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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Southern Scripts: What You Should Know

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As of January 1, 2021, we switched pharmacy benefit managers (PBM) from Optum to Southern Scripts. The role of pharmacy benefit managers is to determine which medications are covered on the prescription drug list and work with pharmacies on dispensing the...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

The CARnival is Coming to Town!

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This year’s Employee Appreciation Week (EAW) may look a little different, but as you can tell by the flyer, it will be full of CARnival-type fun.  EAW includes our annual employee (drive-thru) picnic, some virtual games and other midway-amusement...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Make National Administrative Professionals Week Grand!

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“No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another,” is a quote that describes admins to a tee! The City of Plano is fortunate to employ an exceptional team of administrative pros who are responsibl...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Team Plano 5K Virtual Fun Run Returns for a 2nd Year

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The 2021 Team Plano 5K Virtual Fun Run is all at your own pace this year, so participating is even more fun! Run, walk or jog your way through 3.1 miles between Monday, May 3 and Sunday, May 9 to participate in this now annual event. 

How?

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Could Collin County's Expunction Initiative Help You?

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The expunction process enables people to remove an eligible arrest or charge from their permanent records under certain circumstances. Collin County’s first expunction initiative helps people who, by law, are eligible to have their criminal reco...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Drive By Drug Take Back and Drop Off Unwanted Meds

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Having expired medication around the house can be a problem and a menace if not disposed of properly. Take care of the problem at National Prescription Drug Take Back Day collection sites on Saturday, April 24. Bring unused and expired human and pet medic...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Make Outdoor Plans to Celebrate Trails Day

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On Saturday, April 24, Plano Parks & Recreation encourages everyone to venture outside for Celebrate Trails Day. This annual spring celebration of America’s trails, formerly called Opening Day for Trails, began in 2013 thanks to the Rails-to...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

Pay Increase on the Way for Team Plano per City Manager

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On April 6, Plano City Council approved a 2% pay increase across the board to base pay for all eligible employees effective May 3, 2021. City Manager Mark Israelson announced the mid-year compensation hike will be reflected in May 13 paychecks. This incre...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

Who is WebTPA/Aetna and How they Affect Your Medical Coverage

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WebTPA is our new medical claims administrator. They administer the plan on the City’s behalf. Their role is to pay all of your claims, approve all of your medical procedures, etc. 

Your healthcare providers need to contact WebTPA to con...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

I'm Vaccinated. What Can I Safely Do Now?

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On March 8, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance on what fully vaccinated people can do safely.

What does fully vaccinated mean?

Fully vaccinated means that at least two weeks have passed since you received the second dos...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

Schedule a Chat with ICMA-RC Financial Experts

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Make plans for the money management “know-it-alls” to tell all to you – one-on-one. Mike Mendenhall, ICMA-RC Retirement Plans Specialist is hosting virtual appointments for all City employees on Wednesday, April 14 and Friday...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

Take Advantage of Plano’s Tuition Assistance Program

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Have you considered furthering your education? You’re in luck, because the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) reimburses you up to $3,000 per fiscal year for completing courses in your degree plan. The application process is now open.

Human Resourc...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

Cheers to Plano Public Library on the TMLDA Award

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Receiving congratulations for winning the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association (TMLDA) honor isn’t new for Plano – and that’s great! The Plano Public Library (PPL) was recently chosen as a TMLDA 2020 Achievement of L...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

Inside Plano Podcast Explains Upcoming Bond Referendum

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Shannah Hayley and Steve Stoler walk you through the City’s exciting April happenings in the latest Inside Plano podcast. It’s time to celebrate so many things – warmer weather, more vaccine availability and the return of eve...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

Make a Big Deal about Animal Control Appreciation Week

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April 11-17 is the week animal control professionals across the nation are showered with gratitude for their year-round dedication to community animals. The City is proud of the men and women of Plano Animal Services and appreciates the chance to recogniz...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Plano's Virtual Education Fair is Next Week, April 20

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Attend the City of Plano Virtual Education Fair if you are thinking about going back to school to complete your degree. On Tuesday, April 20, this live 2-hour session is your virtual portal to connect with representatives from 17 colleges and universities...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Change Your 2021 – Start Fresh with a Focus on Fitness!

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Getting rid of those pandemic pounds or even participating in a race are not farfetched notions. Have you ever wondered if you could run a 5K? Are you ready to get back in shape? The You Can Run a 5K Training Program may be the solution you’ve b...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Complete Mandatory Security Awareness Training Soon

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

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

April Wellness Focus: Stress Awareness and Financial Literacy

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April is a busy month for many of us – tax season, holidays, antsy school-age kids, work and more. Life pressures like these can be debilitating if they go unchecked. Take charge of your life-happens list and any financial or stressful concerns ...

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

COVID-19 UPDATE: Eligibility Opens, City Vaccinates Employees

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The general public qualifies to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Texas as of Monday, March 29. This comes on the heels of the state’s lifting of the face mask requirement and capacity limitations. 

The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is ...

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

Biometric Screenings Scheduling is Now Active!

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Knowing your health numbers – blood pressure, cholesterol – is important to your wellbeing journey. The City of Plano will host onsite biometric screenings at various locations in May! Schedule appointment now.  

To qualify for...

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

Peek Behind the Inventory Control & Asset Disposal Curtain of Service

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Real magic happens for Team Plano during demanding and calmer times because of our dedicated Warehouse team. Officially known as Inventory Control & Asset Disposal (ICAD), they work behind the scenes acquiring the supplies and equipment needed to succ...

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

Start Thinking about Youth Summer Camps Now

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Summer 2021 is shaping up to be quite different from last year, especially with how Texans will spend their leisure time. Plano Parks & Recreation (PARD) is excited to announce plans for summer camps after a year-long hiatus! 

From adapted rec...

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

City Solves Davis Library’s Cramped Conditions

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Renovations to the Davis Library get under way in April and will take more than a year to complete. Structural repairs and updates are planned for this project to bring the facility up to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.

The $5 million d...

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: Plano Hiring for Summer Positions

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Plano Parks & Recreation (PARD) has job openings for several seasonal, part-time and full-time positions. If you or someone you know is looking for a great summer gig with great people, consider a PARD job.  

These jobs provide unique experien...

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

Return to Work UPDATES as of March 2021

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Changes in the state’s COVID-19 executive order affect you both personally and professionally. Human Resources Director Shanté Akafia released the City of Plano’s revised Return to Work documents and they are posted under te...

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

Learn How Lifted COVID-19 Restrictions Impact Parks & Recreation

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The governor’s latest executive order (effective March 10) alters how Plano Parks & Recreation operates. In a letter to patrons, Recreation Services Manager Susie Hergenrader highlighted the primary changes we can expect.

Changes as of Wednes...

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

Expand Your Taste Buds with a Foodie Pass

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Visit Plano delivers a 1-2-punch to the devastating effects of COVID-19 on local restaurant businesses with Plano Foodie Passes. Most humans have about 10,000 taste buds! Satisfy yours by getting a Taste of Plano Foodie Pass to begin your culinary journey...

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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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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Report Road Hazards to Fix It Plano

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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: February 4, 2021

Find Manager Resources with 1 Click from TeamPlano.us

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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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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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Posted on: January 27, 2021

Make 2021 the Year of You, Team Plano!

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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

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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 face personal emotional...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

Save some Money in 2022 with the C4H Premium Incentive Program

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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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