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Posted on: August 16, 2018

Employee “Sustainable Connections” Programs Kick Off with Art

Sustainable connections team

Live Green in Plano (LGIP) is launching 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...

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Posted on: July 26, 2018

Show What “Stewardship” Means through Photos

Stewardship - Evan WEB

Stewardship is just ONE word – yet it speaks volumes in the SERVE Photo Contest. You’ve heard it said, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” True enough, but for now through Friday, August 24, let’s focus...

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Posted on: August 16, 2018

Relax as You Commute on DART for Half Price

dart

Do you have a stressful drive to the job? DART-ing to work could be just the solution to return calm to your commute. Employees who have or are considering DART (Dallas Area Rail Transit) over driving can take advantage of the City’s DART Discou...

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Posted on: August 16, 2018

Made in the shade! The life of the sun-smart.

Sun protection

The sunshine returns soon. How are your sun safety habits…a little shady? Let’s envision a day when you shine at sun protection. Days like this can help prevent sun damage and reduce your risk of skin cancer.7 a.m. You get re...

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Posted on: August 9, 2018

Grand Opening of Skate Park at Carpenter Park on August 11

Skate Park Grand Opening flyer

After Saturday, August 11, skaters can perform 360 flips, 50-50 grinds and generally catch “air” to their hearts desire in Plano. Proudly, the Plano Parks and Recreation department opens its first skate park with a special grand openin...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: August 9, 2018

Did You Schedule Your Preventive Exam Yet?

Doctors appointment

You have just over a month left to complete both your preventive exam and biometric screening! If you and your spouse or domestic partner are enrolled on the City’s medical plan as of January 1, 2018, there are ONLY two preventive items required...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: August 9, 2018

Reduce Back-to-School Anxiety with Safety Tips from Risk Management

School bus safety

Even though it doesn’t feel like it, summer is coming to an end and students are returning to class on August 13. Both parents and children may go through a period of adjustment to new schools and schedules for a couple of weeks. During this pot...

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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

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Posted on: August 2, 2018

Stewardship – the Human Resources Perspective

Stewardship the HR Perspective

The City recently introduced its new SERVE value statements to the organization. During the rollout, the Human Resources (HR) team started reflecting on those values (Stewardship Engaged  Respectful Visionary Excellence...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: August 2, 2018

Inside Plano Podcasts Puts City Goings-on in Ears Reach

Inside Plano WEB

Listening to a pair of in-the-know people chat about Plano events and news is an app or click away. Inside Plano podcasts are THE conversations you want to tune into each month for concise and entertaining previews of what’s happening in Plano &...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: July 26, 2018

Tweeting for Team Plano

HR social recruiting

How did you search for the job you have now? Did you hear about it from a friend, use the newspaper, the City of Plano website or perhaps you used social media? Wait. Social media!

Believe it or not, social media (i.e. Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter) is be...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: July 26, 2018

Construction of New Siren Approved for Parkwood Green Park

Outdoor Warning Siren WEB

Plano City Council approved the use of a portion of park land for the construction of a new outdoor warning siren. In an eight to zero vote during the July 23 meeting, Department of Emergency Management Director Carrie Reyes got the greenlight to proceed ...

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Posted on: July 19, 2018

Watch Chief Sam Greif Bust a Move on Chief Rushin

Chief Greif BOB congrats to Police

The 2018 Battle of the Badges event and the competition between Plano Fire-Rescue and the Plano Police Department is over. “Plano Fire-Rescue wanted to find just the right way to offer their heartfelt congratulations to their friends in the Plan...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: July 19, 2018

Hayley and Stoler Came Home with Two 2018 TAMI Awards

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The Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO) gave Plano high marks in key categories during the 2018 conference. Double congratulations are in order for the City’s marketing and media teams for excellence in producing the conference the...

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Posted on: July 19, 2018

Be Tobacco Free with C4H’s Cessation Program

Tobacco Cigarette stack

The use of tobacco includes chewing tobacco, cigars and pipes, hookahs, cigarettes, snuff, dip and bidis – all dangerous. Did you know the City’s Connect4Health Wellness Program provides FREE tobacco cessation counseling through two program options? Consi...

