Benefits are effective July 1, 2016 through
June 30, 2019, are based
upon an 80 hour pay period in a paid status, and are subject to change.
DIFFERENTIAL: Specific assignments may qualify for
assignment differential pay.
INCENTIVE: Civilian employees possessing an Associate,
Bachelor, or Master Degree from an accredited college or university will
receive a designated amount per pay period based on degree.
PAY / COMPENSATORY TIME: Employees who work overtime have the option
of being paid at 1-1/2 times their hourly rate or receiving 1-1/2 hours of
compensatory time. Compensatory time may
not accumulate beyond 48 hours.
DIFFERENTIAL: Employees will receive an additional 4% shift
pay for working a swing shift or a graveyard shift. Employees who have completed their initial
probation and who work a graveyard shift that encompasses the hours of midnight
to 5:00 a.m. will receive an additional 2% shift pay.
PAY: Qualified employees may receive Language Pay
each pay period.
UNIFORMS: The Department furnishes, maintains, and
cleans all uniforms for those personnel required to wear uniforms, with the
exception of footgear.
TAXES: State/City – Nevada has no state tax or city income tax.
Social Security – Employees enrolled in PERS pay no social
Medicare – Medicare
is deducted at the rate of 1.45%.
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
VACATION LEAVE: Employees begin accruing vacation leave
immediately at the following rates:
– 14 years of service: 4.62
hours per pay period (3 weeks per year)
– 19 years of service: 6.15 hours
per pay period (4 weeks per year)
+ years of service: 7.68
hours per pay period (5 weeks per year)
Vacation leave may be used after 6 months of
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
LEAVE: Employees may take bereavement leave for
members of their immediate family. This
leave can be deducted from any available accrued leave.
LEAVE: If an employee uses the equivalent of 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. The accrued balance may not exceed 240 hours.
Employees separating from the Department
are eligible to cash out all accrued bonus leave.
HOLIDAY: At the start of each fiscal year (July 1st), civilian
employees receive two floating holidays.
Employees must use these days by June 30th of each fiscal year or they
will be forfeited. Employees must have
completed 6 months of continuous service to be eligible to use floating holidays. Floating holidays must be taken as full days,
and have no cash-out value.
HOLIDAYS: Employees receive
12 paid holidays per year. A holiday
compensation plan is in place for employees who work on a holiday, or when a
holiday falls on an employee’s regular day off.
In June and December of each year, employees may choose holiday straight
time pay or holiday leave accrual as a holiday compensation option.
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 ten
years of continuous service before being eligible to receive a portion of their
sick leave balance upon separation from the Department.
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
deducted on a pre-tax basis. The plan
includes coverage for major medical, dental, vision, life, and accidental
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 members
of 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.
INSURANCE AND CAFETERIA PLANS: Various plans are available to employees,
Compensation (457b): Employees may elect
to make pre-tax contributions of their income into an approved deferred
compensation qualified plan.
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.
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.