• Sep 21, 2020
  • 5:48 AM

Veterans Preference – State


Benefit Category: Nevada

NAC 284.325  Preferences for veterans: Declaration; submission of proof. (NRS 284.065284.155, 284.205, 284.250, 284.260)

An applicant must declare his or her intention to request veterans’ preference points pursuant to NRS 284.260 at the time of application. Proof of eligibility for preference as a veteran must be submitted at the time of application.

[Personnel Div., Rule IV § L, eff. 8-11-73] — (NAC A by Dep’t of Personnel, 10-26-84; A by Personnel Comm’n by R183-03, 1-27-2004; R035-17, 12-19-2017) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 284.342)

NRS 284.015  Definitions. As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

7.  “Veteran” means a person who:

(a) Was regularly enlisted, drafted, inducted or commissioned in the:
(1) Armed Forces of the United States and was accepted for and assigned to active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States;
(2) National Guard or a reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United States and was accepted for and assigned to duty for a minimum of 6 continuous years; or
(3) Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service or the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States and served in the capacity of a commissioned officer while on active duty in defense of the United States; and

(b) Was separated from such service under conditions other than dishonorable.

8.  “Veteran with a service-connected disability” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 338.13843 and includes a veteran who is deemed to be a veteran with a service-connected disability pursuant to NRS 417.0187.

[2:351:1953] — (NRS A 1963, 485, 1282; 1965, 674; 1981, 1683; 1983, 618; 1993, 469; 2003, 1436; 2011, 2953; 2013, 694; 2017, 3428; 2019, 173)

NRS 284.260 Preferences for veterans, certain surviving spouses and members of Nevada National Guard: Additional credits on examination.

1.  In establishing the lists of eligible persons, the following preferences must be allowed, except that if a person qualifies for more than one of the following preferences, the person is not entitled to combine preference points for each such qualifying preference but is entitled to receive preference points for only one such qualifying preference that is most beneficial to the person:

(a) For veterans, 10 points must be added to the passing grade achieved on the examination.

(b) For widows and widowers of persons killed in the line of duty while on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States, 10 points must be added to the passing grade achieved on the examination.

(c) For widows and widowers of veterans, 5 points must be added to the passing grade achieved on the examination.

(d) For a member of the Nevada National Guard who submits a letter of recommendation from the commanding officer of the member’s unit, 5 points must be added to the passing grade achieved on the examination.

2.  Any person qualifying for preference points pursuant to subsection 1 is entitled to have the points applied to any open competitive or promotional examination in the classified service.

[32:351:1953] — (NRS A 1975, 1166; 1995, 160; 2011, 692; 2017, 3430)

NRS 284.265 Notice of new positions and vacancies: Certification of names by Administrator; appointing authority required to interview certain veterans.
1.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 284.305, appointing authorities shall give notice to the Administrator of their intention to fill any vacancy in the classified service.

2.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, within a reasonable time after the receipt of the notice, the Administrator shall certify from the list of eligible persons, appropriate for the grade and class in which the position is classified:

(a) The five names at the head thereof. If the competitive examination for that position is scored to the nearest one-hundredth of a point and there are more than five persons having the five highest scores, the names of each of those
persons must be so certified.

(b) Unless otherwise included among the names certified pursuant to paragraph (a), the name of any eligible person on the list who is a veteran with a service-connected disability. The appointing authority shall interview for the position each veteran with a service-connected disability who is so certified.

3.  If, pursuant to this chapter or the regulations adopted pursuant thereto, the process for filling the position in the classified service is not governed by the provisions of subsection 2, the appointing authority shall:

(a) Interview for the position each veteran with a service-connected disability who is a qualified applicant for the position; and

(b) If there are veterans without a service-connected disability who are qualified applicants for the position, interview for the position a number of such veterans that is equal to at least 22 percent of the total number of qualified applicants interviewed for the position or, if there is not a sufficient number to reach that percentage, interview for the position each such veteran who is a qualified applicant for the position. For the purpose of calculating percentages pursuant to this paragraph, percentages that are not whole numbers must be rounded to the next highest whole number.

[33:351:1953] — (NRS A 1963, 1044; 1965, 256; 1983, 630; 1995, 237; 2017, 3431)

Rules for State Personnel Administration: State of Nevada Division of Human Resource Management Department of Administration

NRS 284.260 Preferences for veterans, certain surviving spouses and members of Nevada National Guard: Additional credits on examination.