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Posted on: July 19, 2018

City Dress Code Manual Makes What NOT to Wear Clear

Dress code good vs bad WEB

It’s been a year since the employee work attire manual received a makeover – it’s time for a review of the guidelines. Why is the policy necessary? Most organizations (private and public sector) recognize the importance of co...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: July 19, 2018

Cool Off with Thoughts of Fall and Haunt Jaunt

Haunt Jaunt WEB pix

With temperatures lingering solidly in the triple digits, let’s turn our attention to a cooler month and a fun event. It’s not too early to consider signing up for Haunt Jaunt 2018, Plano’s premiere Nighttime 5K and Fun Run. ...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: July 11, 2018

Are Student Loans a Boat Anchor on Your Finances?

Student loan forgiveness

Let the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program relieve the drain on your bank account. First you must find out if you qualify for student loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). In addition, you must be working full-tim...

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Posted on: June 21, 2018

It’s a Call You Don’t Want to Miss!

UHC Calls black and white

One ringy-dingy, two-ringy-dingy…“Hello, this is UHC calling with an important message for YOU!” It may seem unusual, but the next time your phone’s caller ID reads “UnitedHealthcare (UHC),” the...

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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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1 Announcements
Posted on: March 7, 2018

Are You Taking Advantage of Your Hospital GAP Plan?

Hospital Gap could add to your wallet.

If you’re 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.

3 Primary Benefits You Need to Know

In-Hospital

The in-hospital...

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Posted on: February 28, 2018

Where Should I Go for Medical Care? Avoid a Shocking ER Bill

EmergencyRoom

It can be overwhelming knowing where to go for medical care. The best way to be prepared is to establish a relationship with a Primary Care Physician, but unexpected accidents and illnesses can happen any time.

There are many healthcare options available, ...

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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: August 16, 2018

Would You Like to Volunteer in Plano?

INTERURBAN_MUSEUM

There is currently a need for assistance at one of the City’s most iconic historic landmarks. The Interurban Railway Museum in downtown Plano is looking for new volunteer tour guides who have a passion for teaching.

The Plano Independent School D...

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Retirees
Posted on: August 16, 2018

Rain…Hooray! Mosquitos….Boo!

Mosquitoes breeding area

All of our rainy days provided welcome relief from weeks of sweltering heat, but may present another problem – mosquitos! Those pests like the precipitation as much as we do, and they want to put up stakes at your place – anywhere ther...

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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: August 16, 2018

Riding DART Trains and Buses Now Costs More

DART on call bus

As of August 18, DART-ing around town will cost you more money for the pleasure of being chauffeured.  If you haven’t heard, DART (Dallas Area Rail Transit) instituted a 20% fare increase on everything except their midday pass.

What DART...

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Retirees
Posted on: August 9, 2018

Did You Schedule Your Preventive Exam Yet?

Doctors appointment

You have just over a month left to complete both your preventive exam and biometric screening! If you and your spouse or domestic partner are enrolled on the City’s medical plan as of January 1, 2018, there are ONLY two preventive items required...

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Retirees
Posted on: August 9, 2018

Grand Opening of Skate Park at Carpenter Park on August 11

Skate Park Grand Opening flyer

After Saturday, August 11, skaters can perform 360 flips, 50-50 grinds and generally catch “air” to their hearts desire in Plano. Proudly, the Plano Parks and Recreation department opens its first skate park with a special grand openin...

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Retirees
Posted on: August 9, 2018

Reduce Back-to-School Anxiety with Safety Tips from Risk Management

School bus safety

Even though it doesn’t feel like it, summer is coming to an end and students are returning to class on August 13. Both parents and children may go through a period of adjustment to new schools and schedules for a couple of weeks. During this pot...

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Retirees
Posted on: August 2, 2018

Inside Plano Podcasts Puts City Goings-on in Ears Reach

Inside Plano WEB

Listening to a pair of in-the-know people chat about Plano events and news is an app or click away. Inside Plano podcasts are THE conversations you want to tune into each month for concise and entertaining previews of what’s happening in Plano – from arts...

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Retirees
Posted on: August 2, 2018

Make No Bones about It, Osteoporosis is No Joke

Osteoporosis bone health

When you have osteoporosis, your bones lose density and become more fragile and easier to break. The bones in the hip, wrist or spine are the most vulnerable.

Women are four times as likely to develop osteoporosis as men. Your risk for osteoporosis increas...

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Retirees
Posted on: July 26, 2018

Construction of New Siren Approved for Parkwood Green Park

Outdoor Warning Siren WEB

Plano City Council approved the use of a portion of park land for the construction of a new outdoor warning siren. In an eight to zero vote during the July 23 meeting, Department of Emergency Management Director Carrie Reyes got the greenlight to proceed ...

