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Posted on: November 18, 2021

Police Deputy Chief Retires on Black Friday after 40 Years

Mike TOWER WEB

Michael Stephen Tower (Mike) takes leave of his job as Plano Police Deputy Chief as of November 26. Among the police department’s current employees, Mike has the most tenure. In addition,the Niagara Falls, NY native is the longest tenured active City empl...

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Posted on: November 18, 2021

Take Your “We Are Team Plano” – To Go!

WATP insulated lunch bag WEB

Team Plano, can you believe that Thanksgiving is next week? This time of year means different things to everyone – family gatherings, watching football, shopping, eating, napping, eating, napping, eating…well you get the idea. 

In the spirit of Th...

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

Take the Mandatory Diversity Course by December 31

Diversity understanding course

The last quarter of the year is zipping by surprisingly fast – or feels like it has. The mandatory 2021 employee diversity training is on Overcoming Your Unconscious Bias. We have until Friday, December 31 to take the course.

This online trainin...

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Posted on: November 18, 2021

Save Time, Ask Your Contractor to Haul Away Trees

Tree Trimmings in front of house

Right now, many Plano residents are doing extensive tree trimming or tree removal because of February’s winter storm. Locals are encouraged to have a reputable contractor haul away large piles of tree materials, which may save time in the long run.&nb...

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Posted on: November 18, 2021

SAVE THE DATE REMINDER: DCM Greg Rushin is Retiring

Greg Rushin SAVE THE DATE

Plan on attending a bittersweet event next year when Deputy City Manager Greg Rushin officially retires from the City of Plano. Details of his exit will follow. For now, schedule time to join TeamPlano in saying farewell:

Friday, January 7, 2022Plano Event...

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Posted on: November 18, 2021

Officially, Ring in the Season with Dickens in Downtown Plano

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Glimpse a Plano Christmas of the past as the historic district gets transformed for 2021 Dickens in Downtown Plano. Join the holiday merriment on Saturday, December 4 as old and new traditions bring endless smiles for the entire family!

Dickens in Downtown...

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Posted on: November 18, 2021

Kick 2022 off with Plano Recreation Winter/Spring Classes

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Don’t spend all of your holiday dough on Black Friday trinkets when there are better gifts to give that say “I love you!” Find a bountiful list of fun, life-changing courses, events and programs sure to bring joy in the New Year…and it’s all in the Plano ...

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Posted on: November 18, 2021

Davis Library Closes to Accommodate Heavy Construction

Davis Library front exterior

This week the City announced the temporary closure of the Davis Library because of a construction project that began in April. Until recently, the staff has been able to “work around” the renovation at the Independence Parkway facility...

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Posted on: November 11, 2021

Our Differences Make THE Difference

We are Team Plano video screen shot

What comes to mind when you think of the perfect team? Maybe you think of a group of people who have similar backgrounds and opinions, leading to agreement and fewer problems.

However, studies show that it is actually important to have differences if you w...

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Posted on: November 4, 2021

Winning Dessert Revealed in Holiday Luncheon Video

Craig Michelle and chicken

The 2021 Team Plano Texas Winter Wonderland Holiday Luncheon is not to be missed, so carve out some time on Thursday, December 2. Come hang out at the Plano Event Center (2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

You already know the m...

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Posted on: November 11, 2021

2021 Veterans Day Tribute to Team Plano and So Many Others

WEB Myron Robinson

The City of Plano is proud to honor all those who serve our country past and present on Veterans Day. We are also proud to hire veterans who have a strong desire to SERVE others after leaving the military.

This year Ken Phoenix, Plano Police Department gra...

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Posted on: November 11, 2021

City Replaces Aging Fire and Police Vehicles

EMT Fire-Rescue ambulance

There were a number of major items approved during the November 8 City Council Meeting. Some of the decisions related to:   

Ambulances Plano Fire-Rescue is buying six new Braun Ford F-550 Ambulances for $1.8 million to replace aging equi...

