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Posted on: November 7, 2019

Give to the Christmas Cops Toy and Food Drive

Christmas Cops group with toys

Plano Police Association (PPA) Christmas Cops serves needy families in our community and they need your help! Your donations of food, NEW toys and coats, plus a variety of other items will make a huge impact on many lives this holiday season. See this fly...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

6 Days Left to Complete Your 2020 Benefits Open Enrollment!

Open Enrollment nail bitting time

Time is running out…Open Enrollment ends on Wednesday, November 13 at 3 p.m. Any changes or plan elections you make are effective January 1, 2020.

UPDATE:  The IRS recently announced the maximum annual election for Health Care FSA has increased to...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

Veterans Day in Plano…A Hero’s Snapshot

WEB Davey Kheao Army Sustainability

If you ever wondered what the face of a hero looks like, TeamPlano offers memorable glimpses of faces that fit the bill. In observance of Veterans Day 2019, let’s recognize the men and women who serve in the military (past and present) &ndas...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

Chiancone Named Finalist for NTX Technology Leader Award

Chris Chiancone WEB

Plano’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) Chris Chiancone gets the nod from Dallas CIO Leadership Association. It’s a tremendous accomplishment to gain recognition in your profession, especially in technology. Congratulations to Chris fo...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

Adopt a Senior Pet and See that Love is Ageless

Senior Pet Izzy

November is National Adopt a Senior Pet Month. The Plano Animal Shelter says let an older dog teach you some new tricks. Debbie New of Animal Services designed a charming Municipal Center lobby display to showcase some of the senior cats and dogs currentl...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

Get Your Application in for a UT Dallas Graduate Certificate

UTD Dallas certificate

Punch up your resume with a Graduate Certificate in Local Government from the University of Texas at Dallas. If you’ve worked here for at least two years and have longed to broaden your public administration knowledge, now is the time to &ld...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

Team Plano Takes All Hallows' Eve Holiday Serious

Halloween SEED group

The Addams Family aren’t the only ones who can be creepy and kooky. Halloween 2019 for many Team Plano employees was “all together ooky.”

The folks at Fire Administration (Fire-Rescue Station #1) gave us total immersion into t...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

Find New Homes for Your Clutter. Visit Texas Recycles Day

Texas Recycles Day 2019

Unused treasures taking up too much space in your home or storage unit? Bring all unused items to Texas Recycles Day on Saturday, November 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Chase Oaks Church parking lot, 281 Legacy Drive. Donate everything you no longer...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

Volunteers in Plano Supervisor Receives National Award

Corina Sadler Natl Award WEB

Cheers to Volunteers in Plano (VIP) Resources Supervisor Corina Sadler on earning her first national award! The Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement honored her with their Emerging Leader Award.

Corina was recognized for exceptional leadership an...

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

Thank You...Peanut Butter Drive Exceeds Goal Yet Again!

PB with Mayor and girl

Results of the Plano's internal contest for FAVORITE peanut butter and the final tally of 2019 donations is in! During this year's Collin County Peanut Butter Drive, TeamPlano was asked to give generously AND to vote on their butter-of-choice too.

In the v...

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

Text to 9-1-1 is now Available in Plano

Text-to-911 cell phone

Public Safety Communications Director Susan Carr shared news with Council that Text to 9-1-1 is now active in Plano during the October 28 meeting.

The Text to 9-1-1 service makes it possible for the hearing impaired to have the same access to 9-1-1 emergen...

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

Winter Watering in Effect as of November 1

Icy lawn

Lower temperatures in North Texas generally mean it’s time to reduce outdoor watering to once a week. As of November 1, Plano’s Winter Watering Guidelines go into effect for residents. Once-a-week watering is a proactive way to &ld...

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

Library News: A Brief Closure is in Schimelpfenig’s Future

Schimelpfenig Library exterior

Schimelpfenig Library closes temporarily (November 4-16) for installation of carpeting and new furniture. While book drops are closed during this time, events scheduled in the program room are available as planned.

Between November 4 and November 6, all pr...

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

Liberty Recreation Center Opens with New Look

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The public ribbon-cutting ceremony at the handsomely remodeled Center drew the curious as well as long-time patrons. The yearlong project included improvements to the main entrance, locker rooms, the fitness area and more.

Watch as Parks and Recreation sta...

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Posted on: October 23, 2019

City Attorney Paige Mims Now Leads State Legal Association

Paige Mims Fellows honor

The Texas City Attorneys Association (TCAA) president’s chair belongs to Plano City Attorney Paige Glicksman Mims for the next year. She’ll preside over business meetings, semi-annual conferences, resolutions and related functions for ...

