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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Paul F. McNulty Named New Chief Judge of Plano

Paul McNulty Plano judge

Congratulations to Paul Francis McNulty on his appointment as our new chief municipal court judge. Plano City Council members completed the selection process and made the happy announcement this week. After having served the City as senior associate munic...

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

Complete Cyber Security Awareness Training by TUESDAY, May 31

Cyber secruity training laptop

You will be locked out of the City’s network if this required training course is not completed by the deadline. You must complete the training by TUESDAY, May 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

All employees with access to government computers or databases mu...

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Spiff Up Your Neighborhood with a Beautification Grant

Neighborhood

Restore pride in your neighborhood with a little help from a Neighborhood Vitality and Beautification grant. The grant provides up to $10,000 in funding for a community-driven beautification project. Matching funds are required based on neighborhood type ...

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Take the Plunge When City Outdoor Pools Open May 28

Jack Carter pool

With temperatures averaging in the upper 90s already, news of more pools opening comes not a minute too soon! Plan to beat the heat with a dip in one of the City’s outdoor pools when they officially open for the season on Saturday, May 28. **

Get ...

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Don’t Miss the Sunset Memorial Day Ceremony

Memorial Day 2

On this special day, spend just a bit of time at the 45-minute service in memory of all Americans lost fighting in military conflicts. Be part of the local observance of Memorial Day during the Sunset at Memorial Park Ceremony on Monday, May 30.  ...

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Parks & Recreation Celebrates National Trails Day

Natl Trails Day WEB

Trails bring people of all ages and backgrounds together, connecting communities to nature and fostering health and wellness. Here in Plano, we are fortunate to have an extensive network of recreational trails throughout the city to enjoy. This award-winn...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

See 2022 Employee Appreciation Week Winners and Photos

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Employee Appreciation Week (EAW) festivities began and ended with everyone having a great time. The annual employee picnic possessed all of the necessary elements – good people, good food and no ants! It's always a treat when old and ne...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Contact Plano’s EAP Anytime, Anywhere for Counseling

Compsych EAP WEB

Team Plano, this is a quick reminder about one of your many work-life benefits! Employee assistance programs (EAP) are confidential services that employers provide to help employees with personal difficulties. At some point, we all may face personal emoti...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Hats Off to Building Inspectors for National Building Safety Month

SelsoMata Natl Building Safety Month (2)

A proclamation was presented to Chief Building Officer Selso Mata at the May 9 City Council meeting. As we observe National Building Safety Month, it’s important to recognize the professionals who work to ensure the City’s infrastructu...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Plano Parks & Recreation Ranks No. 1 in Texas per ParkScore

Park trail with fact marker

The Trust for Public Land has named Plano Parks & Recreation first in Texas and 15th in the United States, per their annual ParkScore rankings! This year’s report examined equity gaps in America and our evolving relationship to parks and pub...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Cast Your Vote for Plano Places in Plano Magazine 2022 “Best Of”

McCall Plaza event

Plano Magazine’s Best of 2022 campaign is looking to find THE BEST the City has to offer. The public is invited to vote online for their favorite businesses, venues and events. Several City establishments have been nominated in a few of the categories.

In ...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Photos from Admin. Professionals Day Confirm Appreciation

AdminProfessDay2022 WEB

All of Team Plano’s administrative professionals can say “mission accomplished” to feeling appreciated. Bright cheery e-vites attracted a room full of people to the City’s 2022 Administrative Professionals Day Lunch...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Test Your Understanding of Property Standards and City Events

Inside Plano May 2022 screen shot2

May brings more than summer showers as you’ll learn from the latest episode of the City’s Inside Plano podcast. Hosts Shannah Hayley and Steve Stoler share event news and answer the question “What are property standards and w...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: April 7, 2022

IMPORTANT: Citywide Computer Refresh Deployment Starts in June

Computers and monitors

The installation of new computers and laptops for the citywide Computer Refresh Project begins in June – ARE YOU READY? Everyone gets a new device during this event, but not everyone at once. This huge undertaking will be handled by departments ...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Plan Around Upcoming Pool Closures at Recreation Centers

Plano Aquatic Center pool

Parks & Recreation will begin work on two centers this month that affect regular operation hours. 

