Benefits



Employee Benefits Summary


Lyon County is committed to providing the best possible benefits and health services to our employees. This site outlines benefits we provide for full-time and part-time employees*

*Part-time employees must work a minimum of 30 hours/week to be eligible. Some benefits may not apply. Please contact the Human Resources Department for more information.
Please contact our Human Resources Department with any questions you may have. You may also use the Self Service links below to directly access various benefit accounts (for health accounts, have your health cards at hand before logging in).







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Benefits


Employee Receives


Eligibility


Holidays


Employees receive 11 paid holidays as follows:
  • New Year’s Day,
  • Martin Luther King Day,
  • President’s Day,
  • Memorial Day,
  • Independence Day,
  • Labor Day,
  • Nevada Day,
  • Veteran’s Day,
  • Thanksgiving Day,
  • Day after Thanksgiving,
  • Christmas Day.
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Vacation


  • Hire date through first year 1 week (3.34 hrs. /month), 20 hours available after 6 months of employment.
  • Beginning of 2nd through end of 5th year 3 weeks (10.00 hrs. /month).
  • Beginning of 6th year 4.2 weeks (14.00 hrs. /month).
  • 240 hours per year maximum vacation leave carryover allowed.
As Accrued (Full-time Employment)

Sick Leave


Employee is eligible to receive 15 paid sick days per year accrued at 10 hours per month.
As Accrued (Full-time Employment)
Tuition Reimbursement


Lyon County offers an Education Assistance Program to help employees progress in their career with Tuition Reimbursement. Must be approved by department director and funded by department’s training budget, related to current job, and student must receive passing grade of C or better.
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Attendance Incentive Program


Use of 16 hours or less of sick leave per calendar year will result in crediting of one day of Personal Leave time. Personal Day must be used by the end of the calendar year or lost.
12 months as of 12/31.
Health, Prescription, Dental and Vision Insurance Coverage


Choice between HMO and PPO health plans. Family coverage is available for a per pay check cost. Click here for bi-weekly costs. Each plan has office co-pays for in network physicians.
HMO/PPO: HometownHealth
Vision: Vision Service Plan
Dental: Guardian Dental and the Guardian Dental Provider Directory
Prescription: with Hometown Health, you may use any pharmacy. For mail-order, go to:
Postal Prescription Services: PPS
Costco Mail Order: Costco
1st of month following ninety (60) days of employment.
Flexible Spending Benefits


The County offers a section 125 Flexible Spending Plan consisting of options for employees to set up pre-tax payroll deductions for Un-reimbursed Medical Expenses and Dependent Care expenses.
Click here to access your FSA Account: Infinisource
Available during Open Enrollment and for new employees
Life Insurance


Term policy in the amount of $10,000.
1st of month following 60 days of employment
Supplemental Insurance


Employee may purchase additional life and accidental death insurance through lower group rates. Contact Human Resources for more information.
1st of month following 60 days of employment
Disability, Cancer or Accident Insurance


Employees may purchase additional insurance(s) such as Disability, Cancer or Accident. Contact Human Resources for more information.
1st of month following date of employment
Retirement


County is a choice agency under the Nevada Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). Employees may choose to either pay one-half (14.5% of the retirement contributions) and receive a higher hourly rate of pay or have the County pay 100% of the retirement contributions and receive a lower hourly rate of pay. Benefits vest after 5 years of service. If the employee pays one-half of the retirement premiums and does not remain employed for 5 years they are entitled to a refund of the premiums they paid.
5 years service
Deferred Compensation


Tax deferred savings plans 457 (b) are available for retirement purposes. Employee pays full cost. Options available are through Voya Financial and Life of the Southwest (LSW).
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Early Separation Incentive Program
Employees who retire from employment early may be eligible for purchase of additional PERS retirement credit. Contact Human Resources for additional details.
After 10 years of employment
Social Security


Social Security Retirement, Disability is not paid for employees who are covered by the PERS Retirement Plan. M-Care Insurance premiums are paid for all employees.
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Credit Union


Banking services including checking, savings and loans available thru:
Greater Nevada Credit Union or
Financial Horizons Credit Union.
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Jury Duty


Paid leave for jury duty.
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Bereavement Leave


Up to 5 days leave for death in immediate family or of an individual who was dependent upon the employee for care.
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Employee Assistance Program


Confidential personal, financial and legal counseling and referral service for employees and their families. MyLifeValues Use Login:

Username: poolpact
Password: eap
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Catastrophic Leave Bank


Employees may be entitled to additional sick leave time for catastrophic illness or injury. Contact Human Resources for additional details.
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Uniforms


Free uniforms for those required to wear them or a set annual uniform allowance for sworn law enforcement personnel.
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