Posted on: February 21, 2018

PeopleSoft Access from Home Temporarily Suspended

PeopleSoft home access disabled temporarily.

Due to recent phishing attempts, the City is trying to minimize its risk for cyber-information theft. In order to protect your personal information, for the time being, you will not be able to access PeopleSoft from your home or mobile device.

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Announcements
Posted on: February 21, 2018

Meet Our First Round of It’s Time Texas Challenge Winners

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Thank you for all the amazing workplace group photos sent in as part of the It’s Time Texas Community Challenge! We want to highlight our amazing employees who gathered up fellow coworkers to engage in healthy group activities. They sent us pict...

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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 elected Health Care FS...
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Posted on: February 21, 2018

Emergency Management Earns Awards and Completes Training

Larry Houck of Emergency Management

Emergency Management has been shining the City star lately. Larry Houck and Carrie Reyes prove they are “Hot Stuff.” Shanda Boles takes her talents up a notch.

Larry Houck’s support to the Texas Department of Public S...

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Announcements
Posted on: February 21, 2018

Watch the State of the City Address

Fox 4's Good Day Texas Anchor Tim Ryan interviews Mayor Harry LaRosiliere at State of the City.

Stay up to date with the City by watching the 2018 State of the City Address video. Fox 4’s Good Day Texas Anchor Tim Ryan interviews Mayor Harry LaRosiliere on the City’s successes, challenges and the direction for the year ahead.

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Posted on: February 21, 2018

Engineering Makes Play of the Municipal Center Display Case

Engineering Municipal Center Display

If there is such a thing as display case jealousy, we may all have a dose of it after surveying what Engineering’s Alison Smith, Dan Prendergast and Tony Han have done with the Municipal Center Display Case.

The display, entitled “Plano...

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Be inspired by all the 2018 displays! Announcements
Posted on: February 15, 2018

Do You Know Your Numbers? Schedule Your Onsite Biometric Screening Appointment!

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As a part of our continued commitment to the health and wellness of our retirees/employees, we will again offer onsite biometric screenings at various City of Plano locations throughout March and April.

Go to uswellness.com/Plano and schedule your onsite b...

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Posted on: January 25, 2018

How to Take the It’s Time Texas Challenge

Environmental Health walking

Show us your best effort, and we’ll add your workplace activities and selfies to the gallery. Hurry! The challenge ends on Sunday, March 4, 2018.

Plano employees earn points for the City in this statewide community challenge as well. 

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Posted on: February 14, 2018

Firefighter Calvin Cook Earns the Prize for Clowning Around

Patches, a Life And Fire Safety clown for Plano Fire-Rescue

Earlier this month, Plano firefighter Calvin Cook received the Mark A. Sanchez Memorial Award at the Risk Reduction Through Education and Characterization Conference. 

Calvin, better known as “Patches the Clown,” has delivered ...

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Announcements
Posted on: February 1, 2018

Print Your 1095-C Form from PeopleSoft

Download your IRS Form 1095-C

If you consented to receive your 1095-C electronically, your form is now available in PeopleSoft.

  • From the Employee Self-Service Menu select the Benefits Tile
  • Choose Affordable Care Act and View 1095-C
  • Click View Form to print a copy for your tax records.

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Announcements
Posted on: February 14, 2018

Improvements Begin Next Week at Municipal Center

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Plano Municipal Center (city hall) begins a makeover of its public corridors next week. Improvements include the replacement of wall covering in the public corridors and a few modifications for handicap code compliance. The Wayfinding and Suite Signage pr...

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Announcements
Posted on: February 7, 2018

Congratulations, Fleet Services, for Keeping it Clean!

Fleet Services view of an electric car motor.

DFW Clean Cities Coalition recognized the City for embracing alternatives to traditional gasoline. This feat led by our Fleet Services team earned a bronze rating.

We are a leader in fuel efficiency with the bronze award. The gold, silver and bronze winner...

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Find a charging station in Plano. Announcements
Posted on: February 7, 2018

Do You Know the Heart Attack Warning Signs?

Man grasping chest with heart attack.

In honor of heart health month, it’s important to recognize the signs and symptoms of a heart attack.

