HR Reference Guide


It is the policy of the State of Nevada that employee recruitment, appointment, assignment, training, compensation and/or promotion occur on the basis of merit and without regard to race/color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, pregnancy, genetic information, domestic partnership, or disability.

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If an employee experiences or witnesses discrimination based on race, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, color, national origin, age, pregnancy, genetic information or disability it may be reported:

  • By contacting the agency coordinator;
  • Filing a claim in NEATS; or
  • Reporting it on the Sexual Harassment/Discrimination Hotline at (800) 767-7381.

Additionally, employees are entitled to file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Nevada Equal Rights Commission or consult with an attorney or labor representative.


The State's policy prohibits retaliation against employees who file a harassment and/or discrimination complaint, participate in a harassment and/or discrimination complaint of another employee or oppose harassment and/or discriminatory practices.  Any employee bringing a complaint or assisting in an investigation of a complaint will not be adversely affected in terms and conditions of employment nor discriminated against or discharged because of the complaint.