Nevada Public Officers and Employees

Sec. § 284.180
Pay plan to set official rates applicable to all positions in classified service; overtime; workweek for certain firefighters; innovative workweeks; existing contracts of employment; report; payment for working on holiday.


1.

The Legislature declares that since uniform salary and wage rates and classifications are necessary for an effective and efficient personnel system, the pay plan must set the official rates applicable to all positions in the classified service, but the establishment of the pay plan in no way limits the authority of the Legislature relative to budgeted appropriations for salary and wage expenditures.

2.

Credit for overtime work directed or approved by the head of an agency or the representative of the head of the agency must be earned at the rate of time and one-half, except for those employees described in NRS 284.148.

3.

Except as otherwise provided in subsections 4, 6, 7 and 9, overtime is considered time worked in excess of:

(a)

Eight hours in 1 calendar day;

(b)

Eight hours in any 16-hour period; or

(c)

A 40-hour week.

4.

Firefighters who choose and are approved for a 24-hour shift shall be deemed to work an average of 56 hours per week and 2,912 hours per year, regardless of the actual number of hours worked or on paid leave during any biweekly pay period. A firefighter so assigned is entitled to receive 1/26 of the firefighter’s annual salary for each biweekly pay period. In addition, overtime must be considered time worked in excess of:

(a)

Twenty-four hours in one scheduled shift; or

(b)

Fifty-three hours average per week during one work period for those hours worked or on paid leave.
Ê The appointing authority shall designate annually the length of the work period to be used in determining the work schedules for such firefighters. In addition to the regular amount paid such a firefighter for the deemed average of 56 hours per week, the firefighter is entitled to payment for the hours which comprise the difference between the 56-hour average and the overtime threshold of 53 hours average at a rate which will result in the equivalent of overtime payment for those hours.

5.

The Commission shall adopt regulations to carry out the provisions of subsection 4.

6.

For employees who choose and are approved for a variable workday, overtime will be considered only after working 40 hours in 1 week.

7.

Employees who are eligible under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, 29 U.S.C. §§ 201 et seq., to work a variable 80-hour work schedule within a biweekly pay period and who choose and are approved for such a work schedule will be considered eligible for overtime only after working 80 hours biweekly, except those eligible employees who are approved for overtime in excess of one scheduled shift of 8 or more hours per day.

8.

An agency may experiment with innovative workweeks upon the approval of the head of the agency and after majority consent of the affected employees. The affected employees are eligible for overtime only after working 40 hours in a workweek.

9.

This section does not supersede or conflict with existing contracts of employment for employees hired to work 24 hours a day in a home setting. Any future classification in which an employee will be required to work 24 hours a day in a home setting must be approved in advance by the Commission.

10.

All overtime must be approved in advance by the appointing authority or the designee of the appointing authority. No officer or employee, other than a director of a department or the chair of a board, commission or similar body, may authorize overtime for himself or herself. The chair of a board, commission or similar body must approve in advance all overtime worked by members of the board, commission or similar body.

11.

The Division shall prepare and submit quarterly to the Budget Division of the Office of Finance a report regarding all overtime worked by employees of the Executive Department in the quarter. The Budget Division shall:

(a)

Review the report and analyze the overtime reported; and

(b)

Transmit quarterly to the State Board of Examiners the report and the analysis of the Budget Division regarding the report.

12.

A state employee is entitled to his or her normal rate of pay for working on a legal holiday unless the employee is entitled to payment for overtime pursuant to this section and the regulations adopted pursuant thereto. This payment is in addition to any payment provided for by regulation for a legal holiday.
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