TMCC Policy Manual: Personnel

Policies 2000-2999: Personnel


Policy 2003: Disclosure of Improper Governmental Action

NRS 281.661 requires the Director of the Department of Personnel to provide each State officer and employee, on an annual basis, a summary of the statutes pertaining to disclosure of improper governmental action (NRS 281.611 through 281.671).

These statutes prohibit any State officer or employee from using his or her official authority or influence to prevent disclosure of improper governmental action by another State officer or employee.

"Improper governmental action" is defined in NRS 281.611 as "...any action taken by a state officer or employee or local governmental officer or employee in the performance of his official duties, whether or not the action is within the scope of his employment, which is:

a) In violation of any state law or regulation;
b) If the officer or employee is a local governmental officer or employee, in violation of an ordinance of the local government;
c) An abuse of authority;
d) Of substantial and specific danger to the public health or safety; or
e) A gross waste of public money."

Responsible Office(s): Nevada Dept. of Personnel | TMCC Human Resources

Procedure: Procedures are located under NRS 281.611-281.671

Updated: June 21, 2011

Employee Benefits

Policy 2161: Reporting of Injuries

TMCC follows the NSHE Workers Compensation Policies and Procedures.

Responsible Office(s): BCN Risk Management Office | TMCC Human Resources

Procedure: Procedures are located in the NSHE Workers Compensation Policies and Procedures.

Updated: February 2, 2011

Policy 2162: Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)

The Occupational Health and Safety Act of 1970 prescribes certain regulations regarding the reporting and recording of industrial accidents and illnesses. The purpose of the act is to require employers to provide a safe and healthful place to work.

Responsible Office(s): TMCC Environmental Health and Safety Office

Procedure: It is imperative that all injuries be reported to the College’s Safety Officer. If employed by the College, the employee must also notify his or her immediate supervisor. In both cases, notification shall be made as soon as practical following the injury.

In the event of an accident occurring in the course of employment that results in a fatality, or which results in the hospitalization of three or more employees, the accident must be reported by the College orally or in writing to the Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Occupational Safety and Health, within 24 hours after the accident occurred.

In the event of an unannounced and/or unscheduled inspection by the Division of Occupational Safety and Health, TMCC employees shall notify the Safety Officer as soon as possible.

The TMCC Safety Officer is responsible for coordinating occupational safety and health programs, monitoring compliance with OSHA standards, and coordinating on-site OSHA compliance inspections.

Updated: June 24, 2011

Classified Personnel

Policy 2200: Policies for Classified Employees - General Information

All classified employees are State of Nevada employees and the policies governing classified personnel are found in Chapter 284 of the Nevada Revised Statutes and the Nevada Administrative Code. Personnel transactions and policies for classified employees are administered in accordance with the State of Nevada Rules for Personnel Administration.

Responsible Office(s): TMCC Human Resources | BCN Human Resources

Procedure: Procedures are located on the State of Nevada Dept. of Personnel website.

Updated: August 1, 2013

Academic and Administrative Personnel

Policy 2500: Policies for Faculty Employees - General Information

Personnel policies for professional staff (both administrative and academic) of the Nevada System of Higher Education are contained in the NSHE Board of Regents Code, TMCC Bylaws, TMCC NFA Contract and federal and state laws.

Responsible Office(s): NSHE | TMCC Human Resources

Procedure: Procedures may be found under the NSHE Code or the TMCC NFA Contract.

Updated: August 1, 2013

Policy 2503: Nepotism Policy

Except for relationships allowed pursuant to NRS 281.210 and the NAC 284.375 and 284.377, no employing authority of the NSHE may appoint a person to an employment position if, upon appointment, the person will be the immediate supervisor or will be in the direct line of authority of any relative of a NSHE employee within the third degree of consanguinity or affinity.

Responsible Office(s): Equity, Inclusion and Sustainability Office | TMCC Human Resources | NSHE | BCN Human Resources

Procedure: Procedures may be found under NSHE Title 4, Chapter 3, NRS 281.210 and the NAC 284.375

Updated: August 1, 2013

Policy 2508: Tenure for College Faculty 

Most, but not all, full-time academic faculty positions are tenurable. Exceptions for eligibility are detailed in the NSHE Code, Chapter 4. Conferral of tenure shall be made in strict conformance with the provisions of NSHE Code, Chapter 4. Academic faculty holding a Range-0 contract shall not be eligible for tenure under any circumstances.

Responsible Office(s): Student Services | VPAA

Procedure: The procedures are in the TMCC Bylaws.

Updated: October 15, 2013

Policy 2520: Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action 

It is the policy of TMCC to follow EEOC laws and NRS 613 to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants in employment, hiring, training, recruitment, development, promotion, salaries, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment for all persons without regard to sex, age, race, color, religion, physical or mental disability, creed, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. This policy is consistent with federal and state laws, regulations and executive orders.

Responsible Office(s): TMCC Human Resources

Procedure: Procedures may be found at NRS Chapter 613.

Updated: March 19, 2014

Policy 2521: Sexual Harassment 

It is the policy of Truckee Meadows Community College that the sexual harassment of students, employees, and users of College facilities is unacceptable and prohibited. This stance is consistent with the College’s efforts to maintain equal employment opportunity, equal educational opportunity, nondiscrimination in programs, services, and use of facilities, and the Affirmative Action program.

Responsible Office(s): TMCC Human Resources | BCN

Procedure: Procedures are available through the TMCC Equity, Inclusion and Sustainability Office and NSHE Board of Regents Handbook (Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 13)

Updated: June 21, 2011

Policy 2522: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 

The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, State and local government, public accommodations, commercial facilities, transportation, and telecommunications.

Responsible Office(s): TMCC Human Resources

Procedure: For accommodations please contact TMCC’s Human Resource Office.

Updated: February 2, 2011

Policy 2523: Consensual Relationship Policy 

TMCC's sexual harassment policy prohibits romantic or sexual relationships in circumstances in which one of the individuals is in a position of direct professional power over the other.

Responsible Office(s): TMCC Human Resources | NSHE

Procedure: Procedures are available through the TMCC Equity, Inclusion and Sustainability Office and NSHE Board of Regents Handbook (Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 13)

Updated: August 1, 2013

Policy 2524: AIDS Policy 

NSHE has established guidelines to address the personal, administrative, medical and legal problems associated with the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). The primary response of TMCC to AIDS is to increase awareness and education—for students, employees, faculty and others. Individuals will not be required to undergo screening for AIDS as a condition of enrollment, employment or financial services.

Responsible Office(s): TMCC Human Resources | NSHE

Procedure: Procedures may be found under NSHE Title 4, Chapter 1

Updated: August 1, 2013