The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony has committed itself to recruit skilled and highly motivated employees and retain staff by providing fair compensation, opportunities for career development, and a professional work environment, which enhances expression of their talents and energies. The RSIC is a federally recognized tribal government whose principal activity is the economic and social advancement of its people. The RSIC government and its entities recognize the responsibility to serve the community, which sustains its. As employees to the RSIC, we are committed to the provision of services and the performance of our respective duties in a fiscally responsible manner without favor to one over another.
34 Reservation Road
Reno, NV 89502
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Esther Sanchez, Human Resources Director
Marilyn Melendez, Generalist
Sara Jane Kane-Katenay, Benefits Coordinator
Britanny Smithpeger, HR Clerk
**Link to our current job openings and employment application below**
Health and Wellness Benefits
At The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, we value your hard work, and we believe you deserve a high-quality, comprehensive benefit program. The RSIC benefits offer you and your family the opportunity to enjoy a cost-efficient approach to health and insurance protection as well as a retirement program that will help you plan for the future. The RSIC offers the following benefit plans:
The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony health insurance plan (RSIC Health Plan) provides employees and their dependents access to medical, dental, and vision care insurance benefits. Full-time team members regularly working an average of thirty (30) hours per week or more are eligible for the following benefits. You may enroll in each plan independently.
– Provider: Hometown Health
-100% paid by the RSIC for all full-time employees (for PPO coverage only)
– Provider: Guardian
-100% paid by the RSIC for all full-time employees
– Provider: Davis Vision
-100% paid by the RSIC for all full-time employees
Employee Cost Per Pay Period:
Medical Option 1 -PPO:
|Employee:||Medical: $0.00||Dental: $0.00||Vision: $0.00|
|Employee/ Spouse:||Medical: $201.42||Dental: $8.23||Vision: $1.17|
|Employee/ Child(ren)||Medical: $94.00||Dental: $9.28||Vision: $.86|
|Employee/ Family||Medical: $282.02||Dental: $17.85||Vision: $2.34|
Medical Option 2- HMO:
|Employee:||Medical: $80.84||Dental: $0.00||Vision: $0.00|
|Employee/ Spouse:||Medical: $379.25||Dental: $8.23||Vision: $1.17|
|Employee/ Child(ren)||Medical: $239.50||Dental: $9.28||Vision: $.86|
|Employee/ Family||Medical: $532.62||Dental: $17.85||Vision: $2.34|
Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony life insurance plan (RSIC Life Plan) provides employees and their dependents access to life insurance benefits. Employees classified as Regular full-time and Regular Part-time are eligible to participate in the life insurance plan.
-100% paid by RSIC for all Full-time employees
-50% reduction in policy after the age of 70.
401(k) Profit Sharing Plan
The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony offers savings plans to all eligible employees; 401(k). The plan will provide a unique opportunity to shelter part of the participant’s income from current taxes and accumulate savings in a most convenient and effective way, through payroll deduction.
As a supplement to plan savings, the RSIC may match a percentage of your contributions. Participating employees will receive a match of fifty cents on the dollar up to 6% of his/her voluntary per pay period contributions. In order to receive the company’s matching contribution, employees must have enrolled in the 401(k) Plan. While employees may begin contributing after the first of the month following 60 days of employment, RSIC’s matching contributions will not begin until the first of the month after employee’s first year anniversary. RSIC’s match percentage is subject to change or elimination at RSIC’s discretion.
Sick Leave: The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony provides Sick Leave. This is a voluntary paid benefit to eligible employees for periods of temporary absence due to personal or immediate family member’s illnesses or injuries.
Annual Leave: The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony provides Annual Leave. This voluntary paid benefit is available to eligible employees to provide opportunities for rest, relaxation, and personal pursuits. Employees in the following employment classifications are eligible to earn and use Annual Leave time as described in this policy: Regular full-time and regular part-time employees.
Eligible employees accrue sick and annual leave benefits at the rate of 4 hours per pay-period. Both leave benefits are calculated based on a “benefit year,” the 12-month period that begins when the employee is eligible to earn leave benefits.
Paid Bereavement Leave: The RSIC will provide paid time off upon the death of an immediate family member of an employee. RSIC defines “immediate family” for the purposes of this policy as the employee’s spouse, spouse equivalent, parent, child, sibling, the employee’s spouse’s parent, child, grandparents or grandchildren. Special consideration may be given to any other person whose association with the employee was similar to any of the above relationships.
Paid Jury Duty Leave: The RSIC encourages employees to fulfill his/her civic responsibilities by serving jury duty when required. Eligible employees may request up to two weeks of paid jury duty leave during a 12-month period. RSIC encourages employees to appear in court for witness duty when subpoenaed to do so. RSIC defines jury duty as the bona-fide request of an employee’s time to fulfill their civic responsibility in a court of competent jurisdiction. Witness duty is defined as the bona-fide request of an employee’s time to provide testimony in a court of competent jurisdiction.
The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony sanctioned holidays are available to eligible employees to provide opportunities for rest, relaxation, and personal pursuits. Employees in the following employment classifications are eligible to earn and use Holidays as described in this policy: Regular full- time and Regular part-time employees. The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony grants twelve (12) selected holidays a year with pay.
The following are the 2019 holidays:
January 1 – New Year’s Day
January 21 – Martin Luther King Day
February 18 – President’s Day
April 19 – Good Friday, Noon early release-Admin Leave
May 27 – Memorial Day
July 4 – Independence Day
September 2 – Labor Day
September 27 – National Indian Day
October 25 – Nevada Day-Holiday
November 11 – Veteran’s Day-Holiday
November 27 – Before Thanksgiving, Noon early release-Admin Leave
November 28 – Thanksgiving Day
November 29 – After Thanksgiving-Family Day
December 24 – Christmas Eve, Noon early release-Admin Leave
December 25 – Christmas
December 31 – New Year’s Eve, Noon early release-Admin Leave
* Early Release is at the discretion of each employee’s supervisor. Work schedules must be arranged and approved in advance by management. If approved for early release “Administrative Leave” must be noted on the employee’s time sheet. Any employee scheduled to use annual leave on the day of the early release must record the full day as annual leave and any employee who calls out on sick leave on the day of the early release, must use a full day of sick leave or annual leave. We recognize many employees perform services deemed essential to the tribe and may not be able to take advantage of the early release and we thank these employees for their dedication and commitment.
2018 Employees of the Year
Daryl Gardipe, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Utilities Supervisor, and Raelyne Thomas, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Head Start Cook were named the 2018 Employees of the Year.
Employee Appreciation Day @ Wild Island