Benefits are effective July 1, 2010 are based upon an 80 hour pay period in a paid status, and are subject to change.
Vacation is accrued based upon completion of the following:
- 1-4 years of service: 4.62 hours per pay period
- 5-9 years of service: 5.80 hours per pay period
- 10-19 years of service: 6.15 hours per pay period
- 20 + years of service: 7.68 hours per pay period
Employees must be employed for 6 months to be eligible to use vacation leave. If an employee leaves the Department before 6 months, s/he will not receive payment for accrued vacation leave. If an employee leaves the Department after 6 months, s/he will be paid for all accrued vacation leave.
On December 31st of each year, employees can maintain a maximum vacation balance based upon completion of the following:
- 1-4 years of service: 240 hours
- 5-9 years of service: 302 hours
- 10-19 years of service: 320 hours
- 20 + years of service: 399 hours
At the start of each calendar year (January 1st), Appointed employees receive 3 Appointed Leave days. Employees must use these days by December 31st of each 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 have no cash-out value.
Each employee accrues 104 hours of sick leave per year at the rate of 4.0 hours per pay period. Sick leave may be used as it is accrued. There are no limits to the amount that can be accrued. Employees must have 2 years of continuous service before being eligible to receive a portion of his/her sick pay upon separation from the Department.
Sick pay outs are based upon the following:
- After 2 years of service, 25% of accumulated balance
- After 5 years of service, 50% of accumulated balance
- After 15 years of service, 62.5% of accumulated balance
- After 20 years of service, 75% of accumulated balance
Employees may take bereavement leave for members of their immediate family. This leave can be deducted from any accrued 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 and does not have a maximum accrual amount. The shifts will be based on his/her regular work schedule at the time of accrual.
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 employee leaves the Department before 6 months, he/she will receive payment for vacation that was accrued on the holiday during their regular day off, if it has not been used.
Depending upon the area of assignment, employees work an 8-hour, a 9-hour, or a 10-hour shift per day.
Appointed employees who have an Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university will receive an annual education incentive payment based on the type of degree obtained.
Suspended for Fiscal Year 2012/2013
SPANISH BILINGUAL PAY:
Qualified employees may be eligible to receive an annual Spanish Bilingual Pay.
Appointed employees receive an annual clothing allowance. Clothing allowance is paid to the employee each July or at a prorated amount upon completion of 6 months of service. Employees who separate from the Department are required to reimburse a prorated amount for the remainder of that year.
Suspended for Fiscal Year 2012/2013
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.
State/City – No state tax or city income tax in Nevada.
Social Security – No social security taxes for PERS members.
Medicare – Deducted at 1.45%.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION (457C):
Employees may elect to pre-tax their income by deferring a specified amount of money into an approved deferred compensation plan.
Employees are eligible for benefits upon date of hire. LVMPD pays 100% of the employee’s coverage. The plan includes coverage for major medical, dental, vision, life, and accidental death. Dependent coverage is available at an additional cost to the employee.
SUPPLEMENTAL INSURANCE AND CAFETERIA PLANS:
Various pre-tax plans are available to employees, such as medical coverage, unreimbursed medical expenses, and dependent day care expenses. Pre-tax and post-tax supplemental insurance policies are also available, such as short and long term disability, cancer insurance, and accident insurance.
Enrollment in a pre-tax plan must be completed within 30 days from the employee’s date of hire, and can only be changed or stopped during yearly open enrollment or when there is a qualifying event, such as a change in family status.
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.