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Retirees
Posted on: July 26, 2018

Remembering a Dear Soul, Carolee Bertuzzi

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On July 10 Carolee Teresa Bertuzzi passed away after suffering a stroke. Remembering her means recalling incredible memories of laughter and joy. This native Texan was born on May 29, 1940 to parents James and Julia Fries. She was 78 years old.

Carolee sta...

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Retirees
Posted on: July 26, 2018

Many Mourn the Passing of Retired Police Captain Tommy Ashley

Tommy Ashley WEB

The Plano Police department and countless other City friends are saddened by the loss of another dear co-worker, Tommy Ashley. He would have turned 71 on November 6. After spending 34 years on the job, the McKinney, Texas native retired from Plano in 2005...

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Posted on: July 19, 2018

Made in the Shade...the Life of the Sun-smart

Sun protection

How are your sun safety habits…a little shady? Let’s envision a day when you shine at sun protection. Days like this can help prevent sun damage and reduce your risk of skin cancer.7 a.m. You get ready for your day. Like brus...

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Retirees
Posted on: July 19, 2018

Watch Chief Sam Greif Bust a Move on Chief Rushin

Chief Greif BOB congrats to Police

The 2018 Battle of the Badges event and the competition between Plano Fire-Rescue and the Plano Police Department is over. “Plano Fire-Rescue wanted to find just the right way to offer their heartfelt congratulations to their friends in the Plan...

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Retirees
Posted on: July 19, 2018

Cool Off with Thoughts of Fall and Haunt Jaunt

Haunt Jaunt WEB pix

With temperatures lingering solidly in the triple digits, let’s turn our attention to a cooler month and a fun event. It’s not too early to consider signing up for Haunt Jaunt 2018, Plano’s premiere Nighttime 5K and Fun Run. On Saturday, October 20, hundr...

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Retirees
Posted on: July 12, 2018

Police are Figuratively UP in Arms over Fire-Rescue

Battle of the Badges WEB

Tallies for the 2018 Battle of the Badges clearly indicate Plano Police received the most arm votes over Fire-Rescue! But it’s always a win for the City when these public safety giants team-up, and this year’s blood drive competition w...

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Retirees
Posted on: July 11, 2018

Are Student Loans a Boat Anchor on the Finances of Someone You Know?

Student loan forgiveness

You may know of someone who needs help paying off big student loans long after they’ve graduated from college. If so, tell them about the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program to help relieve the drain on their bank accounts. Individuals must ...

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Retirees
Posted on: July 12, 2018

Plano CARE Calling…How are You Today?

Plano CARE 911 staffer

If you remember Plano’s “R.U.OK? Program,” then you’re familiar with the premise behind the newest version of the service, CARE. Like its predecessor, the CARE (CAll REassurance) Program helps ensure the well-being ...

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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: June 21, 2018

It’s a Call You Don’t Want to Miss!

UHC Calls black and white

One ringy-dingy, two-ringy-dingy…“Hello, this is UHC calling with an important message for YOU!” It may seem unusual, but the next time your phone’s caller ID reads “UnitedHealthcare (UHC),” there’s a good chance it’s an offer to connect you with informat...

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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 29, 2018

Don’t Miss a Thing: Update Your Contact Information

Mailbox home address

Help us, help you! We are in the process of updating our retiree contact information database and need your help. Please take a few minutes to review this Retiree Information Verification form. Open the document and complete the form to ensure we have you...

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Retirees
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: February 28, 2018

Watch for the RSP Cost-of-Live Adjustment on April 1

COLAnewsflash

According to Retirement Security Plan provisions, retirees receiving an RSP pension may be eligible for an annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) effective April 1, 2018.

This increase applies to retirees who have received benefits for 12 months as of Mar...

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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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Posted on: February 28, 2018

Where Should I Go for Medical Care? Avoid a Shocking ER Bill

EmergencyRoom

It can be overwhelming knowing where to go for medical care. The best way to be prepared is to establish a relationship with a Primary Care Physician, but unexpected accidents and illnesses can happen any time.

There are many healthcare options available, ...

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Posted on: February 28, 2018

Marinate on Good Nutrition

WellnessMinuteNewsflash

Team Plano, March is national nutrition month! This month let’s focus on clean eating and better food choices!

Clean eating is not about restricting your food choices, but choosing food in its most natural form with the least amount of preservati...

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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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