Oct. 22, 2021

Dear Classified Staff:

Nevada is experiencing emergency budget shortfalls due to statewide disruptions in commerce and revenue as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic. To address this fiscal emergency, the Nevada State Legislature convened the 31st Special Session and passed Assembly Bill (AB) 3, which was signed into law by Governor Sisolak. Pursuant to AB 3, all full and part-time employees of the State, which includes classified employees of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE), are required to take unpaid furlough leave that amounts to a 4.6 percent reduction in monthly compensation. You are hereby notified pursuant to the Nevada Department of Administration, Division of Human Resources Management (DHRM) EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1, 2020.

Full time classified employees

● You will be required to take unpaid furlough leave from December 16, 2020, through June 15, 2021.

You will be required to take 48 hours of furlough leave, the equivalent of six days.

● Eight hours of classified furlough accrual will be released on the following dates: December 15, January 1, February 1, March 1, April 1, May 1

● You must take 8 (eight) hours of furlough leave per months during the time period of December 15, 2020 - June 15, 2021 Part time classified employees

● You will be required to take unpaid furlough leave from December 16, 2020, through June 15, 2021.

● You will be required to take a proportional amount of furlough leave based on the full-time equivalency (FTE)

● The salary reduction will be reflected in your paycheck based on your full-time equivalent (FTE) hours.

Furlough leave for full and part time classified employees shall appear in your Workday account on December 1, 2020, and use is subject to supervisor approval. All leave must be used by June 15, 2021, and unused leave has no monetary value. Deductions shall occur from your monthly compensation whether furlough leave is used for that month or not.

For further information, please read The Message from the Vice President of Human Resources