HR Reference Guide

Surveillance/Workplace Searches


Electronic surveillance without the knowledge of the person(s) being observed on the grounds of any facility owned or leased by the State is prohibited except in certain circumstances.  Contact your appointing authority prior to initiating surveillance.


Public sector employees potentially have privacy rights in the workplace under federal law not held by private sector employees.  Management and, if applicable, legal counsel should be consulted prior to a workplace search.

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  • Nevada Revised Statutes
  • Your agency's human resource staff