The city of Las Vegas currently offers a comprehensive benefit package for all regular, full-time employees with a value equal to approximately one-third of their salary. Part-time and temporary employees may qualify for some benefits on a pro-rated basis.
The city of Las Vegas participates in the Nevada Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) as an employer-paid agency. Employees are vested after five years of service. For details on PERS, go to www.nvpers.org. The city does not participate in the federal Social Security System, but does contribute to the federal Medicare program.
The city pays 100 percent of the premiums for employee medical, dental and vision insurance. For dependents, the city supplements the cost of the insurance, with the employee providing the balance. The city self-funded medical coverage is currently provided by Coordinated Health/Care, a Consumer Driven Health Plan (CDHP); the Sierra 2000 Plan, a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) is fully insured; or Health Plan of Nevada, a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) is fully insured. The dental plan is self-funded and is administrated through Meritain utilizing the Preferred Dental Network. The Vision Plan is self-funded and is administered by VSP.
Basic life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance are provided by the city to the employee free of charge. Additional life insurance for the employee and his/her dependents is available from Standard. Payroll deduction is available.
The city of Las Vegas provides long-term disability insurance at no charge to its employees. The plan pays 60% of monthly base salary up to a maximum of $11,000, after a waiting period of 90 days of disability.
Employees may utilize two plans, administered by third parties, in which to set aside pre-tax funds for retirement on a voluntary basis. Federal law sets the contribution limit and, for 2012, it is $17,000 per year, ($22,500 for employees over 50 years of age), whichever is less.
The City of Las Vegas reimburses employees for job-related course tuition based on credit hour fees of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). A grade of "C" or better is required.
Employee Assistance Program
The city of Las Vegas provides employees and their families access to confidential, professional counseling assistance. The program is administered by a third party, offers 24-hour crisis intervention and three visits per year at no charge. Additional sessions are covered under the regular health insurance plan.
125 Flexible Benefit program
The 125 Flexible Benefit program offers several alternatives. Dependent insurance premiums may be paid with pre-tax dollars; employees may elect to have dependent child care and unreimbursed medical expenses deducted from their pay on a pre-tax basis, with reimbursement for those expenses provided after receipts are submitted to a third-party administrator (as allowed by IRS code).
Vacation and Sick Leave
Regular employees accrue four (4) hours of sick leave per bi-weekly pay period, for an annual total of 13 days. Annual leave accrual is based on the employee's employment status (appointive, represented, and elected) and the number of years the individual has been an active city employee. Annual leave accrues from the first day worked, and employees are eligible to take annual leave after completion of six (6) months continuous full-time service. The minimum annual leave available is 10 days per year, and accrual increases with years of service.
Employees receive 11 holidays each year, plus a birthday holiday.