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Posted on: March 4, 2021

City Manager is Blown Away by How YOU SERVE! See Photos.

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Frigid temperatures, uncommon snowfall and power outages…almost sounds like the opening scene of a Hallmark rom-com. Only our winter storm reached disaster level, not in the least bit comical. For us, the statewide disaster prompted City Manage...

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Get Rejuvenated at “The Year of You” March Webinars

Year of You webinar series

After surviving an interesting 2020, Connect4Health (C4H) is working with Village Health Partners to get 2021 on track ... with you in mind! Keeping in line with this year’s C4H theme, “The Year of You,” you’re invi...

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Alan Spurgin Celebrates Two Milestones: 35 Years and Retirement

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Alan Spurgin clearly remembers his first day on the job on February 10, 1986. In fact, Alan looks back on that day with fondness and gratitude. Now, Alan is retiring after 35 years with the City of Plano Public Works department, 15 of which he spent as a ...

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Eat Green in March for National Nutrition Month

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This year’s National Nutrition Month focus is on ways to personalize your plate. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics works to encourage everyone to make informed, healthy food choices and develop solid physical activity habits. 

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1 Announcements
Posted on: March 4, 2021

Apply for a 2021 Temporary Property Tax Exemption

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You may qualify for a 2021 temporary property tax exemption. With Gov. Greg Abbott's disaster area declaration, Tax Code Section 11.35 allows a qualified property with at least 15% disaster damage to receive a temporary exemption of a portion of ...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: March 4, 2021

Report Road Hazards to Fix It Plano

Fix It Plano potholes

The aftermath of our winter storm may have caused some damage to City streets, roads and sidewalks. If you see a pothole or another City asset needing repair, report it to Fix It Plano. 

Download the Fix It Plano app to report damaged playground e...

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

What’s Your PISD Student Doing for Spring Break?

Spring Break camps

If you’re a Plano Independent School District (PISD) parent, chances are you know March 8-12 is PISD’s Spring Break. What you may not know is how to engage those little tikes while school is out. Consider signing them up for a Spring B...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

Register Now for a Plano Recreation Program

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Make early plans for fun leisure programs and get on the list during Parks & Recreation spring registration. Signups begin this Saturday, February 27 at 8 a.m. for Plano residents.

The pandemic is ongoing, but Plano offers tons of ways people can safel...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

9-1-1 Celebrates 53 Years of Providing a Lifeline

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On February 16, 1968, Senator Rankin Fite made the first 9-1-1 call in Haleyville, Alabama. The red rotary phone he used to make the call is still on display. This year marks 53 years of a successful lifesaving public safety answering point (PSAP), better...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

Senior Recreation Center receives National Accreditation

Exterior at Senior Center

Congratulations to the Sam Johnson Senior Recreation Center for Adults 50+ (SJC) for earning this national honor. The National Council of Aging (NCOA) grants this industry accreditation to only the best facilities. 

The Purpose of this Accreditati...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Watch Your City of Plano Utility Bill for a 2,000-Gallon Water Credit

Dripping faucet with pink piggy bank

The City of Plano will provide an automatic 2,000-gallon credit to all residential customers to offset water use for dripping faucets during the winter storm. There is no need to call or file paperwork. The credit will be automatically applied to your Mar...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

Dispose of Water-Damaged Demolition and Construction Materials

Bulky waste piled at curb

Unfortunately, many Texans are dealing with varying degrees of damage to their property due to the recent winter storm. If you experienced home damage, you may be wondering how to dispose of items like carpet and pads, sheetrock, tile and wood flooring, p...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Water District Switches to Different Disinfectant for Water System

NTWD water treatment plant

The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) will soon change the type of disinfectant used in our water system. For a 28-day period, beginning Monday, March 1, the District conducts its scheduled annual maintenance.

Normally, chloramines (a combinatio...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: February 11, 2021

UPDATE: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Survey Results under Review

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Team Plano, near the end of 2020, we distributed a short survey to everyone. You were asked to share your thoughts to questions about how well our organization embodies the characteristics of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEI&B). &nb...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

Find Manager Resources with 1 Click from TeamPlano.us

Manager Resources WEB

Managers, directors and supervisors now have easy access to the wealth of information on the Sharepoint site. 

