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October 5, 2021 Agenda, Amended
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September 14, 2021 (VACATED) CANCELLED
August 17, 2021 Agenda Minutes
August 3, 2021 Agenda Minutes
July 6, 2021 Agenda Minutes
June 1, 2021 Agenda Minutes
May 28, 2021
Special Meeting
Agenda Minutes
May 22, 2021 Agenda Minutes
April 20, 2021 CANCELLED
March 2, 2021 Agenda Minutes
February 9, 2021 Agenda Minutes
January 16, 2021
Special Meeting
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January 6, 2021 Agenda Minutes
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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.

How can PELRB staff help you?


We are happy to help you whenever we can. However, we must be fair to everyone and so, cannot take sides or give you legal advice. Outlined below are some of the most common ways we can or cannot assist you:

Staff CAN:

Staff CANNOT:

Encourage you to seek legal advice from a licensed attorney or refer you to another agency that may be able to help you.

Endorse specific lawyers or community resources, or contact them for you.

Refer you to sections of the PEBA and sections of the Board's Practice Manual that may be relevant to you inquiry.

Perform legal research by applying the law to specific facts or expressing an opinion about what law applies or whether you should file a case.

Provide Board approved forms and instructions without advising any specific course of action.

Create documents for you.

Provide information about what is requested on forms WITHOUT suggesting specific words to put into the forms.

Fill in forms for you.

Provide general information about Board rules, available citations, legal terminology, administrative orders, procedures and practices.

Provide interpretation or application of Board or administrative rules or regulations, constitutional or statutory provisions, legal terminology and case law based on specific facts.

Provide publicly available, non-sequestered information on docketed cases.

Provide you with information that has been restricted by court order, statute, rules or regulations or case law.

Provide general information about Board processes, procedures and practices, including Board schedules and how to get matters scheduled.

Explain Board orders or decisions, or assist or participate in communications with the Director outside the presence of opposing parties.

Provide information about proper conduct when appearing before the Board or one of its Hearing Officers.

Advise you what to say.


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, https://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.