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Posted on: September 22, 2022

See the 2022 C4H Safety Olympics Competitors and Winners

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The excitement of this year’s C4H Safety Olympics is not over! We still have to share the names and photos of game winners. It was wildly-fun from one day to the next as the Plano-Richardson Police Training Center, Carpenter Park, Jack Carter Po...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Plano Receives Center for Digital Government National Award

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The City of Plano receives “GOV-X” honors at the sixth annual Center for Digital Government (CDG) awards. CDG Government Experience Awards recognize the achievements and best practices of states, cities and counties that are r...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

FREE Flu Shots for Employees and Retirees Start Sept. 27

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Connect4Health and Texas Health Resources are providing FREE flu shots! 

Vaccinations are available to all active employees (full-time, part-time and temporary) and all retirees Tuesday, September 27 through Friday, October 7. Choose from this sch...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Sign Up for the “Get to Know Your 457 Deferred Comp Plan” Webinar

457 Deferred Comp Plan

Wherever you are on your savings journey, you need to plan for the retirement you want. MissionSquare Retirement Plans Specialist Jesse Rangel is hosting a special webinar on Thursday, October 6. Join in the discussion and “Get to Know Your 457 ...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Visit Our New Plano Fire-Rescue Training Facility

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Join the entire City in officially welcoming the latest addition to the Team Plano family – the Plano Fire-Rescue Training Facility. Be one of the first to tour the campus and be amazed by the training demonstrations and learning stations.

Commun...

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

Open Enrollment Begins Soon. Opt-in to Receive Texts.

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Open Enrollment is October 7-21 and the City will use text messaging to communicate information. To receive these important messages, you need to update your personal contact information in PeopleSoft. You have until Friday, September 30 to get this done....

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Make Time for the City Manager’s Budget Overview Meeting

Meet with City Manager Budget talks

City Manager Mark Israelson encourages ALL employees to attend at least one City Budget Overview Meeting FY 2022-23. Several sessions are scheduled, both in-person and virtual via Zoom. To get a clear outline of what lies ahead, come to one of these conve...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Save $5 on Beatles Night Concert Tickets

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City employees can receive $5 off regular adult tickets purchased online using promo code TEAMPLANO. This discount offer is available now! 

Fans of the Fab Four, look forward to this Beatles Night show every year. It’s also a gr...

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

Peanut Butter Drive VIDEOS Encourage You to Give

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Watch a couple of entertaining new short videos to remind you there's still time to donate to the Peanut Butter Drive. The fact there are hungry families in such an affluent part of the world is hard to swallow. But you can help make a difference during t...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Neighborhood Services Earns National and State Honors

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During the September 12 City Council Meeting, City Council acknowledged the renewal of Plano's American Association of Code Enforcement (AACE) accreditation. Within Neighborhood Services, the Property Standards team operates at the highest level ...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

High Point Tennis Center Named Best in Texas

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“The people” have spoken (literally) and High Point is the 2022 Best of Texas Tennis Public Facilities. The U.S. Tennis Association Texas (USTA) launched a “people’s choice” contest and Plano&...

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

City of Plano Made the Forbes “Best Employers” List

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Forbes conducted an anonymous survey to determine the nation’s primo companies based on several criteria. Over 70,000 people answered questions about where and how they work to compile the 2022 “America’s Best Employers By St...

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

Watch a Recording of Human Resources’ Pre-Retirement Meeting

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Tons of people attended the recent Pre-Retirement Workshops presented by Human Resources staff and other retirement experts. The August 23 - 24 sessions were well attended, but not everyone was able to come.

For your convenience, we recorded an entire work...

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

Check-off a To-Do List during National Preparedness Month

Build an emergency Kit family

FEMA and Emergency Management want you to create “A Lasting Legacy” by planning ahead during September, National Preparedness Month. The life you've built is worth protecting, so it makes sense to prepare for disasters before ...

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Posted on: August 17, 2022

Check Out WebTPA's New Cost Estimator Tool to Maximize Health Benefits

WebTPA healthcare costs

New WebTPA transparency search tool is now available for members enrolled in the City of Plano’s medical plan! This feature assists with finding in-network providers, locating facilities and reviewing cost estimates. Use the tool to compare serv...

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Posted on: August 11, 2022

Plano’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program is Back!

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After a two-year hiatus during the pandemic, the Emergency Management department is excited to announce that Plano CERT is reactivating! The first basic training course begins Tuesday, August 30. Classes will be every Tuesday (and some Wednesdays) for eig...

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Posted on: August 11, 2022

Request a Replacement ID Badge Online

New employee ID Badge

Accidental loss or damage of your City of Plano identification badge is no laughing matter. Without that 2 x 3.25” bit of plastic, you can be denied access to work spaces, elevators and even the restrooms (after 5 p.m.). Now Human Resources has made getti...

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Computer Refresh Project is a Perfect Example of TEAMWORK!

Computer Refresh in Fire Admin

The installation work for our Computer Refresh Project (CRP) is going smoothly! This is largely due to Technology Services’ meticulous planning and to YOU doing the required deployment prep work. Thank you!

The unfamiliar faces of CRP technicians...

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Posted on: July 14, 2022

Announcing Airrosti’s New Text Connect Program for Pain Management

Chronic pain and aches

You don’t have to live a “tolerable” co-existence with chronic body pain. The City offers a solution through FREE access to AIRROSTI TEXT CONNECT, a pain and injury text chat. Every person on our health plan is eligible to ta...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Contact Plano’s EAP Anytime, Anywhere for Counseling

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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: April 28, 2022

Register Flexible Spending Accounts with Diversified Benefit Services

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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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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

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: 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

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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

Use Your Nurse Care Manager Resources through Communitas

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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: September 22, 2022

RSVP Now for the Quarterly Retiree Luncheon

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Spend a pleasant afternoon with friends and former coworkers over lunch at the beautiful Nature & Retreat Center at Oak Point Park. It will be a well-deserved break in your day, plus a chance to hear important info directly from Human Resources staff....

