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ETHICS

All State employees are required to receive, read and acknowledge an understanding of the State of Nevada ethical standards for public officials and employees.

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HONORARIUMS

No employee may accept or receive a payment of money or award of anything of value for an appearance or speech when acting in his or her capacity as a State employee.

IMPROPER GOVERNMENTAL ACTION

Improper governmental action is any action taken by a State officer or employee in the performance of his or her official duties, whether or not the action is within the scope of his or her employment, which is:

  • In violation of any State law or regulation;
  • An abuse of authority;
  • Of substantial or specific danger to the public health or safety; or
  • A gross waste of public money.

Improper governmental action should be reported to the Governor's Finance Office, Division of Internal Audits Fraud Hotline (775-687-0150) and/or the Office of the Attorney General.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF ETHICAL STANDARDS

Public officers must complete a Nevada Acknowledgement of Ethical Standards for Public Officials form.  The form includes instructions on when each type of public officer must file a completed form with the Nevada Commission on Ethics.

Executive branch employees who are not a public officer must complete the Nevada Executive Branch Employees Acknowledgement of Ethical Standards form within 30 days after beginning employment with the State.

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