NVPERS Pay Date – Schedule for Active Employees and Retirees

NVPERS active employees receive biweekly pay, while retirees will receive monthly pension payments on the fourth working day before month end.


NVPERS caters to two distinct groups when it comes to pay dates: active employees and retirees. Active employees benefit from bi-weekly pay periods with paychecks arriving on either the second or fourth Wednesday each month in bank accounts. For retirees, pay periods occur each week with paychecks hitting bank accounts by direct deposit on Wednesday afternoon.

If a Wednesday falls on an observed holiday, their paycheck will arrive the day prior. Retirees have more predictable scheduling; their pension payments typically arrive by the fourth business day before month’s end.

NVPERS Payment Schedule 

Pay will typically occur on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month; in cases when these Wednesdays fall on holidays, payment may instead occur on the business day preceding said holiday.

Active Employee Pay Dates

MonthPay Period 1Pay Period 2
JanuaryJan 10 (Wed)Jan 24 (Wed)
FebruaryFeb 7 (Wed)Feb 21 (Wed)
MarchMar 6 (Wed)Mar 20 (Wed)
AprilApr 3 (Wed)Apr 17 (Wed)
MayMay 1 (Wed)May 15 (Wed)
JuneJun 5 (Wed)Jun 19 (Wed)
JulyJul 3 (Wed)Jul 17 (Wed)
AugustAug 7 (Wed)Aug 21 (Wed)
SeptemberSep 4 (Wed)Sep 18 (Wed)
OctoberOct 2 (Wed)Oct 16 (Wed)
NovemberNov 6 (Wed)Nov 20 (Wed)
DecemberDec 4 (Wed)Dec 18 (Wed)


Retiree Pension Pay Dates:

MonthRetiree Pension Pay Date

NVPERS Pay Eligibility

How you qualify for NVPERS compensation depends on whether or not you’re an active employee or retiree; let’s go through each group separately:

Active Employees:

  • General Eligibility: You must be a classified employee of the State of Nevada in a position considered half-time or more (according to the full-time work week of the employer). 
  • This includes regular state employees, employees of certain public authorities and boards, and some elected officials.
  • Contribution Requirement: You must be enrolled in the PERS and have retirement contributions paid on your behalf by your employer. This is mandatory for most classified employees hired after July 1, 1991.
  • Earning Period: You must have worked during the relevant pay period to be eligible for that paycheck.


  • Retirement Eligibility: You must have met the vesting requirements for PERS benefits. This typically involves at least 5 years of service credit, but can be earlier depending on your specific circumstances.
  • Age Requirement: You must have reached the minimum retirement age based on your service credit and job category. This can range from 55 to 65 years old.
  • Pension Application: You must have submitted a completed application for retirement benefits to NVPERS.

NVPERS Payment Methods

NVPERS offers two primary payment methods to active employees and retirees alike: each has its own advantages and considerations:

Direct Deposit:

  • Convenience: Payments are automatically deposited into your designated bank account on the designated pay date.
  • Security: Direct deposit reduces the risk of lost or stolen checks, offering greater security for your funds.
  • Speed: Funds are typically available in your account by the end of the business day on the pay date, potentially faster than paper checks.

Paper Checks:

  • Accessibility: May be preferred by individuals without access to online banking or who are uncomfortable using electronic payments.
  • Tangibility: Provides a physical record of your payment for budgeting purposes.

Setting Up Direct Deposit for NVPERS

Active employees or retirees alike will find direct deposit offers convenience, security and faster access to funds than cash payments for NVPERS payments. Here is an outline of this process for both groups of members:

Active Employees:

  • Contact your payroll office: This is the most straightforward approach. Your payroll office will have the necessary forms and steps specific to your employer.
  • Use your employer’s online portal: Some employers offer an online portal where you can manage your direct deposit information. Check with your payroll office for details and access.


  • Download and complete the Direct Deposit Authorization Form: You can find this form on the NVPERS website https://www.nvpers.org/
  • Mail the completed form to NVPERS: Send the form to the address listed on the form itself.
  • Submit electronically (for retirees only): NVPERS now offers the option to submit the form electronically through their secure online portal. This option is currently available only to retirees and requires creating an account on the NVPERS website.

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