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Posted on: April 19, 2018

Welcome to SERVE!

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This is an exciting message from City Manager Bruce Glasscock about an our organization.

Hey Team Plano!

About two years ago, I asked our Executive Team to get together and identify values that signified what was important to us and the work we all do as pa...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: April 5, 2018

Employee Appreciation Week Revives the Plano Safety Olympics

SERVE flyer for WEB

Employee Appreciation Week is just around the corner (May 7-11) and it’s going to be an exciting time for Team Plano to celebrate…..well, Team Plano!

During these five event-filled days, you’ll be SERVED up several opportunit...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: April 19, 2018

Toss Old and Unused Meds Safely – NO Questions Asked

Natl RX Drug Take Back WEB

Having expired medication around the house can be a problem. A great solution is to use the National Prescription Drug Take Back program to safely discard all unused and expired prescription drugs you have at home. Bring those bottles and bags of meds to ...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: April 19, 2018

Local Rotary Club Presents Service Award to Melissa Peachey

Melissa Peachey - Rotary Recognition

It’s three cheers for Melissa Peachey on receiving the Plano Sunrise Rotary Club’s City Employee Award for outstanding service to Plano’s citizens. She was presented with the organization’s stately trophy on Friday,...

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Posted on: April 19, 2018

Murphy City Manager Shows Steve Funk Appreciation at Council Meeting

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Michael Castro, Murphy city manager, appeared before Plano City Council this month to formally thank Steve Funk for help on a big project. As Environmental Waste Services superintendent, Steve has a reputation for doing a great job. But it’s nic...

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Posted on: April 19, 2018

Library Received the 2017 Achievement of Library Excellence Award

TMLDA 2017 Achievement of Excellence Award

Library Director Libby Holtmann and staff members accepted the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association (TMLDA) award during the April 9 City Council meeting. Plano’s library has received this honor every year since 2005. In a letter from t...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Human Resources Wins National Plan Sponsor of the Year Award

HR Plan Sponsor Award

On March 29, the City of Plano received the prestigious 2018 Plan Sponsor of the Year Award for its 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. PLANSPONSOR is the trusted information and solutions resource for America’s retirement benefits decision makers. ...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Update Your Beneficiary Forms. It’s Important!

Beneficiary forms

Do you know who's listed on the beneficiary form for your TMRS, ICMA-RC, life insurance, final vacation and sick payout? It’s possible that it's not who you think or want it to be. Over the years, we have heard numerous horror stories about reti...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Save a Life with Tips for Pedestrian Safety

pedestrian crossing

Walking or riding a bicycle while distracted could be extremely hazardous to your health. Warmer weather can make you want to be outdoors walking to work, to school or to get some exercise. Here are some tips for staying safe while navigating our streets:...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Display Case: 911 Education Month & Telecommunicator Week

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The Municipal Center lobby is home to several images of Plano’s rich history and culture, and home to vibrant samples of our departments’ excellence. The glass display case near the Action Center Desk is one of the building’s best features. It showcases t...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: April 12, 2018

We All Deal with Stress…so Take some Time to Unwind!

Stress management

Stress has a direct impact on your mind and body. Long-term stress can lead to a variety of illnesses (from headaches to stomach disorders to depression) and can even increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. When you perceive a threat, the body reac...

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1 Announcements
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: April 12, 2018

Plano City News Headlines help You Stay In Tune

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Plano City News is a weekly newsletter produced and distributed by the Communications and Community Outreach department. This digital publication keeps Plano residents abreast of the latest City news.

Inside this week’s issue:

  • Drug Take Back Day i...
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1 Announcements
Posted on: April 5, 2018

2018 Administrative Professionals Luncheon will Make Your Day!

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It's finally time for the annual Administrative Professionals Appreciation Luncheon – an afternoon set aside to say “Thanks!”  Senior Training Coordinator Tony Beasley and his crew have planned an extraordinarily eve...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: April 5, 2018

Tuition Assistance Applications are Available Now

Tuition Assist program

Have you considered professional development by furthering your education? You’re in luck, because the City provides a generous Tuition Assistance Program to reimburse you (up to $3,000) for completing any degree courses related to jobs employed...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: March 29, 2018

SAVE the DATE: Employee Appreciation Week

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The dates are set for this year’s Employee Appreciation Week – May 7-11. It’s going to be an exciting time for Team Plano to celebrate…..well, Team Plano!