Plano Aquatic Center’s pool is being replastered and the facility will be closed through Friday, May 27. During this time, please visit our othe...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: April 28, 2022

Register Flexible Spending Accounts with Diversified Benefit Services

Diversifies Benefit Services FSA

We are in the second quarter of the year and many of you are using flexible spending account (FSA) benefits. Diversified Benefit Services, Inc. (DBS) is our administrator for the City of Plano FSA plans.  

As a reminder, our benefits plan provides...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: April 21, 2022

Governor Appoints Corina Sadler to OneStar National Service Commission

Corina Sadler headshot

Our Volunteer Resources Supervisor Corina Sadler is ecstatic over Governor Greg Abbott’s naming her to the National Service Commission at The OneStar Foundation

“To avoid confusion, I am not leaving the City of Plano, this is an additional role ...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: April 21, 2022

BRAVO, Plano Public Library on Receiving another Excellence Award

Texas Mun Library Dir Assoc Ach Exc Award Group

Plano Public Library has earned the 2022 Achievement of Library Excellence Award from the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association. This is the 17th consecutive year Plano has gotten this award.

These libraries exhibit distinction by providin...

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Posted on: February 10, 2022

Get Acquainted with Our Municipal Reference Library (MRL) Over Lunch

MRL lunch and learn 2022

Bring your lunch and explore our hidden gem, the Municipal Center Reference Library (MRL). Join Municipal Reference Librarian Bob Loftin for several informal explorations through the MRL with you on Mondays. Find out about free Plano Public Library resour...

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Posted on: April 14, 2022

Get a Head Start on Finding the Right Summer Camp

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We’re just about a month away from the last day of the Plano ISD school year (May 27) and you should make summer camp plans! Registration is open for a wide range of fun indoor and outdoor classes, camps and activities to make summer 2022 a blas...

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Are Your Beneficiaries Up to Date?

Beneficiary forms

Do you know who's listed on the beneficiary form for your TMRS, MissionSquare Retirement (formerly ICMA-RC), life insurance or final vacation and sick payout? It’s possibly not who you think or want it to be. We have heard numerous horr...

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Resist Springtime Overwatering of Lawns

Water sprinklers in yard with flowers

More sunshine, longer and warmer days signal green things to bud and grow, but watch your water usage. Beginning Friday, April 1, you are encouraged to water lawns and landscapes only two times a week if needed through October 31

The Spring/Summ...

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Get Home Repair Help with a Great Update Rebate

Great Update Rebate

Is your home 35 years old or older? Is your property value at or less than $383,180? Home improvements you may want to make could happen if you qualify for the Great Update Rebate! 

This City program helps Plano homeowners finance the costs of car...

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Doo the Right Thing—it’s Everyone’s Responsibility!

Dog Park Rules at Jack Carter

Dog Park trips offer dog-parents and their pets a chance to bond, socialize and run off some pent-up energy. It is important to remember that with all that fun comes responsibility. Dog park rules and regulations are in place to ensure safety for all visi...

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Posted on: March 23, 2022

Don’t Put Your Health on Hold: Value Preventive Care

Preventive care

Imagine we took care of our bodies like we take care of our car – checking them regularly to ensure optimal performance. Regular medical check-ups confirm you’re healthy and detect early signs of illness. Getting medical treatment earl...

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Posted on: March 17, 2022

Stay on Track with Airrosti!

Airrosti muscular conditions

If you’re struggling with chronic pain or a nagging injury, don’t wait any longer when help is a call away. Airrosti providers are dedicated to fixing pain fast and helping you return to the activities you love!

Schedule your in-office or virtual appointme...

