NRS 353C.195 requires agencies, boards and
commissions assign debts to the State Controller (SCO) for collections 60 days
past due. This statute allows the Nevada SCO to centralize debt collection
services for all agencies. The SCO uses various methods to maximize the
collections of the debts owed to the State. These include Debt Offset program
and private Collection Agencies.
SCO is also implementing new tools to collect debts: a wage garnishment program, and provisions of NRS 353C.1965. These will help to collect debts that are owed to the State by persons who hold professional and occupational licenses.
Chapter 353C of both the Nevada Revised Statues and Nevada Administration Code regulate accounts turned over to SCO for collection.
- Debt Offset Program: Is an effective collection tool for the State to intercept payments to delinquent vendors-debtors. The SCO has the authority to apply held payment to outstanding debts. The program is authorized by NRS 353C.190, and NAC 353C.
- Private Collectors:The SCO
contracted with four private collection agencies to help recover delinquent
debts owed to the State. The private collection agencies collect debts for a
and manage past-due state receivables using private collection agencies and
Debt Offset program.
- Develop guidelines and policies and procedures to prepare the Quarterly and Year-End Accounts Receivable Reports.
- Prepare Quarterly and Year-End Accounts Receivable Reports for the State of Nevada receivables.
- Provide information, training, and technical assistance to state agencies on collection-related topics and Accounts Receivable processes.