A Manager Resources tab is now on our employee intranet site, TeamPlano.us. The tab is a direct link to organizational tools relating to...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: February 11, 2021

Check Out the Wear Red Selfies and Raffle Winners

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Supporting the significance of American Heart Month, many of you broke out red garments on February 5. Heart disease affects everyone – young, old, men and women, and crosses all ethnicities. Refer to the TeamPlano.us article “Don&...

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

Plano Offers Rebates, Loans for Switching to Solar Power

Solar paneled house roof

Residents and local businesses now have the opportunity to explore the use of solar power, affordably. Nonprofit group Solar United Neighbors (SUN) launched the Plano Solar Co-op for members to learn about solar energy and purchase individual solar system...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

Access Doctors Anytime, Anywhere with Teladoc for $5

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Plano employees have 24/7 access to U.S. board-certified doctors virtually through the convenience of a phone or video call. As part of our medical benefits plan, Teladoc is an affordable alternative to costly urgent care and ER visits when you or your fa...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: January 21, 2021

Get Up to Speed with the February Inside Plano Podcast

Inside Plano podcast Feb

For February 2021, the long-running Inside Plano podcast continues to deliver on its promise to apprise you of the latest City news. With their fingers literally on the pulse of our fair town, hosts Shannah Hayley and Steve Stoler report this month on:&am...

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

COVID-19 UPDATE: Open Vaccination Hubs and Waitlists (Feb. 11)

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Until further notice, new signups for the Collin County vaccine waitlist have been temporarily suspended. Vaccine locations that use the Collin County vaccine waitlist will continue to contact members of the waitlist in Phase 1A and 1B categories to make ...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

COVID-19 UPDATE: Vaccinations for 1A and 1B Groups (Feb. 4)

COVID vaccine info graphic

The City is only authorized to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to employees in the Phase 1A category – EMS/Public Safety. With vaccine supplies scarce, some public safety employees are still waiting to receive the shot.

It is challenging, but ple...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: January 27, 2021

Make 2021 the Year of You, Team Plano!

Year of You happy couples

All January Senior Wellness Coordinator Michelle Gifford has been sharing messages about self-care. “I have been talking to Team Plano members about how to do this through the TeamPlano Newsletter, emails and your monthly Toilet Talk readers,&am...

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Posted on: January 27, 2021

Contact Plano’s EAP Anytime, Anywhere for Counseling

EAP work life balance

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 face personal emotional...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

Save some Money in 2022 with the C4H Premium Incentive Program

C4H premium incentive program

It’s not too early to think about our 2022 healthcare benefit costs and how we can save money. Consider this a friendly Connect4Health (C4H) reminder. Earn your premium incentive for Benefit Plan Year 2022 by completing two things between Septem...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

Roll Back the Rug, Grab a Brush and Turn Up the Volume for Plano Fun

Family dancing at home

There’s no shortage of enticing things to do in Plano because Plano Arts & Events is serious about fun. Absolutely nobody gets left out of the “winter-happy” with this lineup of FREE socially-distanced activities:

Plano Family Dance PartySaturday, Febr...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: January 21, 2021

Understand our New Healthcare Benefits the CliffNotes Way

2021 Benefits video screen

Read the important details about the benefits plan in simple terms like CliffNotes provide. The Human Resources Benefits team has compiled a quick review of our current medical, dental, vision and prescription plans, in addition to useful Q&As to assi...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Well-being and Self-care: How to Start Your Wellness Journey in 2021!

Wellness on a leaf

Self-care is defined as behaviors, activities and skills that you use to take care of yourself. There are a number of dimensions to the practice in each of us – physical, emotional, mental, social, intellectual, environmental and spiritual. Each...

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

Wade in for the Fit in Plano Swim Challenge

Oak Point pool

Ring in the start to a healthy and happy New Year with Oak Point Recreation Center’s Fit in Plano Swim Challenge! This new virtual fitness challenge runs Monday, January 11 through Saturday, March 6. It is a great way to accomplish your personal fitness g...

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Posted on: December 10, 2020

Complete Mandatory Security Awareness Training Soon

Cyber security mandatory training

All employees with access to government computers or databases must complete annual Security Awareness Training. This state mandated course became effective in 2019 with the passing of Texas House Bill 3834. The City uses the KnowBe4 training platform whi...