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

Complete NEW State Mandated Course, “Workplace Waste Ace”

Workplace Waste Ace video screenshot

In 2020, a state law was passed requiring government entities to establish educational programs encouraging employees to recycle. To meet this state requirement, the Sustainability & Environmental Education division created a new training module, Work...

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Posted on: February 24, 2022

Use PlanoCRX. Don’t Pay More for Maintenance Meds.

PlanoCRX

Did you know that you could be eligible to participate in the PlanoCRX program, which offers certain brand name medications at zero cost?  

PlanoCRX is a voluntary prescription drug mail order option offered through CRX International to eligible e...

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Posted on: February 24, 2022

Enable the Closed Captioning Feature on Your Zoom Meetings

Closed captioning screenshot

From now on it’s important to make sure our external Zoom meetings are accessible to all virtual participants. By activating the Closed Captioning feature, meeting and webinar discussions are transcribed during the live sessions. 

Listen as Andrea...

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Posted on: February 10, 2022

Team Plano, Rediscover the Things that Ground Us

Ground Rules active listeners

For weeks, you have seen messages promoting our “We Are Team Plano” campaign. Those four words go beyond sharing WHAT we are about into WHO we are and WHY we do what we do.

  • You heard City Manager Mark Israelson reinforce his message tha...
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Posted on: February 10, 2022

Use Your Nurse Care Manager Resources through Communitas

Nurse care manager

Should you or an insured family member experience a major illness or injury, the last thing you need is the stress of dealing with doctors and many bills. Consider using one of your benefits, Communitas.  

The services of highly-trained, compassio...

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Posted on: February 10, 2022

Register for New Virtual Classes from Connect4Health

Yoga meditation group at work

Achieve harmony of mind and body by taking advantage of two FREE classes that only require 30 minutes of your day. Consider these options for wellness:

Yoga for Every Body – Skill in Self-CareTraditional Yoga meets Western Culture in this total b...

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Posted on: February 3, 2022

Find an In-Network Physician

In network doctors

When it comes to locating in-network providers, benefit plan members have several options to help with this task.

The first option is to contact WebTPA Customer Service at 844-380-4552 or email helpme@webtpa.com. WebTPA checks to see if your physician is i...

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Posted on: September 23, 2021

Access a Storehouse of Yard Tools for Free

Lawn care tools

The City’s Tool Lending Program is the neighbor you can borrow from anytime to handle your yard work. This service is for Plano residents who need equipment to trim trees and hedges, cut grass or complete several other lawn chores. 

Thro...

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Improve Your Financial Fitness with Money Smart for Older Adults

Money Smart seniors class

Take charge of your financial affairs and be better prepared for the unpredictable challenges of life. Plano Public Library presents a four-session money literacy class designed to help you protect your funds. 

This workshop is presented in partne...

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Retirees
Posted on: May 19, 2022

Don’t Miss the Sunset Memorial Day Ceremony

Memorial Day 2

On this special day, spend just a bit of time at the 45-minute service in memory of all Americans lost fighting in military conflicts. Be part of the local observance of Memorial Day during the Sunset at Memorial Park Ceremony on Monday, May 30.  ...

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Retirees
Posted on: May 19, 2022

Ride Along to Fine Dining with the Sam Johnson Rec Center

Fine dining table

Take a short trip south for a fun Sam Johnson Recreation Center (SJRC) outing in Dallas for shopping and fine dining. Enjoy spending the day at NorthPark Mall coupled with a visit to the Seasons 52 restaurant for an exquisite meal on Wednesday, August 17....

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Retirees
Posted on: May 19, 2022

Parks & Recreation Celebrates National Trails Day

Natl Trails Day WEB

Trails bring people of all ages and backgrounds together, connecting communities to nature and fostering health and wellness. Here in Plano, we are fortunate to have an extensive network of recreational trails throughout the city to enjoy. This award-winn...