  • Pressure, burning, tightness or pressure-like discomfort in your chest, lasting five minutes or longer.
  • Constant indigestion-like discomfort.
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Posted on: February 1, 2018

What Are You Doing for Your Heart?

Heart Health is in Your Hands

February is American Heart Month and our wellness guru Michelle Gifford is sharing great tips all month long. Pull up a salad and lace up your sneakers!

Watch Michelle’s Wellness Minute message. Announcements
Posted on: January 25, 2018

Ready for Printing: Get Your W-2 Now

W-2

2017 W-2s are now available online electronically for everyone who elected to receive them that way. For anyone who did not elect to receive an electronic W-2, we will be mailing out the paper W-2 forms tomorrow to your home address listed in PeopleSoft. ...

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Announcements
Posted on: January 11, 2018

Parks & Recreation Marks 50th Anniversary the Whole Yearlong

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The City Council presented a special proclamation kicking off the Parks and Recreation department's 50th anniversary celebration in gear. The department also designed a handsome display case in the Municipal Center lobby, showcasing five decades of parks ...

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Announcements
Posted on: January 11, 2018

Active Shooter Preparedness Video is Must-see TV

Gun and bullets

Approximately 1,500 people benefited from the Plano Police department’s (PPD) Active Shooter training last month. Many more wanted to attend, but couldn’t for a variety of reasons. For those unable to be there in person, the workshop w...

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Announcements
Posted on: January 11, 2018

Important Changes to Lab and X-ray Benefits

Lab work

There are changes to our benefits plan that may contribute to more out-of-pocket costs for you! You are already required to utilize in-network physicians and facilities, if you participate in the City’s UnitedHealthcare medical plan.

In an effort...

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Announcements
Posted on: January 11, 2018

Plano.gov Has a New Look and Attitude

planogov website

“We can rebuild it. We have the technology. We have the capability to make a better website! Plano.gov is THAT website…better, faster!” (intro to the 1970s TV hit “The Six Million Dollar Man”) 

Th...

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Announcements
Posted on: January 11, 2018

2019 Benefits Incentive Requirements are Simpler

UHC Preventive care

Say it, “Two and through!” When the comments came back from last year’s employee survey, many people suggested a more streamlined benefits program. To that end, there are ONLY two things you’re required to do in 201...

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Announcements
Posted on: January 11, 2018

Volunteers in Plano THANKS YOU!

Adopt Angel Liberty WEB

The generosity of Team Plano in giving this past holiday was overwhelming! The Volunteers In Plano (VIP) office received tremendous response to the call to help needy families in the City.

“Please know that your participation in the City of Plano...

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Announcements
Posted on: January 4, 2018

2018 Municipal Center Display Case Program Kickoff

Display case jan 2018

The beautiful and visually creative display case designs get better and better. The Municipal Center Display Case Program provides participating departments an opportunity to display their accomplishments, programs or other aspects of their department tha...

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Announcements
Posted on: January 4, 2018

Wow! Is that PeopleSoft?

PeopleSoft udated

Not all facelifts turn out well, but that’s not the case with PeopleSoft’s new look! You may recall reading updates from Technology Services (TS) over the past several weeks about a new and improved PeopleSoft coming soon. Well, the re...

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Announcements
Posted on: January 4, 2018

Your Wellness and Benefits Comments Matter

Annual checkup

Team Plano, we heard you! This year’s theme is “simplicity.” In order to earn your premium incentive for 2019, there are TWO requirements to complete by September 30, 2018:

  1. Complete a Preventive Exam – choose from th...
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Announcements
Posted on: January 4, 2018

Rx Checkup

Prescription bottles

Senior Human Resources Analyst Heather Conrad has a few key points to remember about your prescription benefits. As the new year begins:

  • Don’t forget to budget your annual $100 individual/family deductible.
  • Look at the updated 2018 Prescription Dr...
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Announcements
Posted on: January 4, 2018

Prepare to be Skyped for Business

Skype logo

Technology Services (TS) is in the process of modernizing the phone system by implementing Skype for Business to increase our voice and collaboration services. TS is now rolling out new phones and sending messages to inform you of your designated training...

