Governing Documents

Employee rights and responsibilities at UNLV are governed by several core documents.

The NSHE Board of Regents Handbook provides the governing documents and policies for the Nevada System of Higher Education, of which UNLV is a member institution.

Title 2 of the Handbook, the NSHE Code, has important chapters that delineate the organization of the system and its constituent institutions; academic freedom and responsibility; tenure; faculty personnel policy; and rules and disciplinary procedures for faculty.

The UNLV Bylaws further outline several aspects of faculty policies and procedures.

Some of the rules that govern classified employees can be found in the State of Nevada’s Rules for State Personnel Administration.

A collection of college and department bylaws can be found here. Note: Consult your unit to ensure this is the most current version available.

Many other UNLV processes and procedures are spelled out in specific policies.

Help with Complaints

For assistance with receiving help for faculty who believe they have been subjected to adverse personnel actions or witnessed inappropriate or prohibited conduct, please visit this Help With Complaints page.

International Ombudsman Association

The Ombuds Office adheres to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the International Ombudsman Association. For more information, please visit the IOA website.