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Employee Benefits

Open Enrollment: May 1–31

During open enrollment May 1–31, 2024, benefits-eligible employees can make changes to their benefits offered through the Public Employee Benefits Program (PEBP) and Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE).

Our Culture

Through a diverse community, the arts, education, and our environment, Nevada State focuses on excellence to help foster new opportunities.


The following information is intended to help you understand our health insurance options, our mandatory retirement plan, and the voluntary supplemental benefits plans that we offer.

Competitive Pay

Nevada State strives to attract, inspire and retain top notch faculty and staff as well as meet the diverse needs of our community with well-designed and competitive compensation packages.

Retirement Plans

Nevada State offers a very competitive retirement plan by matching the employees’ 17.5% mandatory contributions toward retirement.

Life Insurance

$25,000 basic life insurance is included with your health plan, and there are several options to choose from if you would like to purchase additional coverage.

Annual & Sick Leave

Nevada State offers generous annual leave, sick leave and 12 paid holidays. Accruals vary by employee type.


Medical, Dental, & Vision Care

We offer a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) high deductible plan, a PPO low deductible plan, and a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) plan.

Educational Benefits

Tuition assistance at NSHE institutions is available for both employees and their dependents. Employees may take up to 6 credits per semester and dependents may take unlimited credits.

Free Assistance Program

Nevada State is committed to providing a healthy and supportive work environment for all of its employees. All employees have access to a free Employee Assistance Program.

Social Events

Nevada State hosts events at our campus for our students and employees such as, Spirit Week, Karaoke Night, and many others. We believe in working hard but also taking some time out to have some fun.

Employee Perks

To express appreciation for the valuable service Nevada State employees provide, we provide information on various companies offering discounts on goods and services to current employees.


Nevada State seeks to promote a campus culture that values diversity in all its forms, through inclusive dialogues, experiences and appreciation and value of others to leverage people as a source of collective learning, campus unity, and institutional strength.