Benefits are effective July 1, 2014, are based upon an 80 hour pay period in a paid status, and are subject to change.
CLOTHING ALLOWANCE: Appointed employees may be eligible to receive an annual clothing allowance, depending on the appointed agreement in effect on July 1 of payment year. When eligible, clothing allowance is paid to the employee at a prorated amount upon the completion of 6 months of continuous service, and each July thereafter. Employees who separate from the Department are required to reimburse a prorated amount for the remainder of that year.
EDUCATION INCENTIVE: Appointed employees who have an Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university may be eligible to receive an annual education incentive payment based on the type of degree obtained and the appointed agreement in effect on July 1 of payment year.
SPANISH BILINGUAL PAY: Qualified employees may receive Spanish Bilingual Pay each year.
TAXES: State/City – Nevada has no state tax or city income tax.
Social Security – Employees enrolled in PERS do not pay social security.
Medicare – Medicare is deducted at the rate of 1.45%.
WORKING HOURS: Employees work 80 hours bi-weekly. Depending upon the area of assignment, employees work an 8-hour, a 9-hour, a 10-hour, or a 12-hour shift per day.
LEAVE AND HOLIDAYS
ANNUAL VACATION LEAVE: Employees begin accruing vacation leave immediately at the following rates:
• 1 – 4 years of service: 4.62 hours per pay period ( 3 weeks per year)
• 5 – 9 years of service: 5.80 hours per pay period (3.75 weeks per year)
• 10 – 19 years of service: 6.15 hours per pay period (4 weeks per year)
• 20 + years of service: 7.68 hours per pay period (5 weeks per year)
Vacation leave may be used after 6 months of continuous service.
On December 31st of each year, employees may carry over a portion of accrued leave, based upon their years of service.
Employees separating from the Department are eligible to cash out all accrued vacation if they have completed six months of continuous service.
APPOINTED LEAVE: At the start of each calendar year (January 1st), appointed employees receive 3 appointed leave days. Employees must use these days by December 31 of the calendar year or they will be forfeited. Employees must have completed 6 months of continuous service to be eligible to use appointed leave. Appointed leave must be taken as full days, and has no cash-out value.
BEREAVEMENT LEAVE: Employees may take bereavement leave for members of their immediate family. This leave can be deducted from any available accrued leave.
BONUS LEAVE: If an employee uses 3 days or less of sick leave, (including Family Leave), within an employment year, (the year beginning with the date of hire), s/he will receive 3 shifts of bonus leave. The shifts will be based on his/her regular work schedule at the time of accrual. There is no maximum accrual amount. Employees separating from the Department are eligible to cash out all accrued bonus leave.
HOLIDAYS: Employees receive 12 paid holidays per year. If the holiday falls on a regular day off, the employee will receive one shift of vacation leave accrual. If an appointed employee leaves the Department before the completion of 6 months of service, s/he will receive payment for any unused vacation that was accrued on the holiday during their regular day off.
SICK LEAVE: Employees begin accruing sick leave immediately at the rate of 4 hours per pay period (104 hours per year), with no accrual limit. Sick leave may be used as it is accrued. Employees must have two years of continuous service before being eligible to receive a portion of his/her sick leave balance upon separation from the Department.
HEALTH/VISION/DENTAL INSURANCE: Employees are eligible for benefits upon date of hire. LVMPD pays 100% of the employee’s coverage and a portion of family coverage. Deductions for family coverage will be taken on a pre-tax basis. The plan includes coverage for major medical, dental, vision, life, and accidental death.
POLICE EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (PEAP): PEAP is an LVMPD counseling and referral service for employees and their families to help those who are experiencing personal or job-related problems. This service is provided at no cost to the employee.
RETIREMENT: Employees are covered under the State of Nevada Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) as an employer paid agency. Employees are vested upon completion of 5 years in the retirement system.
SUPPLEMENTAL INSURANCE AND CAFETERIA PLANS: Various plans are available to employees, such as:
• Deferred Compensation (457c): Employees may elect to make pre-tax contributions of their income into an approved deferred compensation plan.
• Flexible Spending Accounts: Employees may elect to make pre-tax contributions to a flexible spending account, to be used for unreimbursed medical expenses and dependent day care expenses.
• Supplemental Insurance: Supplemental insurance policies are also available, such as short and long term disability, cancer insurance, and accident insurance. Deductions for these policies are made on an after tax basis.