Benefits are effective July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016, are based upon an 80 hour pay period in a paid status, and are subject to change.
SALARY PROGRESSION: Police and Correction Recruits are compensated at the base salary for Recruit. Upon successful completion of a training academy, a Recruit will automatically promote to a PO I or a CO I with the appropriate salary. Upon successful completion of 18 months of probation, a PO I/CO I will automatically progress to a PO II/CO II with the appropriate salary.
ASSIGNMENT DIFFERENTIAL: After completion of the academy, specific assignments may qualify an employee to receive assignment differential pay.
CLOTHING ALLOWANCE: Upon completion of the academy, Police and Corrections officers will begin receiving a clothing allowance of $38.47 per pay period. This amount is based on 80 paid hours each pay period.
EDUCATION INCENTIVE: Police and Corrections officers who have an Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university will receive a designated amount per pay period based on degree.
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.
SHIFT 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.
SPANISH BILINGUAL PAY: Qualified employees may receive Spanish Bilingual Pay each pay period.
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 – 14 years of service: 4.62 hours per pay period ( 3 weeks per year)
15 – 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.
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. The accrued balance may not exceed 240 hours for commissioned employees. Employees separating from the Department are eligible to cash out all accrued bonus leave.
PROFESSIONAL LEAVE: At the start of each fiscal year (July 1st), recruits and commissioned employees receive two professional leave days. Employees must use these days by June 30th of each fiscal year or they will be forfeited. Employees must complete 6 months of continuous service to be eligible to use professional leave. Professional leave 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.
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 ten 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). LVMPD is an Employer Pay Plan (ER Paid or EPC); the employee pays for their portion of the contribution through a salary reduction or in lieu of pay increase and the employer pays 100% of the retirement contributions to PERS. 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 (457b): 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.