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Posted on: November 4, 2021

SERVE Culture Book: Our Values at a Glance

SERVE Culture Flip Book WEB

City Manager Mark Israelson’s recent video expressed our continuing efforts to actively live our organization’s values as Team Plano. A few years ago, we dove headfirst into exploring our SERVE values, which go beyond words on a page. ...

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Posted on: October 28, 2021

City Manager Kicks Off the “We Are Team Plano” Campaign

We Are Team Plano Mark video

Over the past few years, our organization has been presented with challenges (opportunities) and through it all we continued to thrive! 

City Manager Mark “I work here” Israelson shares the reason for our successes is that Team...

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Posted on: October 28, 2021

Wrap Up the Fall Classic with the Winners and Medals

Fall Classic runners WEB

Our first Connect4Health (C4H) Safety Olympics Fall Classic ended with over 250 Team Plano members competing. Congratulations to the winners as well as everyone who threw their hat into the ring!

The Classic kicked off with Movement Monday. Employees took ...

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Posted on: October 28, 2021

DART Installs Bus Stop Sign Covers and New Signs

DART bus stop sign cover near Parker Road

There is a lot going on in preparation of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s (DART) New Bus Network. You may have seen bus cover signs popping up. DART’s New Bus Network goes into effect on Monday, January 24, 2022. Every route and route ...

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Posted on: October 28, 2021

Keep Your Financial Accounts Secure with MissionSquare

MissionSquare Protect Your Money graphic

As National Retirement Security Awareness month (October) closes, you should remember the importance of keeping your accounts secure. MissionSquare Retirement (formerly ICMA-RC) is a trusted partner and is here to assist in safeguarding your assets. As th...

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Posted on: October 21, 2021

Tech Services NEWS: Security Clearance Entry starts November 1

Security clearance

Starting Monday, November 1, employees accustomed to badge access into certain areas may find their I.D. badge no longer works at newly restricted entry points.

The Plano Police Department (PPD) has strict confidentiality requirements for many of its recor...

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

Watch the October Medicare and Social Security Seminar

Medicare Social Security webinar screenshot

Human Resources recorded this pre-retirement information meeting for all who could not attend the October 1 gathering. Because it’s important to know your options when making decisions about finances, an expert was invited to share valuable fact...

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

Meds are Costly! Are You Eligible to Get Your Medication Free?

PlanoCRX

Certain medications available through the City’s health plan can be obtained for free by mail order with PlanoCRX. This cost-saving mail order program is for individuals dealing with a high copay for certain brand name medications. Using PlanoCR...

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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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Posted on: August 18, 2021

Safeguard Your Protected Health Info (PHI) thru WebTPA

PHI Protected Health Information

Have you considered who in your family should or shouldn’t have access to your PHI (protected health information)? The WebTPA Portal allows you to manage who is granted or denied access. Due to HIPAA privacy rules, you or your family members are...

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Posted on: August 18, 2021

Get COVID-19 Updates on Plano in the News

Covid19

Tracking down the latest coronavirus information can be time consuming, but it’s important to stay informed. Media Relations Director Steve Stoler makes it easy for you to obtain up-to-date details about COVID-19. Peruse his daily posts on Plano...

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Posted on: January 27, 2021

Contact Plano’s EAP Anytime, Anywhere for Counseling

Compsych EAP WEB

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: May 27, 2021

Keep City Employee Badges on While at Work

New employee ID Badge

Team Plano, please remember to wear your employee badge. After Tuesday June 1, badges will continue to be required to use the elevators and other employee-restricted areas within Municipal Center (city hall).

Visitors to the Municipal Center will need to c...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

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

Aetna webpage wWebTPA

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 confirm cover...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

Access Doctors Anytime, Anywhere with Teladoc for $5

Teladoc mental health with logo

Plano employees on the City’s medical plan have 24/7 access to U.S. board-certified doctors virtually by phone or video call. Teladoc is an affordable alternative to costly urgent care and emergency room visits when you or your family needs care...

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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,” sh...

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