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Retirees
Posted on: May 19, 2022

Get Rolling with a Belly Dance Fitness Class

Seniors Belly dancing class

Here’s a chance to shake and shimmy your way to stronger core muscles, better coordination and balance in a fun new class. The Sam Johnson Recreation Center (SJRC) brings you Belly Dance Fitness for Beginners starting Friday, June 6.

Eac...

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Retirees
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Plano Police Seeks Community Help with Survey

Plano police entrance with statue

The Plano Police Department is seeking community input through a survey designed to assess how the department is doing.

Through the survey, residents can offer their views on safety, quality of life and quality of police services.

“Community feedb...

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Retirees
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Plano Parks & Recreation Ranks No. 1 in Texas per ParkScore

Park trail with fact marker

The Trust for Public Land has named Plano Parks & Recreation first in Texas and 15th in the United States, per their annual ParkScore rankings! This year’s report examined equity gaps in America and our evolving relationship to parks and public land, ...

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Retirees
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Cast Your Vote for Plano Places in Plano Magazine 2022 “Best Of”

McCall Plaza event

Plano Magazine’s Best of 2022 campaign is looking to find THE BEST the City has to offer. The public is invited to vote online for their favorite businesses, venues and events. Several City establishments have been nominated in a few of the categories.

In ...

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Retirees
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Plan Around Upcoming Pool Closures at Recreation Centers

Plano Aquatic Center pool

Parks & Recreation will begin work on two centers this month that affect regular operation hours. 

Plano Aquatic Center’s pool is being replastered and the facility will be closed through Friday, May 27. During this time, please visit our othe...

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Retirees
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Test Your Understanding of Property Standards and City Events

Inside Plano May 2022 screen shot2

May brings more than summer showers as you’ll learn from the latest episode of the City’s Inside Plano podcast. Hosts Shannah Hayley and Steve Stoler share event news and answer the question “What are property standards and why should residents care?”&...

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Retirees
Posted on: April 28, 2022

Retirees, Are You Nearing Medicare Eligibility?

Medicare-questions

There are a few things you need to know before turning 65. If you are a retiree on the City of Plano’s medical, dental or vision plan, your coverage ends on the last day of the month before you turn 65. At 65, you must transition to Med...

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Retirees
Posted on: April 14, 2022

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Changes for Medicare Part B Members

COVID 19 at home test

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released information on ramped-up access to home COVID tests. As of April 4, seniors who have Medicare Part B, including those enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, are now eligible to get up to ...

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Retirees
Posted on: April 14, 2022

Cyber Security for Older Adults is a Big Deal – Learn More!

Senior cyber security class

The world around us changes daily and our digital safety needs constant attention. A beneficial FREE workshop, Cyber Generations, is planned at the Sam Johnson Recreation Center for June 15 and June 16. Bryan Chew and members of his CyberPatriots...

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Retirees
Posted on: April 7, 2022

Link to the “Little Blue Man” with Stoler on the Street

Stoler on the Street Little Blue Man2

Visits to the City of Plano’s official website, plano.gov, yield a bountiful resource of beneficial information. But accessing all of this info isn’t so easy for everyone. Individuals with disabilities may experience difficulty navigat...

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Retirees
Posted on: March 31, 2022

Are Your Beneficiaries Up to Date?

Beneficiary forms

Do you know who's listed on the beneficiary form for your TMRS, MissionSquare Retirement (formerly ICMA-RC), life insurance? It’s possibly not who you think or want it to be. We have heard numerous horror stories about retirement benefi...

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Retirees
Posted on: March 31, 2022

Get Home Repair Help with a Great Update Rebate

Great Update Rebate

Is your home 35 years old or older? Is your property value at or less than $383,180? Home improvements you may want to make could happen if you qualify for the Great Update Rebate! 

This City program helps Plano homeowners finance the costs of car...

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Retirees
Posted on: March 31, 2022

Resist Springtime Overwatering of Lawns

Water sprinklers in yard with flowers

More sunshine, longer and warmer days signal green things to bud and grow, but watch your water usage. Beginning Friday, April 1, you are encouraged to water lawns and landscapes only two times a week if needed through October 31

The Spring/Summ...

