Frequently Asked Questions

Current as of 12.12.16

Will there be a Management Academy in Las Vegas? If so, when?

We plan to hold an Academy for Southern Nevada beginning in late summer 2017, with applications being available early summer 2017.

What will the workload for the Academy be?

Participants will be expected to attend each of the monthly two-day classroom sessions.  In addition, participants will be asked to complete a limited number of pre-work/homework assignments and show evidence of completing these assignments on time.  For its part, OED will keep these assignments to only an “essential few” and will make the assignments for a given month during the prior month’s class to ensure that participants have the maximum time to complete them.  

Is there a cost to attend the Management Academy? If so, what is it?

There is no charge to participants or their respective agencies or departments to attend the Management Academy.  However, if a participant incurs costs associated with travel to attend the Academy, it will be the responsibility of the participant’s department to reimburse him/her at standard State rates.

At this time, I’m not sure I can attend all the classroom sessions. Should I apply?

Participants will be expected to attend all 10 days of instruction.  If you know now that you will have a substantive and unavoidable scheduling conflict, please do not apply, but consider applying for a future session.  If you are accepted into this Academy session and experience an unanticipated scheduling conflict, you can request an excused absence which will be handled on a case-by-case basis.  Unexcused absences may lead to your withdrawal.

How will applicants be selected?

Initially, each application will be reviewed to ensure that the applicant meets the eligibility criteria. Next, each application will be independently evaluated against set criteria using a 0-5 point scale. Overall, 60% of an applicant's score will be based on his/her essay responses; 40% will be based on the supervisor's recommendation. The final step in the selection process will be to look at all the applicants who get a minimum "qualified" score and select from this group, applicants who collectively provide a diverse class relative to characteristics such as agency/department affiliation, tenure in current position, and number of staff supervised.

I’m very interested, but not sure I can complete the application by the due date. Should I still apply?

OED will accept late applications up until the day before the Selection Committee meets to make its recommendations; however, late applications will be considered only if there are still seats available after all the on-time applications have been processed.

Can a Supervisor recommend more than one staff member?

An individual supervisor may recommend more than one staff person from his/her area.  If it becomes necessary to make choices among multiple applicants working for the same supervisor, the OED can, at its discretion, consult with the supervisor to gather additional information.

What if my Supervisor doesn’t complete the required Recommendation Form?

An application is not complete until the Supervisor’s recommendation is received. In those situations where an on-time application has been received, but no supervisor’s recommendation has been submitted, OED will notify the applicant of this situation by COB on the due date (1/20/17).  Your supervisor will then have 5 business days to submit the recommendation or application cannot be considered. If there are extenuating circumstances with this timeframe, your supervisor should contact Rebecca Kennard at (702)486-2913 as soon as possible to discuss the situation.

Will I be able to see my Supervisor’s completed Recommendation Form?

No. Supervisors will submit their completed recommendation forms directly to OED without applicants seeing them.  Keeping the recommendation confidential will help prompt candor on the part of the supervisor.  

What is the “Internal ID” requested on the Application Form?

It is your 5 digit number you use to sign into NEATS and use for payroll processing.

I’m having trouble filling in the application form. Who should I contact for help?

You can email the dedicated mailbox for the Academy (NVMgmtAcademy@admin.nv.gov) or call OED at (702) 486-0034.

What happens to my application and supervisor recommendation after they are submitted?

All application forms and supervisor recommendations are logged in by OED Administrative Assistants and then distributed only to the Selection Committee.  Once final decisions are made, all applications and recommendations will be confidentially destroyed.

What happens if I’m not accepted?

Applicants not selected can request a debriefing conversation by contacting Rebecca Kennard at (702)486-2913.  You may also apply again for the next session of the Management Academy by completing a new application.