Nevada Unemployment Processing To Get Additional Help

Retirees, Former Employees Will Get Expedited Hiring

Paul Ihander
May 11, 2020 - 2:15 pm
Unemployment insurance form and clipboard on a desk.

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Governor Steve Sisolak signed an emergency directive Monday to provide flexibility for the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation to hire non-merit, or contracted, staff to help process unemployment insurance claims in Nevada.  

“I have heard stories from many Nevadans who are experiencing issues trying to process claims, and our staff at DETR has been working as quickly as possible to process the unprecedented number of claims,” Governor Sisolak said. “This Directive will help onboard more staff quickly to help bring insurance benefits to more Nevadans faster.”  

The Directive provides the agency with emergency flexibility for personnel standards including hiring of temporary staff, rehiring of retirees or former employees on a noncompetitive basis, and other temporary actions to quickly process applications and claims. The emergency flexibility will be applicable through December 31.