Nevada Public Officers and Employees

Sec. § 285.060
Employee suggestions: Recordation; notification of delays; referral to relevant state agency; state agency’s findings and recommendations; review, evaluation and monitoring by Merit Award Board; report.


1.

Upon receiving an employee suggestion pursuant to NRS 285.050, the Secretary of the Board shall:

(a)

Record and acknowledge receipt of the employee suggestion;

(b)

Notify the state employee or each state employee of a group of state employees who submitted the employee suggestion of any undue delays in the consideration of the employee suggestion; and

(c)

Refer the employee suggestion at once to the head of the state agency or agencies affected, or his or her designee, for consideration.

2.

Within 30 days after receiving an employee suggestion that is referred pursuant to subsection 1, the head of the state agency, or his or her designee, shall report his or her findings and, if applicable, recommendations to the Board unless the Board has, for good cause, extended the period. The report must indicate:

(a)

Whether the employee suggestion has been adopted.

(b)

If adopted:

(1)

The day on which the employee suggestion was put into practice.

(2)

The actual or estimated reduction, elimination or avoidance of state expenditures or any improvement in the operation of the State Government made possible by the employee suggestion.

(3)

If the employee suggestion was submitted by a group of state employees, a recommendation of the distribution of any potential award made pursuant to NRS 285.070 to each state employee in the group. Such a distribution must be made in equal proportion to each state employee in the group.

(c)

If rejected, the reasons for rejection.

(d)

If applicable, whether legislation will be required before the employee suggestion may be adopted.

3.

The Board shall:

(a)

Review the findings and, if applicable, recommendations of the state agency and may obtain additional information or take such other action as is necessary for prompt, thorough and impartial consideration of each employee suggestion.

(b)

Evaluate each employee suggestion, taking into consideration any action by the state agency, staff recommendations and the objectives of the Merit Award Program.

(c)

Monitor the efficacy and progress of employee suggestions that have been adopted and put into practice.

(d)

Provide a report to the Budget Division of the Office of Finance and the Interim Finance Committee not later than 90 days after the end of each fiscal year ending on June 30 of an even-numbered year summarizing, for that fiscal year and the previous fiscal year:

(1)

The employee suggestions that were rejected by state agencies.

(2)

The employee suggestions that were adopted by state agencies and detailing any actual reduction, elimination or avoidance of state expenditures or any improvement in the operation of the State Government made possible by the employee suggestion.

(3)

Any legislation required to be enacted before an employee suggestion may be adopted.
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