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

It’s a Green Light for St. Patrick’s Day Lunch at Sam Johnson Center

SJC St Patricks Day lunch

You don’t need a pot of gold to enjoy the St. Patrick's Day Lunch DRIVE THRU at Sam Johnson Recreation Center. Join them on Wednesday, March 17 for a fun, socially-distant holiday observance.

The menu features: 

  • A cold corned bee...
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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Get Help with Your Property’s Storm Damage Repairs

Storm damage repairs

If you need assistance with repairs or updates to your Plano home after last week's winter storm, help is at your fingertips. Check out the resources below: 

Emergency Assistance provides for conditions that pose a serious and immediate t...

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Apply for a 2021 Temporary Property Tax Exemption

Property tax exemption

You may qualify for a 2021 temporary property tax exemption. With Gov. Greg Abbott's disaster area declaration, Tax Code Section 11.35 allows a qualified property with at least 15% disaster damage to receive a temporary exemption of a portion of the appra...

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Retirees
Posted on: March 4, 2021

Alan Spurgin Celebrates Two Milestones: 35 Years and Retirement

Alan Spurgin early2

Alan Spurgin clearly remembers his first day on the job on February 10, 1986. In fact, Alan looks back on that day with fondness and gratitude. Now, Alan is retiring after 35 years with the City of Plano Public Works department, 15 of which he spent as a ...

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Retirees
Posted on: March 4, 2021

Report Road Hazards to Fix It Plano

Fix It Plano potholes

The aftermath of our winter storm may have caused some damage to City streets, roads and sidewalks. If you see a pothole or another City asset needing repair, report it to Fix It Plano. 

Download the Fix It Plano app to report damaged playground e...

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Retirees
Posted on: March 4, 2021

Make March a Time of Discovery through Parks & Recreation

PARD Senior Zoom classes

There’s plenty for Plano seniors to do in March and some of it is free. Check the list below for opportunities for learning and fun:

Learn How to Prevent Stress EatingIf you're one of the many people who turns to food as a means of deali...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

Senior Volunteers Needed for COVID-19 Research Study

COVID senior hunger study

The medical community has questions about the Impact of COVID-19 and food insecurity on older adults. To get answers, the Department of Social Work at Texas Christian University (Fort Worth) is conducting an investigation into the matter.

The University is...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

Watch Your City of Plano Utility Bill for a 2,000-Gallon Water Credit

Dripping faucet with pink piggy bank

The City of Plano will provide an automatic 2,000-gallon credit to all residential customers to offset water use for dripping faucets during the winter storm. There is no need to call or file paperwork. The credit will be automatically applied to your Mar...

Read on...

Retirees
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Senior Recreation Center receives National Accreditation

Exterior at Senior Center

Congratulations to the Sam Johnson Senior Recreation Center for Adults 50+ (SJC) for earning this national honor. The National Council of Aging (NCOA) grants this industry accreditation to only the best facilities. 

The Purpose of this Accreditati...

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Retirees
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Water District Switches to Different Disinfectant for Water System

NTWD water treatment plant

The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) will soon change the type of disinfectant used in our water system. For a 28-day period, beginning Monday, March 1, the District conducts its scheduled annual maintenance.

Normally, chloramines (a combinatio...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

Travel the Corridors of the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower, FREE

Louvre exterior

Shake off the effects of our winter snow storm with a jaunt through one of the world’s most beautiful museums. Take a virtual adventure abroad to see famous works of art at the Louvre in Paris, France.

No travel itinerary needed and it costs abso...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

Dispose of Water-Damaged Demolition and Construction Materials

Unfortunately, many Texans are dealing with varying degrees of damage to their property due to the recent winter storm. If you experienced home damage, you may be wondering how to dispose of items like carpet and pads, sheetrock, tile and wood flooring, p...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

Remember Charlotte’s Web in a Different Way

Charlottes Web Wilbur

Nearly everyone has read or at least heard of the children’s classic book, “Charlotte’s Web.” Instead of rereading this family favorite, piece the story together with a fun puzzle.

Got some time on your hands? Click here to get reacquainted with Wilbur and...

