recent weeks has caused cancellations for outdoor events all across North Texas, but Boo Bash is INDOORS at the Tom Muehlenbeck ...

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Retirees
Posted on: October 11, 2018

Are You Doing these Things to Prevent a Heart Attack?

heart attack

See how you’re doing on key habits for a healthy heart. Five habits may help you avoid heart disease and other health problems. This fun quiz takes roughly 3 minutes — and you can pick up quick tips too!

Make every day heart-smart. Prin...

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Retirees
Posted on: October 11, 2018

Plano Named EPA WaterSense Promotional Partner of the Year

2018 WaterSense Award

Congrats to our staff, businesses and residents for their part in the City earning this sustainability award. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Plano as a WaterSense Promotional Partner of the Year Award recipient. Staff members (Ra...

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Retirees
Posted on: September 26, 2018

CORRECTION: For Doctor on Demand Charges

Doctor on Demand

A pricing error has been discovered with City health plan members who used Doctor on Demand. Some pre-65ers have recently received a statement indicating a $49 copay for each virtual visit with Doctor on Demand. That price is incorrect

If you we...

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Retirees
Posted on: September 26, 2018

When is MEDICARE Open Enrollment?

Medicare Enrollment form

The Medicare Open Enrollment period is from October 15 to December 7 every year. During the annual enrollment period (AEP) you can make changes to various aspects of your coverage. If Medicare eligible (65+ years):

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Retirees
Posted on: September 19, 2018

Updating Beneficiary Designations: Why It's So Important

Beneficiary update

When you sign up for TMRS, life insurance, ICMA-RC or any other bank or investment account, you are required to list a beneficiary. This is the person (or persons) who will receive the proceeds should you pass away. Often times, people fill out the form a...

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Retirees
Posted on: September 13, 2018

Take Time to Update Your Contact Information

Contact info icons WEB

All pre-65ers are strongly encouraged to carve out some time to update the contact information on file with Human Resources. Why? The 2019 Open Enrollment (OE) period is approaching – October 11-25 – and the HR staff will be sharing lo...

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Retirees
Posted on: September 13, 2018

Check Out the Quarterly Retiree Luncheon Photos

Retiree Lunch ladies

What a turnout for the September 11 Quarterly Retiree Lunch at Carpenter Park Recreation Center! The meeting room was filled with faces representing several hundred years of public service combined. It was a most-excellent gathering of individuals who&...

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Retirees
Posted on: September 6, 2018

Changes to Medicare Supplemental Plans in 2020

Medicare Plan B

Changes are coming to Medicare Supplement Plans C and F. The changes are a requirement of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) passed in 2015. MACRA prohibits insurers from selling Medicare supplement plans covering Medicare Part B ded...

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Retirees
Posted on: August 22, 2018

Check Out the Community Paramedic Program

Fire Rescue Community Paramedic Program

Did you know Plano Fire-Rescue paramedics take care of patients before anyone calls 9-1-1?

Plano Fire-Rescue’s Community Paramedic Program is part of its new Community Health Systems. Taking a more holistic healthcare approach, the program is a c...

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Retirees
Posted on: August 22, 2018

Filing Your Hospital GAP Claims Just Got Easier!

GAP Insurance Money

American Fidelity (AF) Hospital GAP claims can now be filed online or with the AFmobile app! Reduce your claim processing time and receive your money faster. Not only can you can file your claims online, you can also check claim status, sign up for notifi...

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Retirees
Posted on: August 16, 2018

Understanding the MEDICARE Maze

Medicare MAZE

Back when 30 seemed old, you may not have believed this day would come – the day you become eligible for Medicare. Turning 65 is a big life event, and thousands of baby boomers are doing it every day. Here’s what you need to know right off the bat, you:

  • Mu...
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Retirees
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Engage Your Brain with Human Resources’ Display Case Design

Display Case HR

The current Municipal Center lobby display (#15) pinpoints useful ways to enhance your brain’s functionality. In the cult classic “Little Shop of Horrors,” the plant-gone-wild makes one request, “Feed me, Seymour!&a...

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Retirees
Posted on: February 15, 2018

Last Month for On-site Biometric Screenings Appointments

Biometric screening

Team Plano, this is the last month to schedule on-site biometric screenings! Go to http://uswellness.com/Plano to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. If unable to make one of these reservations, you have the options to request a lab voucher for a...

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Posted on: March 14, 2018

Retiree Luncheon Recap

Retiree Luncheon Spring 2018

We loved seeing you last week and hope the luncheon provide a wealth of information. Enjoy the photos of our time together.

Retirees
Posted on: March 7, 2018

Pre-65 Retirees: Are You Taking Advantage of Your Hospital GAP Plan?

Hospital Gap could add to your wallet.

If you are under 65 years old, on the City’s health plan (not Medicare) and enrolled in the American Fidelity Hospital GAP plan, you may not be getting your full benefit. Many retirees enroll in the plan but forget about it or don’t understand what it cov...

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American Fidelity Hospital Gap Claim Form Retirees

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Training & Development

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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. Have you comple...

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