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Seasonal Alert: Review the Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Property Standards Fall Maintenance List

Temperatures dropping and leaves starting to fall means fall is just around the corner. Get your home ready with these tips from our Property Standards Team.

Seal off openings with caulking and weather-stripping. Check your windows. Replace or install caul...

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Retirees
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Visit Our New Plano Fire-Rescue Training Facility

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Join the entire City in officially welcoming the latest addition to the Team Plano family – the Plano Fire-Rescue Training Facility. Be one of the first to tour the campus and be amazed by the training demonstrations and learning stations.

Community Day at...

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Retirees
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Shake Your Family Tree, Examine Disaster Costs and More at Plano Public Library

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Fill your fall calendar with interesting activities at Plano Public Library. Pick up the latest Engage brochure at your library or view online to browse your options. Be safe and social with these classes and programs! 

  • Disasters can impact your f...
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Retirees
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Shop for Services at the 2022 Senior Community Resources Fair

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The Wellness Center for Older Adults presents the 2022 Community Resource Fair on Saturday, October 29. SAVE the DATE for this FREE annual event drawing over 60 companies and vendors catering to the needs of adults 50 years and older.

The Center will be bu...

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Retirees
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Put Your Best Foot Forward at the Crime Stoppers Dance

Seniors and Police dancing at SJRC

The Plano Police Department and Plano's Kings of Swing Band come together to kick-off for the 38th Annual National Night Out event! You’ll enjoy moving to some great live music, spending time (socially) with our fine police officers and...

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Retirees
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Buy Local at the Texas Pure Customer Appreciation Sale

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During the Texas Pure Products Annual Customer Appreciation Sale, get 25% off bagged and bulk products. Purchase and pick up products at the Custer Road Facility or Regional Composting Facility.

Save 25% on Texas Pure Products

Sale ends Friday, September 30...

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Retirees
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Save $5 on Beatles Night Concert Tickets

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There’s a Team Plano discount to use when you get tickets for the Beatles Tribute Concert next month. All City employees and retirees now get $5 off regular adult tickets purchased online using Code TEAMPLANO (case sensitive). 

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Retirees
Posted on: September 22, 2022

“Opt-in” to Receive Open Enrollment TEXTS

Opt in Texting for seniors

Open Enrollment is coming in October and the City will again include text messages to communicate with Pre-65-year-old retirees. 

To ensure Human Resources (HR) is able to reach you, we need your current mailing address and cell phone number, and ...

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Retirees
Posted on: August 25, 2022

Aetna Medicare Plan Billing Changes from HealthScope to UMR

UMR Health billing statement

Retirees on the City’s Aetna Medicare Advantage or Rx Plan, should know your billing administrator is changing their name. Previously, HealthScope collected premium payments for the Aetna Medicare plans. However, they were recently purchased. UM...

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Posted on: August 25, 2022

Do You Qualify for a Property Tax Freeze?

Property tax exemption

If you are 65 years old or disabled, apply for a property tax freeze. Simply fill out and submit the Residential Homestead Exemption Application available through your county appraisal district. Only homes lived in by the owner can qualify. 

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Retirees
Posted on: August 25, 2022

Voluntary HOAs can Now Apply for Neighborhood Services Mini-Grants

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Often neighborhood or community groups need some seed money to promote their existence or attract new members. Financial assistance is now available to these groups through the Neighborhood Engagement Mini-Grant Program administered by the Neighborhood Se...

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Retirees
Posted on: August 25, 2022

Get MOVIN’ for Fall at the Sam Johnson Recreation Center

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Get your calendars out to make sure you're available to take advantage of the host of energy-generating classes at the senior center. Consider these courses:

Strength, Stretch & RollThursdays, September 29-October 27, 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m., $4...

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Retirees
Posted on: August 25, 2022

Build Support at the Caregiver Circle

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Providing care for an aging loved-one takes energy and thought. Find support and resources from the Caregiver Circle, a program presented by the Wellness Center for Older Adults and Plano Public Library. This new program offers information, guidance and s...

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Retirees
Posted on: August 11, 2022

Plano’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program is Back!

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After a two-year hiatus during the pandemic, the Emergency Management department is excited to announce that Plano CERT is reactivating! The first basic training course begins Tuesday, August 30. Classes will be every Tuesday (and some Wednesdays) for eig...

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Retirees
Posted on: August 11, 2022

Get Involved: The Gazebo Café Kitchen Needs Volunteers

Gazebo Cafe volunteer

If you’re looking for a fast-paced volunteer opportunity, consider donating time to help out at The Gazebo Café. Located inside the Sam Johnson Recreation Center, The Gazebo needs workers to assist with preparing and serving lunch to ...

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Retirees
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Project Independence is Your Ticket to Mobility

Senior help propram riders

One of the most helpful services provided through the Wellness Center for Older Adults is called Project Independence. Many people remember “Plano Senior Rides,” which is now offered by DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) through the DART...

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Retirees
Posted on: June 9, 2022

Some Dogs are Welcome at Sam Johnson Recreation Center

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Dogs make for wonderful companions and are welcome almost everywhere; including the Sam Johnson Recreation Center (SJRC). However, your furry friend must be a registered service animal to enter the Center.

A service animal is any dog that is individually t...

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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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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 7, 2022

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

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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 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...

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Retirees

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Training & Development: Virtual Courses are Available

Training and development

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. 

The offerings below are ...

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