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Announcements
Posted on: December 21, 2017

Keep Your UnitedHealthcare Insurance and Flexible Spending Cards!

UHC insurance card

Please don’t throw your medical and prescription cards away. This is just a reminder of the fact you will not receive new UnitedHealthcare insurance cards if you didn’t make any changes for the 2018 Open Enrollment options.

Equally important, do not discar...

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Posted on: December 21, 2017

Put a Preventive Care Plan into Action in 2018

UHC Preventive care

Looking to make a healthy start in the new year? UnitedHealthcare gives some suggestions about how to achieve a healthier year. Here’s a goal you can get behind: Catch up with your doctor.

Why see your primary doctor when you’re healthy...

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Announcements
Posted on: December 14, 2017

2018 Holidays and Payroll Calendars

2018 Year

2017 is inching towards the finish line with just 17 days left to complete the 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&helli...

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Announcements
Posted on: November 16, 2017

Wellness Recreation Center Memberships Update!

Recreation center

We heard you, TeamPlano! You want to have discounts for the recreation centers. Connect4Health and the Parks and Recreation department are happy to announce spouse and legal dependents of a qualifying employee are now eligible for a 50% discount on family...

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Retirees

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Posted on: February 7, 2018

Remember to RSVP for the Quarterly Retiree Luncheon

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If you plan to be at the next quarterly retiree lunch on Thursday, March 8, please RSVP to Fannie Layer at fanniel@plano.gov or 972-941-5019 no later than Thursday, March 1.

During this luncheon, we’ll learn about fire safety and fall pr...

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Retirees
Posted on: February 21, 2018

Watch the State of the City Address

Fox 4's Good Day Texas Anchor Tim Ryan interviews Mayor Harry LaRosiliere at State of the City.

Stay attuned to the City with the 2018 State of the City video. Fox 4’s Good Day Texas Anchor Tim Ryan interviews Mayor Harry LaRosiliere on the City’s successes, challenges and the direction for the year ahead.

Watch it now! Retirees
Posted on: February 21, 2018

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

We are sad to report the loss of Team Plano’s Shirley Colbath. Shirley passed away on Feb. 17, 2018.

Retirees
Posted on: February 15, 2018

Do You Know Your Numbers? Schedule Your Onsite Biometric Screening Appointment!

heart-shape filled with fruit, surrounded by a stethoscope

As a part of our continued commitment to the health and wellness of our retirees/employees, we will again offer onsite biometric screenings at various City of Plano locations throughout March and April.

Go to uswellness.com/Plano and schedule your onsite b...

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Posted on: February 22, 2018

Plano Senior Recreation Center Closes March 1 for Renovations

Rendering of future expanded Plano Senior Recreation Center

Attempts to keep the Plano Senior Recreation Center open during the expansion have met with unexpected challenges. Due to safety concerns, the facility will close March 1, 2018 until the project is complete.

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Posted on: February 22, 2018

Subscribe to New City Senior Newsletter - Sage

New City of Plano senior newsletter Sage

If you live in the Plano area, subscribe to the City's new monthly senior newsletter Sage. Inside you'll find news and information on healthcare, technology, Plano's history, and home and personal safety.

Subscribe here!

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Posted on: February 1, 2018

Did You Receive Your Form 1095-C / ACA Form?

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Form 1095-C was mailed to retirees on Feb. 8. If you did not receive 1095-C form, you may need to update your address. Please notify Fannie Layer, 972-941-5019, if you are not sure if we have the correct address on file.

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Retirees
Posted on: February 1, 2018

Update on the 2018 Tax Tables

tax table changes

Due to federal tax law changes effective January 1, 2018, the IRS tax tables affecting your monthly annuity have changed. The 2018 tax tables are now in effect starting with the January 31, 2018 payment. Log into your MyTMRS account to review your annuity...

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Training

2 Stories
Posted on: February 7, 2018

Time is Running Out...Submit Your Application for Leadership in the 21st Century

Leadership in the 21st Century compass

If you've considered tackling the job of leading a major project, division or department, what are you doing about it? While you ponder your answer, read about a leadership training opportunity with a proven track record.

This six-month program is designed...

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Training
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. Here are some t...

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