Employment Benefits

Most State employees work from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; however, some offices offer 24-hour services to the citizens and use a system of flexible scheduling. Promptness is important and devoting the full amount of time to the job is expected of all employees. Personal business is to be taken care of only on the employee’s own time.

Shortly after being hired, most new employees participate in a training session called Orientation to State Employment. This session outlines in detail the rules, regulations, policies and benefits of State employees. New employees will serve a probationary period of either six months or one year before achieving permanent status. This probationary period is used to allow new employees to become familiar with the responsibilities and procedures of the position as well as prove their competence and reliability. State employees are eligible to compete in recruitment for promotional openings after six months of continuous service.

The State of Nevada provides its employees with excellent basic benefits and a variety of medical benefit options. State employees receive 11 paid holidays per year. New employees who have worked the equivalent of six months are entitled to seven a half days of annual (vacation) leave. Annual leave will continue to accrue at a rate of 10 hours per month for the first 10 years of service. Annual leave accrual rates are slightly greater for employees with more than 10 years of continuous service. State employees accrue 10 hours of sick leave per month of full-time service to protect against loss of pay in the event of illness or injury. Part-time employees accrue annual and sick leave hours on a prorated basis of the 10 hours per month credit that full-time employees earn.

The State of Nevada employee benefit program is available to all employees working at least 80 hours per month and their eligible dependents. Eligible dependents include the employee’s spouse and unmarried children under age 19. Unmarried children age 19-24 are considered eligible dependents if they are enrolled in an accredited school full-time, live in the employee’s home and depend on the employee for support.

Coverage for employees and their eligible dependents becomes effective on the first day of the month following or coincident with 90 consecutive days of employment. The health coverage options available for employees and their dependents include the following plans:

A Self funded medical plan

  • Health maintenance Plan
  • Dental Plan
  • Vision Plan

With the above program, the State of Nevada pays the entire cost of the employees monthly premiums. If dependents are enrolled , the employee pays for those monthly premiums through convenient payroll deduction. Additional benefits which are available include:

  • Basic Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Business Accident Insurance
  • Long-term Disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Savings Bonds
  • Longevity Pay (After 8 years of employment)

In addition to the above benefit options, the State of Nevada sponsors many other benefits and insurance programs for additional cost. The details of all programs are provided either as part of the class Orientation to State Employment, or through individual contacts with the Risk Management Division.