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Posted on: January 20, 2022

Check Out the New Features on Plano.gov’s Careers Page

WATP new Careers Culture button

When visiting the plano.gov website, you will see a change to the CAREERS button. The new button now reads Careers & Culture. This update conveys a big message of who we are as Team Plano.

Some visitors to the site want to know more about the City of P...

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

Complete Your Mandatory Cyber Security Awareness Training

Cyber security mandatory training

All employees with access to government computers or databases must complete annual Cyber 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 was...

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

Public Servant Award Bestowed on Raini Layne

Raini Layne

This year’s Martin Luther King Jr. observance in Plano included well-deserved recognition for the City’s cultural arts grant administrator. During the Plano Community Forum’s (PCF) MLK Celebration filmed live on January 15, o...

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

Ride DART for Free the Week of January 24

DART GoLink bus

To celebrate the launch of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) new bus network, you pay nothing to ride. Hop on a bus, train, streetcar or paratransit from Monday, January 24 through Sunday, January 30 – it’s on DART!

The new bus syste...

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Posted on: January 13, 2022

Prepare Your Visitors for New Plano Municipal Center Protocols

Bldg Entry protocols Jan2022

Plano Municipal Center fully opened to the public last June. Since then, we’ve reviewed and examined public access to the building to balance providing a secure environment for Team Plano while effectively conducting business and serving our com...

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Posted on: January 13, 2022

New HR Manager Carla Romine Seeks Your Feedback

Employee engagement

Last fall, Human Resources Director Shanté Akafia hired a new department manager to head the employee engagement team. Her name is Carla Romine and she is responsible for overseeing the City’s recruiting, hiring, onboarding and offboa...

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Posted on: January 13, 2022

Greif and Biggerstaff do the Plano Leadership Shuffle

Ms Biggerstaff pinning husband WEB

In chess, smart moves produce wins and two recent executive-level promotions are smart moves for the City. Our organization’s most recent pivotal leadership changes (in case you’ve been out of the country and hadn’t heard) we...

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Posted on: January 13, 2022

Team Plano Angels Spread Light and Hope

VIP angels 2022

Team Plano championed the Volunteers in Plano (VIP) Adopt An Angel program once again in December. Several departments and individuals signed up to support 19 grateful families from the Assistance Center of Collin County's Plano Santas program. T...

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

Have You Gotten the New Health Benefits ID Card in the Mail?

Check mailbox

The No Surprises Act (NSA) was recently signed into law as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. Effective for the benefit plan year beginning January 1, 2022, the NSA enacts a new transparency requirement on group health plans to prohibit ...

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

City Renames 3 Facilities in Honor of Beloved Former Employees

Jerry Cosgrove family and Mayor

The naming of a city’s facility or landmark is a big deal as is the renaming of municipal property. Honoring former Team Plano members, Plano City Council unanimously approved new names for three City buildings. These long-time dedicated civil servants ar...

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

Take Supervising to the Next Level in 2022, Leading the Plano Way

Leadership training virtual

Human Resources is launching a new virtual leadership series next year entitled A Supervisor’s Guide to the Employment Life Cycle. These training modules are specifically designed for Team Plano supervisors no matter how long you’ve held the position.&...

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

Local Group's Donations to Plano Public Library Now Top $2 Million

PPL gets FPPL check

Friends of the Plano Public Library again expressed their support of our public library with a $100,000 check. Former City Council member and organization president Scott Johnson presented the significant donation during the Preliminary Open Meeting of th...

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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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