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

Plano Offers Rebates, Loans for Switching to Solar Power

Solar paneled house roof

Residents and local businesses now have the opportunity to explore the use of solar power, affordably. Nonprofit group Solar United Neighbors (SUN) launched the Plano Solar Co-op for members to learn about solar energy and purchase individual solar system...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

Hear Tips on Avoiding Covid-19 Fraud & Scams

COVID fraud and scams

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services wants everyone to be on alert for COVID-19 vaccine scams. The Department’s Assistant Inspector General for Investigations Chris Schrank shares what you need to know in order to be protected agai...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

No In-person Tax Help at Plano Public Library this Year

Need tax prep help

Tax season is underway and many of us are beginning the arduous chore of gathering receipts and documents for filing. Help preparing IRS forms could usually be found at the Plano Public Library, but this year AARP in-person tax assistance has been suspend...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

Doors are Open at Wellness Center for Older Adults

Wellness Center nurse health screening

COVID-19 safety protocols caused closures and restricted openings everywhere, but the Wellness Center for Older Adults (WCOA) remained open. Executive Director Joy Hinkelman credits her dedicated staff for their commitment to continue providing care to cl...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

Get Up to Speed with the February Inside Plano Podcast

Inside Plano podcast Feb

For February 2021, the long-running Inside Plano podcast continues to deliver on its promise to apprise you of the latest City news. With their fingers literally on the pulse of our fair town, hosts Shannah Hayley and Steve Stoler report this month on:&am...

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

COVID-19 UPDATE: Open Vaccination Hubs and Waitlists (Feb. 11)

COVID vaccine info graphic

Until further notice, new signups for the Collin County vaccine waitlist have been temporarily suspended. Vaccine locations that use the Collin County vaccine waitlist will continue to contact members of the waitlist in Phase 1A and 1B categories to make ...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

COVID-19 UPDATE: Vaccinations for 1A and 1B Groups (Feb. 4)

COVID vaccine info graphic

The City is only authorized to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to employees in the Phase 1A category – EMS/Public Safety. With vaccine supplies scarce, some public safety employees are still waiting to receive the shot.

It is challenging, but please be pat...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

Pre-65ers Can Save in 2022 with the C4H Premium Incentive Program

C4H premium incentive program

It’s not too early to think about our 2022 healthcare benefit costs and how we can save money. Consider this a friendly Connect4Health (C4H) reminder for all pre-65ers. Earn your premium incentive for Benefit Plan Year 2022 by completing two thi...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

Roll Back the Rug, Grab a Brush and Turn Up the Volume for Plano Fun

Plano Arts and Events art class graphic

There’s no shortage of enticing things to do in Plano because Plano Arts & Events is serious about fun. Absolutely nobody gets left out of the “winter-happy” with this lineup of FREE socially-distanced activities:

Plano Fa...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

Get Loose and Shake Off Mid-morning Doldrums

Senior man exercising at home

You probably won’t “bend it like Beckham” when class is over, but you’ll be in better shape than you are right now. If you’re looking for ways to get in shape in the comfort of your living room, try The Se...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

COVID-19 Update: Plano will Host COVID-19 Vaccine Hub (Jan. 21)

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Collin County announced today Plano will host one of four vaccine hubs starting next week. Collin County Health Care Services (CCHS) will relocate the hub from its McKinney clinic to Plano ISD's John Clark Stadium next week. The site will be oper...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

Well-being and Self-care: How to Start Your Wellness Journey in 2021!

Wellness on a leaf

Self-care is defined as behaviors, activities and skills that you use to take care of yourself. There are a number of dimensions to the practice in each of us – physical, emotional, mental, social, intellectual, environmental and spiritual. Each aspect re...

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

Wade in for the Fit in Plano Swim Challenge

Oak Point pool

Ring in the start to a healthy and happy New Year with Oak Point Recreation Center’s Fit in Plano Swim Challenge! This new virtual fitness challenge runs Monday, January 11 through Saturday, March 6. It is a great way to accomplish your personal fitness g...

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Posted on: December 3, 2020

Get a Free Tablet and Wifi Service through the Texas Aging and Disability Resource Center

Free tablets for seniors

Are you an older adult or someone with a disability who's without internet access? Would you like to get FREE access and a tablet for connecting with friends, family and healthcare providers? Need help learning how to use a tablet? The Texas Agin...

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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. 

As we transition to live...

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