Thomas J. Griego, Executive Director
Welcome to the New Mexico Public Employee Labor Relations Board
The New Mexico Public Employee Bargaining Act (PEBA), (§§ 10-7E-1
through 10-7E-26 NMSA 1978), creates the Public Employee Labor
Relations Board (PELRB). The Act reinstates collective bargaining
for public employees, which expired in 1999. This means that the Board has authority
over all general collective bargaining matters between employee organizations or
individual public employees and either state agencies or units of local government that
that have not established a local labor board. The PELRB also has jurisdiction to ensure
that local labor ordinances and resolutions (and in some instances, local labor boards) comply
with PEBA. You have my pledge as the Board's Executive Director that I will do my best to guarantee
public employees the right to organize and bargain collectively with their employers; promote harmonious and
cooperative relationships between public employers and employees; and protect the public interest
by assuring the orderly operation and functioning of the state and its political subdivisions as required
by the PEBA, § 2.
April 25, 2017 Board Meeting Notice
The Public Employee Labor Relations Board will meet on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 9:30 am. The meeting will be held at the Board's offices located at 2929 Coors Blvd. N.W., Suite 303 in Albuquerque, NM.
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
The New Mexico Public Employee Labor Relations Board ("NMPELRB") hereby gives notice that it will conduct a public rulemaking hearing at its offices at 2929 Coors Blvd. NW, Ste. 303, Albuquerque, NM 87102 on Tuesday March 28, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. The purpose of the public hearing will be to correct typographical errors and obtain input on the proposed amendment of existing rules codified as 22.214.171.124 Definitions, 126.96.36.199 Service and 188.8.131.52 Filing With The Director Or The Board.
Interested individuals may provide comments at the public hearing and/or submit written comments to Thomas Griego, Executive Director, New Mexico Public Employee Labor Relations Board, 2929 Coors Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 (Tom.Griego@state.nm.us) (505) 831-5422, fax (505) 831-8820. Written comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on the date of the hearing. However, the submission of written comments as soon as possible is encouraged. Parties seeking to attend the public hearing telephonically must inform Mr. Matthew Abousleman, Executive Administrative Assistant, at the address or phone number above or by e-mail at MatthewJ.Abousleman@state.nm.us, no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21st.
Copies of the proposed rules may be accessed on the Board's website (http://www.pelrb.state.nm.us), or obtained from Mr. Abousleman at the email address or phone number indicated.
Individuals with disabilities who require this information in an alternative format or need any form of auxiliary aid to attend or participate in either of these meetings are asked to contact Mr. Abousleman as soon as possible. The NMPELRB requires at least 10 days advance notice to provide requested special accommodations.
Stay Informed With Our New Hearing Calendar
In an effort to keep its website visitors informed of upcoming hearings, the Board is pleased to announce the addition of a new online calendar, available at http://www.pelrb.state.nm.us/hearingcalendar.php and via the "Hearing Calendar" button at the top of this page.
Board and Staff Members
Terms and qualifications of PELRB members is governed by NMSA (1978) Section 10-7E-8 and its powers and duties by NMSA (1978) Section 10-7E-9. For more information on the individual board members and their history please use the "Board Members" tab at the top of this page.
PELRB Welcomes New Board Member
At its October 7, 2015 meeting the PELRB honored outgoing member Jim Shaffner and welcomed its newest member, Brigadier General John "Jay" Bledsoe, NM Air National Guard (Ret).