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).
 Access ESS (Employee Self Service)
E-Learning Courses
Access free E-Learning Courses
Contact Human Resources for log-on information
Must be completed within
30 days of hire and annually 
 Benefit  Employee Receives  Eligibility

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.
  • Year 1 - accrue 1 week (3.34 hours per month); 20 hours available to use after 6 months of employment. 
  • Years 2-5 accrue 3 weeks (10.00 hours per month).
  • Year 6+ accrue 4.2 weeks (14.00 hours per 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.
Attendance Incentive Program
Use of 24 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

PPO health plan. Family coverage is available for a per-paycheck cost. Click here for bi-weekly costs. Office co-pays for in-network physicians. 
PPO: Cigna $500 deductible plan    Cigna $2500 deductible plan
Vision: Vision Service Plan
Dental: Guardian Dental 
Additional Cigna Programs

Employees - log in to your ESS account for complete plan details for health, vision, dental, and life insurance. Information is under the Resources tab, located next to your name. 

1st of month following sixty (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

County is a choice agency under the Nevada Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). Employees may choose to either pay one-half (15.25% 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.
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.
Credit Union

Banking services including checking, savings and loans available thru:
Greater Nevada Credit Union or
Financial Horizons Credit Union.
Jury Duty
Paid leave for jury duty.
Bereavement Leave

Up to 5 days leave for death in immediate family or of an individual who was dependent upon the employee for care.
Immediately (paid based on sick-leave accrual)
Employee Assistance Program

Confidential personal, financial and legal counseling and referral service for employees and their families. Employee Assistance Program 


Phone: 833-430-6028

Catastrophic Leave Bank
Employees may be entitled to additional sick leave time for catastrophic illness or injury. Contact Human Resources for additional details.
Free uniforms for those required to wear them or a set annual uniform allowance for sworn law enforcement personnel.