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Personnel Board & Personnel Hearings

Information about hearings with the City of Albuquerque Personnel Board.

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Personnel Board

The Personnel Board is composed of five members. Two members are appointed by the Mayor, two members are selected by employees by election and then appointed by the Mayor while the remaining member is selected by the other four members.

The City Of Albuquerque Personnel Board powers and duties are:

  • To advise and assist the Chief Administrative Officer or his or her designated representative and the Director of Human Resources in adopting such Personnel Rules and Regulations as are considered necessary, appropriate or desirable to carry out the provisions of this article;
  • To advise and assist the Chief Administrative officer or his or her designated representative and the Director of Human Resources upon problems concerning personnel administration and recommend corrective action; and
  • To inquire, after consultation with the Chief Administrative Officer, into any matter which it may consider desirable concerning the administration of affairs of personnel.
  • The Personnel Board shall render a decision upon the appeal of classified employees of the city who have been suspended without pay for more than five days, demoted for disciplinary reasons or discharged, as provided in Section 3-1-25.
  • Meetings of the Personnel Board, including hearings, shall comply with the New Mexico Open Meetings Act, Section 10-15-1 et seq. NMSA 1978.
  • The Personnel Board shall establish rules and regulations governing the conducts of its meetings and its grievance hearings.

The Personnel Board meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 2:30 p.m., at the Administrative Hearing Office, 600 2nd St NW, Suite 720. Notice for regular meetings are posted in the lobby on the first floor in the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Government Center, Albuquerque, N.M.

Personnel Hearings

Non-probationary City employees may appeal discipline over 5 day suspensions and/or up to termination within ten (10) calendar days of the occurrence discipline. Please refer to the Merit System Ordinance (3-1-25) for policies and procedures.



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