Nevada Public Officers and Employees

Sec. § 281.645
Violation, reprisal or retaliatory action against local governmental officer or employee who discloses improper governmental action: Procedures for hearing appeals established by ordinance; contents of ordinance.


1.

A local government shall, by ordinance, establish procedures for hearing an appeal from a local governmental officer or employee who alleges a violation of NRS 281.631 occurred or who:

(a)

Disclosed information concerning improper governmental action; and

(b)

Believes that as a result of that disclosure, a reprisal or retaliatory action has been taken against the local governmental officer or employee,
Ê to determine whether a violation of NRS 281.631 occurred or whether a reprisal or retaliatory action has been taken against the local governmental officer or employee. The procedures must allow a local governmental officer or employee to file an appeal not later than 2 years after the information is disclosed or the disclosure of which has been prevented or interfered with and require the local governmental officer or employee who desires to file an appeal to file the appeal within 60 days after the alleged violation of NRS 281.631 occurred or the alleged reprisal or retaliatory action was taken against the local governmental officer or employee.

2.

An ordinance adopted pursuant to subsection 1 must:

(a)

Prescribe the required contents of an appeal;

(b)

Provide for the designation or appointment of hearing officers to hear such appeals; and

(c)

Provide that if a hearing officer determines that a violation of NRS 281.631 occurred or the action taken was a reprisal or retaliatory action, the hearing officer may issue an order directing:

(1)

The proper person to desist and refrain from engaging in such a violation or action; or

(2)

The termination of the employment of the proper person.
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Feb. 5, 2021