Panel to consider options for Kinkead Building complaints

Nevada's Interim Finance Committee will be presented Thursday with options for dealing with employee complaints about the state's Kinkead Building in Carson City.

The State of Nevada Employees Association has complained on behalf of the nearly 300 workers there of a leaky roof, slanted floors and cracking concrete as well as problems with heating and ventilation systems.

The association said it will be keeping a close eye on lawmakers and pushing for action to either move the workers elsewhere or find a way to replace the building.

SNEA officials say workers want out of the building.

An engineers' report has warned the building could collapse in a serious earthquake and concluded there are numerous structural problems that make it more economical to tear Kinkead down than to fix it.

SNEA officials say the state has ignored the problems in the building for years. The complaints became more vocal from workers after last-minute changes to the governor's proposed budget eliminated funding for a replacement building to house Human Resources employees.

A report on the Kinkead Building is scheduled for IFC's Thursday meeting. The committee isn't expected to take any action until November.


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