Benefits are effective July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2012, 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:
- 1-9 years of service: 4.62 hours per pay period
- 10-14 years of service: 4.62 hours per pay period
- 15-19 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:
- 1-9 years of service: 320 hours
- 10-14 years of service: 360 hours
- 15-19 years of service: 400 hours
- 20 + years of service: 400 hours
On July 1st of each year, civilian employees receive 2 Floating Holidays. Employees must use these days by June 30th of the following year or they will be forfeited. Employees must have completed 6 months of continuous service to be eligible to use the Floating Holidays. Floating Holidays 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 10 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 10 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
- After 25 years of service, 87.5% of accumulated balance
- After 30 years of service, 100% 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. The shifts will be based on his/her regular work schedule at the time of accrual. The accrued balance may not exceed 72 hours.
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.
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.
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.
Specific assignments may qualify an employee to receive assignment differential pay of either 4% or 8%.
OVERTIME 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.
Upon completion of 10 consecutive years of employment, employees will begin receiving 4.5% longevity pay added to their base salary. An additional 1/2% will be added each year until a maximum of 15% is reached.
Civilian 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.
SPANISH BILINGUAL PAY:
Qualified employees may receive Spanish Bilingual Pay each pay period.
The Department furnishes, maintains, and cleans all uniforms for those personnel required to wear uniforms, with the exception of footgear.
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 and a portion of family coverage. The plan includes coverage for major medical, dental, vision, life, and accidental death.
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.