Read on...

Retirees
Posted on: March 31, 2022

Doo the Right Thing—it’s Everyone’s Responsibility!

Dog Park Rules at Jack Carter

Dog Park trips offer dog-parents and their pets a chance to bond, socialize and run off some pent-up energy. It is important to remember that with all that fun comes responsibility. Dog park rules and regulations are in place to ensure safety for all visi...

Read on...

Retirees
Posted on: March 23, 2022

Don’t Put Your Health on Hold: Value Preventive Care

Preventive care

Imagine we took care of our bodies like we take care of our car – checking them regularly to ensure optimal performance. Regular medical check-ups confirm you’re healthy and detect early signs of illness. Getting medical treatment early increases our chan...

Read on...

Retirees
Posted on: March 17, 2022

Stay on Track with Airrosti!

Airrosti muscular conditions

If you’re struggling with chronic pain or a nagging injury, don’t wait any longer when help is a call away. Airrosti providers are dedicated to fixing pain fast and helping you return to the activities you love!

Schedule your in-office or virtual appointme...

Read on...

Retirees
Posted on: March 10, 2022

Retirement Security Plan (RSP) Recipients Get Cost-of-Living Increase

Retirement Security Plan RSP COLA increase

According to Retirement Security Plan provisions, retirees receiving an RSP pension may be eligible for an annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). This increase is for retirees who have received benefits for 12 months as of March 31, 2022. 

In ac...

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Retirees
Posted on: March 3, 2022

Are You Working Part-time in Retirement….or Plan to?

Senior working PT in retirement

Did you know that working after retirement can boost your mental, physical and social fitness? Exercise, reading and crossword puzzles may provide the stimulus to help stay fit mentally and physically, but working is also an excellent way to stay engaged....

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Retirees
Posted on: February 24, 2022

Use PlanoCRX. Don’t Pay More for Maintenance Meds.

PlanoCRX

Did you know that you could be eligible to participate in the PlanoCRX program, which offers certain brand name medications at zero cost?  

PlanoCRX is a voluntary prescription drug mail order option offered through CRX International to eligible e...

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Retirees
Posted on: February 17, 2022

Assist the Plano Senior Advisory Board with Local Issues

Seniors at a Advisory Board meeting

Are you interested in tackling senior issues? The Plano Senior Advisory Board welcomes your input. This group works with City Council and City staff to raise public awareness and make recommendations that improve the quality of life for our senior populat...

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Retirees
Posted on: February 10, 2022

Use Your Nurse Care Manager Resources through Communitas

Nurse care manager

Should you or an insured family member experience a major illness or injury, the last thing you need is the stress of dealing with doctors and many bills. Pre-65ers should consider using one of your benefits, Communitas.  

The services of highly-t...

Read on...

Retirees
Posted on: February 10, 2022

Register for New Virtual Classes from Connect4Health

Yoga meditation group at work

Achieve harmony of mind and body by taking advantage of two FREE classes that only require 30 minutes of your day. Consider these options for wellness:

Yoga for Every Body – Skill in Self-CareTraditional Yoga meets Western Culture in this total body and mi...

Read on...

Retirees
Posted on: February 3, 2022

Pre-65ers Get Help Finding an In-Network Physician

In network doctors

When it comes to locating in-network providers, pre-65 year old retiree benefit plan members have several options to help with this task.

The first option is to contact WebTPA Customer Service at 844-380-4552 or email helpme@webtpa.com. WebTPA checks to se...

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Retirees
Posted on: September 23, 2021

Access a Storehouse of Yard Tools for Free

Lawn care tools

The City’s Tool Lending Program is the neighbor you can borrow from anytime to handle your yard work. This service is for Plano residents who need equipment to trim trees and hedges, cut grass or a number of other lawn chores. 

Through t...

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Retirees

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Training & Development: Virtual Courses are Available

Training Online

Human Resources offers a catalog of virtual 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. 

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