Meeting Minutes and Agendas

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
November 14, 2017 Agenda Minutes
(draft)
September 12, 2017 Agenda Minutes
August 1, 2017 Agenda Minutes
June 6, 2017 Agenda Minutes
April 25, 2017 Agenda Minutes
February 7, 2017 Agenda Minutes
January 10, 2017 Agenda Minutes

Can the PELRB help you?


Answering the following questions will help you determine whether the PELRB may be able to assist you.

  • Are you a public employee?

    For the Board to have jurisdiction over you or your issue, you must be employed by a governmental entity such as the State of New Mexico, or a New Mexico county, municipality, school district or institute for higher education formed under the New Mexico Constitution.

  • Are you a regular, non-probationary employee?

    You must also be a regular, non-probationary employee unless you are a regular employee of a public school.

  • Are you a managerial or supervisory employee, or do you typically act in a confidential capacity to a person who formulates, determines and effectuates management policies?

    PEBA excludes managerial, supervisory and confidential employees from its protections, so such employees do not come within the Board's jurisdiction.

    However, "manager", "supervisor" and "confidential employee" have very particular definitions under PEBA, so mere designation as such by the employer will not control.


If you DO come within the Board's jurisdiction based on the foregoing, then ask yourself the following questions.

  • Do you have a job-related question or a problem that involves union representation in any way?


    For example:

  1. Do you seek union representation or seek to remove a union as your representative?
  2. Do you think your employer has threatened you or treated you unfairly because you support a union, or because you have acted on behalf of fellow employees with regard to working conditions?
  3. Do you think your union has threatened you or treated you unfairly because you oppose the union, or support a competing union?
  4. Do you think either the union or your employer has violated the Public Employee Bargaining Act (PEBA) or a Collective Bargaining Agreement?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions, the Board may be able to help you. For more information, please contact our office.


If you do not fall within the Board's jurisdiction, or your question or problem does not appear to be covered under PEBA, another agency may be able to help you. Please see the information and links provided below for more guidance.

  • Can another agency help you?

    If you are a private (non-governmental) employer or employee with a question regarding one of the following areas of law, see these links:


    • For a union-related question or problem, the National Labor Relations Board, http://www.nlrb.gov, may be able to assist you.

    • For a question concerning wages (such as minimum wage, overtime or the collection of unpaid wages and/or vacation pay), child labor laws, your right to review personnel records, or your right to privacy in the work place, the New Mexico Department Workforce Solutions, http://www.dws.state.nm.us may be able to assist you.

    • For a question concerning health or safety issues in the workplace, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, http://www.osha.gov, may be able to assist you.

    If you are a public (governmental) employer or employee with a question regarding one of the following areas of law, see these links:


    • For a question concerning health or safety issues in the workplace, the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, http://www.dws.state.nm.us, may be able to assist you.

    • For a question concerning wages or the Fair Labor Standards Act, the United States Department of Labor, http://www.dol.gov, may be able to assist you.

    If you are either a private or a public employer or employee with a question regarding one of the following areas of law, see these links:


    • For a question concerning unemployment compensation, the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, http://www.dws.state.nm.us, may be able to assist you.

    • For a question concerning discrimination because of race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, physical or mental handicap or serious medical condition, or, if, the employer has fifty or more employees, spousal affiliation, the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, http://www.dws.state.nm.us, may be able to assist you.