During these five event-filled days, you’ll be SER...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: March 29, 2018

1st Active Shooter Class for Employees

Active Shooter RunHideFight

Insuring your safety is of paramount importance to the City of Plano. In the face of horrific headlines that report violent mass shootings around the globe and senseless loss of life, it’s necessary for everyone to become educated about how to i...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: March 29, 2018

Financial Protection for Your Family Against the Unexpected

Life insurance 101

Life insurance can provide peace of mind and ensure loved ones will be taken care of in the event of your death. The City of Plano provides life insurance coverage for full-time employees and retirees at no cost through Cigna.

Basic Life Insurance

Basic Lif...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: March 22, 2018

Officer Bianez Graces the Cover of the AARP Bulletin

AARP March newsletter cover

Plano Police Officer Christopher Bianez is again in the national spotlight as he adorns the March 2018 cover of the AARP Bulletin. In fact, Chris is not only a pretty face for the publication, but a major contributor to the cover story titled “W...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: March 22, 2018

Parks and Recreation Staffers Achieve National Certifications

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Several Parks and Recreation team members received their Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) credentials. This is an important accomplishment earned through the National Recreation and Park Association. The organization is responsible for se...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: March 14, 2018

Equip Yourself for an Active Shooter

Shooter

When an active shooter hits, you may only get one chance to act. Plano Police are working with Human Resources to offer classes for you to learn in-person how to react should an active shooter come to your workspace, home or any place you frequent (such a...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: March 14, 2018

What’s a Pop Up?

Benefits

This is a great opportunity for employees to meet with us to discuss any benefit items and to gain valuable information. Would you like the benefits team to visit your area? Just contact hrbenefits@plano.gov to schedule your pop-up meeting.

Check the March...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: March 14, 2018

Congratulations, Plano Fire-Rescue Winners and Nominees

Chance Roberts - Paramedic of the Year

Heroes are in our midst every day as the Fire-Rescue department is on call to save Plano residents 24/7. Every year we honor those staff members who went above and beyond in their service to the City of Plano. 

Enjoy the photo gallery for the 2017...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: March 7, 2018

2017 TMRS Member Annual Statements Are in the Mail

Couple reviews retirement statements.

And the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) Member Annual Statement goes to you! That’s right, these statements go in the mail in March to all members with a TMRS account (contributing and noncontributing). The annual statements reflect each member’s...

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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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American Fidelity Hospital Gap Claim Form 1 Announcements
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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1 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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1 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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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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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: April 12, 2018

Plano City News Headlines help You Stay In Tune

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Plano City News is a weekly newsletter produced and distributed by the Communications and Community Outreach department.

Plano City News is a weekly newsletter produced and distributed by the Communications and Community Outreach department. This digital publication keeps Plano residents abreast of the latest City news.

Inside this week’s issue:

  • Talk Taxes at Plano ...
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Posted on: April 19, 2018

Medicare to Remove Social Security Numbers from Cards

Medicare Cards No SS numbers

You’re getting a new Medicare card!

Between April 2018 and April 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will be removing Social Security numbers from Medicare cards and mailing each person a new card. This will help keep your ...

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Retirees
Posted on: April 19, 2018

Toss Old and Unused Meds Safely – NO Questions Asked

Natl RX Drug Take Back WEB

Having expired medication around the house can be a problem. A great solution is to use the National Prescription Drug Take Back program to safely discard all unused and expired prescription drugs you have at home. Bring those nearly empty bottles and bag...

Read on...

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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Additional Info... Retirees
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Update Your Beneficiary Forms. It’s Important!