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Simplify Saving for the Future with the City’s 457 Plan

457 Deferred Comp Plan

When you’re already counting pennies, ever wonder how to find the money to save for retirement? An easy way to increase your financial portfolio is to funnel new pay raises into the City of Plano’s 457 Deferred Compensation Plan.

No dou...

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Posted on: June 27, 2019

TECH ALERT: Only 8 Computer Refresh Training Class Left

Computer Refresh training 2

The next Computer Refresh training is November 4 in the Technology Services Building’s Training Room. If you’re scheduled for computer replacement soon, please take advantage of these helpful classes. The Computer Refresh Project has b...

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

City Receives Municipal Excellence Award for "Ask Plano"

Ask Plano Joe screen shot

The Texas Municipal League (TML) 2019 Municipal Excellence Award in communication programs belongs to us! The informative video series, "Ask Plano," was deemed the best in its category during the TML conference this month.

The first "Ask Pla...

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Money Matters: FSA Cash, Use It or Lose It

Flexible Spending Account 2019

Don’t be one of the sad numbers of people who throw away Flexible Spending Account (FSA) dollars each year.

Here’s a health account reminder…

If you have a flexible spending account in 2019, now is the time to review your balance. You should know if you hav...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

20/20 Vision(ary) is S.E.R.V.E.’s Next Value

SERVE Visionary WEB

During recent months we focused on “Respectful” – treating all people and opinions with dignity and courtesy. Our new I SEE U SERVE peer-to-peer recognition program is a great example of this value. The campaign to promote Te...

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Pairing Plano CARES Resources + Volunteers = Safer Homes

Display Case Plano CARES (1)

Neighbors helping neighbors is at the heart of the current Municipal Center lobby display. Plano Code Abatement by Residents Engaged in Service (CARES) is the program linking City materials with helpful volunteers to assist homeowners in need.

Kala Krishna...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Prices Will Increase on Vending Machines at City Sites

Vending machine items

Prepare to pay a little more to enjoy those crunchy Cheetos and fizzy Diet Cokes. The snack and beverage machines found in City facilities belong to a local vending company. The Purchasing department was recently notified of an across-the-board price incr...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Share Your Thoughts on Housing in Plano

HUD funding

The City of Plano is creating its 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan, and your input is important. The Plan will outline how approximately $10 million in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds are spent over the next five years.

These dollar...

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

Let Shanté Akafia Show You How “I SEE U SERVE” Works

I C U SERVE image WEB

By now you’ve seen the I SEE U Serve Cards in breakrooms and other common areas. But you may need some clarity on how to say “thanks, I saw you serve” using these cards. Watch as Human Resources Director Shanté Akafia made one Team Plano member’s day:

Have...

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

Computer Refresh Survey-takers Can Win BIG PRIZES

Computer Refresh prizes

Seize the opportunity to put your hands in the Computer Refresh treasure box. A wonderful cache of Team Plano prizes await some lucky people who complete either of these two surveys:

  • Computer Refresh Project (CRP) Deployment Survey
  • Computer Refresh Project ...
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Posted on: August 15, 2019

Say “Sí” to Learning a New Language with Pronunciator

Library Pronunciator 3

Don’t think that your chance to learn a new language has passed you by! Prepare for next year’s trip to your bucket-list destination by getting a head start on learning a new language now through Plano Public Library’s Pronunciator.

Whether learning a new ...

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Posted on: July 17, 2019

Place the Benefits Guide in the Palm of Your Hand

City of Plano Mobile app WEB

The truth is, benefits info is rarely handy when and where we need it. Many of us skim through brochures once every year and file it away, never to be seen again. Sometimes it’s difficult to find information without flipping or scrolling through many page...

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Posted on: July 11, 2019

“Sharing is Caring” with Team Plano Social Recruiting

Social media Sharing WEB

Who likes to share? Were we taught as kids to give a portion of what we had because “sharing is caring?” Popeye fans may recall “I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today”…guess that’s s...

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Posted on: July 11, 2019

One Voice Committee Helps Spread the Word

OneVOICE (2)

There’s an old saying, “communication is key.” True enough for all manner of human connections – on and off the job. Sharing information involves knowing the WHAT and the WHY in order to “effectively&r...

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Posted on: July 11, 2019

Will the Real Jordan White Please Stand Up!

Compass Jordan White

The Human Resources Benefits team wants to introduce you to Jordan White, our Personal Health Pro.

Many of you have used Alight’s Compass Healthcare as a trusted resource when making important medical decisions. Their expert answers complex healt...

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Posted on: November 29, 2018

Buy PlanoCRX Meds with REVISED Order Form

Plano CRX drug program WEB

Beginning January 1, the City will have a new mail order drug program available for all eligible employees, retirees and their dependents. The new cost saving program, PlanoCRX, can be used for brand name prescriptions.

PlanoCRX is a voluntary&...

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