Beneficiary forms

Do you know who's listed on the beneficiary form for your TMRS, ICMA-RC, life insurance, final vacation and sick payout? It’s possible that it's not who you think or want it to be. Over the years, we have heard numerous horror stories about reti...

Read on...

Retirees
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Save a Life with Tips for Pedestrian Safety

pedestrian crossing

Walking or riding a bicycle while distracted could be extremely hazardous to your health. Warmer weather can make you want to be outdoors walking to work, to school or to get some exercise. Here are some tips for staying safe while navigating our streets:...

Read on...

Retirees
Posted on: April 12, 2018

We All Deal with Stress…so Take some Time to Unwind!

Stress management

April is National Stress Awareness Month… so take some time to unwind!

Stress has a direct impact on your mind and body. Long-term stress can lead to a variety of illnesses (from headaches to stomach disorders to depression) and can even increas...

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Retirees
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Plano City News Headlines help You Stay In Tune

PCN

Plano City News is a weekly newsletter produced and distributed by the Communications and Community Outreach department. This digital publication keeps Plano residents abreast of the latest City news.

Inside this week’s issue:

  • Drug Take Back Day i...
Read on...

Retirees
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Display Case: “Texas Pure Products” provided by Public Works

Display Case 07 PSC 911 50th Anniv

The Municipal Center lobby is home to several images of Plano’s rich history and culture, and home to vibrant samples of our departments’ excellence. The glass display case near the Action Center Desk is one of the building’s...

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Retirees
Posted on: April 5, 2018

“Safety Minute” of the Week: Neighborhood Crime Watch

Neighbor watching

Does your community have a Neighborhood Crime Watch in place? Maybe not. The Plano Police’s Crime Prevention Unit regularly produces the online “Safety Minute” to help safeguard your property from intruders.

In this latest ins...

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Retirees
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 29, 2018

A Checklist for Preventing Falls in Your Home

Mind your step

You can make your home safe from falls with just a few basic changes. This doesn’t have to involve a complete house remodel. Senior care experts offer the following advice for preventing falls at home:

  • Clean up clutter. The easiest method for pre...
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Retirees
Posted on: March 22, 2018

Get Out There! Socialization is Key to a Healthy Lifestyle

Seniors divers and active

How important is socialization as a person ages? Very important! According to a study by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, social isolation and loneliness are associated with a higher risk of mortality in adults 52 and older. Thankfully...

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Retirees
Posted on: March 22, 2018

Officer Bianez Graces the Cover of the AARP Bulletin

AARP March newsletter cover

Plano Police Officer Christopher Bianez is again in the national spotlight as he adorns the March 2018 cover of the AARP Bulletin. In fact, Chris is not only a pretty face for the publication, but a major contributor to the cover story titled “What They K...

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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: March 14, 2018

Congratulations, Plano Fire-Rescue Winners and Nominees

Chance Roberts - Paramedic of the Year

Heroes are in our midst every day as the Fire-Rescue department is on call to save Plano residents 24/7. Every year we honor those staff members who went above and beyond in their service to the City of Plano. 

Enjoy the photo gallery for the 2017...

Read on...

Retirees
Posted on: March 7, 2018

2017 TMRS Member Annual Statements Finish Mailing this Week

Couple reviews retirement statements.

Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) Member Annual Statements go in the mail in March to all members with a TMRS account (contributing and noncontributing). The annual statements reflect each member’s account balance for the 2017 calendar year and pro...

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Posted on: February 28, 2018

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

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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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American Fidelity Hospital Gap Claim Form Retirees
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, ...

Read on...

Additional Info... Retirees
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...

Read on...

Retirees
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.

Additional Info... Retirees
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: 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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Training

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

We All Deal with Stress…so Take some Time to Unwind!

Stress management

April is National Stress Awareness Month… so take some time to unwind!

Stress has a direct impact on your mind and body. Long-term stress can lead to a variety of illnesses (from headaches to stomach disorders to depression) and can even increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. When you perceive a threat, the body reac...

Read on...

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